Internal Medicine Program



The Tahlequah Medical Group Internal Medicine Residency Program, in close affiliation with Northeastern Health System, is a three-year AOA accredited postgraduate program and is a part of the OMECO OPTI. The Program received continuing 5 year AOA accreditation in December 2014 and will seek Osteopathic Recognition in the Single Accreditation System.

Our objective is to provide progressive learning experiences that develop the attitude, skills, and knowledge of an osteopathic physician to efficiently provide quality patient care. Residents will be trained to provide quality patient care in the context of rural, family, and community health care in both the hospital and ambulatory care settings.

The Internal Medicine Residency Program offers Primary Care Track emphasis as outlined by the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Internists. Residents are exposed to in-patient care through the in-house teaching service at Northeastern Health System. They also receive patient care training at the Tahlequah Medical Group physician offices, where they learn ambulatory care through interaction with a continuity panel of patients.


An applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or non-citizen/foreign national with permanent resident visa.
  • Have graduated from an AOA accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Be or become a member of the AOA and ACOI. Membership must be maintained throughout the residency training.
  • Become licensed to practice in the state of Oklahoma, when eligible.



  • Must submit application through ERAS
  • An Official Transcript from an accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Must have passed COMLEX I, II CE and II PE
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Dean’s Letter of Recommendation with Current GPA and Class Ranking
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae


Service Aggregate Time
General Internal Medicine A minimum of 16 months but not more than 24 months
ICU/CCU, Cardiology, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Infectious Disease, Hematology/Oncology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Neurology, Obstetrics/Gynecology A minimum of 1 month of each
Selectives (Chosen by Program Director; 1 must be Pediatrics in order to meet requirements for state licensing.) 7 months


  • Core and Elective Rotations
  • Ambulatory Care Clinic
  • Hospital Teaching Service and House Officer
  • Weekly Didactic Program/Academics
  • Specialty Lectures and Scholarly Activities
  • Morning Report
  • Resident Lectures
  • Medical Staff Meetings
  • Yearly ACOI In-Service Resident Exam
  • ACOI Research Seminar (during PGY-2 or PGY-3)



  • PGY-1   $48,000
  • PGY-2   $49,000
  • PGY-3   $50,000

Vacation/PTO/Sick Days

15 days per year

CME Days

5 days per year


Health, Dental and Vision Premiums for the Resident are paid by Northeastern Health System.

Education Allowance

(Unused amounts will rollover from year to year, but must be used by the end of PGY-3 or any amount left will be lost and may not be cashed out.)

  • PGY-1   $1,800
  • PGY-2   $1,000
  • PGY-3   $2,000

COMLEX Level 3 Exam

Fee paid by Tahlequah Medical Group

Professional Dues Paid by Tahlequah Medical Group

  • AOA (Dues Paid for 3 years)
  • Oklahoma Medical License fees for PGY-2 and PGY-3
  • OBNDD fee once licensed
  • DEA fee once licensed


  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • BLS, ACLS, and PALS training paid by NHS if taken onsite
  • On duty meals provided by NHS
  • House Officer sleep room onsite
  • Monogrammed Lab Coats
  • Clinical Key Access
  • Access to OSUCOM Online Library and Electronic Resources

Please contact the appropriate person below with questions about our residency programs.



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