Choctaw Nation Family Medicine Residency Program FAQs
  • Can I rotate with your program?
    • Opportunities for rotations with our program can be limited so interested applicants are encouraged to apply early using this form. Once complete, please email to [email protected].

 

  • What is your accreditation status?
    • We are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

 

  • What are your requirements for application?
    • We only accept applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Use NRMP Match Code #2171120C1.
    • Our program’s ACGME ID is 1203900662, you can find our program (Osteopathic Medical Education Consortium of Oklahoma (OMECO/Talihina) Program) using NRMP match code 2171120C1.

 

  • What are your minimum COMLEX/USMLE scores?
    • We do not have a minimum COMLEX or USMLE score. We evaluate applicants based upon multiple factors with COMLEX/USMLE scores being only one.dancers

 

  • Are you accepting allopathic (MD) applicants?

 

  • How many positions do you offer each year?
    • We are currently offering four positions each year.

 

  • Are there other residency programs at your participating hospitals?
    • No, we are a fully unopposed residency program.

 

  • About how many hours per week does a resident work?
    • On average, our resident physicians typically work about 60-70 hours per week.

 

  • What courses and certifications are provided for residents?
    • Our faculty train our residents on-site for certification in
      Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

 

  • Are licensure expenses and examinations paid for by the program?
    • Yes, the program pays for all licensure expenses, including COMLEX Level 3 and board exam related expenses (including the ACOFP board review course for all of our PGY-3s) as well as DEA certification and Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (OBNDD) licensure.

 

  • Does the program offer membership in professional organizations?
    • Yes, we provide resident membership dues for appropriate professional organizations and encourage active involvement.

 

  • Are residents allowed to moonlight?
    • Yes, with approval of the program director, moonlighting is permitted for upper level residents who are fully licensed. Moonlighting is monitored and counted toward residents’ duty hours to ensure continued compliance with all ACGME requirements.

 

  • Does the program use an electronic health record?
    • Yes, our residents use an electronic health record on all rotations.tushka

 

  • What is the clinic schedule like?
    • PGY-1s are seeing patients in our outpatient residency clinic one day per week. Our PGY-2s and   PGY-3s are seeing patients two days per week in our clinic unless on an away rotation.

 

  • Do you provide meals?
    • Yes, our residents are provided three meals daily without cost while on-site, if desired.

 

  • How flexible is the resident block schedule?
    • We have built in a fair amount of flexibility in our block schedule by offering five 1 month-long elective rotations. We do also work closely with the residents in tailoring our “fixed” rotations to support their unique needs or interests.

 

  • Does your program offer regularly scheduled didactics?
    • Yes, we have mandatory didactics on Wednesday morning from 7am to 12pm. During this time, residents are excused from all clinical duties to attend lectures, case presentations and hands-on sessions in our lecture hall. In addition, our residents participate in a weekly faculty-led board review session on Thursday mornings from 7am to 8am.

 

  • Do you sponsor visas?
    • No, at this time we do not sponsor visas.

 

  • What is your program doing for COVID?
    • We have prioritized the health and safety of our resident physicians during the COVID pandemic, implementing multiple policies and procedures to ensure their continued well-being without compromising their education.

 

CHOCTAW NATION
HEALTH SERVICES AUTHORITY

One Choctaw Way
Talihina, Oklahoma 74571
(918) 567-7000
(800) 349-7026