CNHSA Residency Program FAQs
  • Can I rotate with your program?
    • We proudly invite third and fourth year med students from OSU-CHS to come do their community medicine rotation with us. Other students wishing to come rotate are welcome to contact us and will be handled on a case by case basis.

 

  • What is your accreditation status?
    • We are dually accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

 

  • What are your requirements for application?
    • You must be a 4th year student or recent graduate (within 3 years) of an accredited osteopathic medical school.
    • You must have passed COMLEX Level 1 & 2.
    • You must provide three physician letters of reference.
    • We do not accept resident applications that require J or H visa sponsorship.
    • You must have excellent skills in verbal and written English.

 

  • What are your minimum COMLEX scores?
    • We do not have a minimum COMLEX score requirement for consideration. We evaluate applicants on multiple factors with COMLEX scores being only one.dancers

 

  • Are you accepting allopathic (MD) applicants?
    • While we are accredited by the ACGME, we will not be accepting allopathic applications until 2020.

 

  • 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 AOA and ACGME requirements.

 

  • Does the program use an electronic health record?
    • Yes, aside from our emergency medicine rotations, 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 four 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, we remotely attend OSU Medical Center’s Grand Rounds on Tuesday mornings from 7am to 8am.