Family Medicine Residency Program

Gayla Burow | GME Coordinator |

Join our Team!

Be a Part of Shaping Medicine in Southeast Oklahoma Leadership, Innovation and Compassion!

Our program is committed to fully training competent and compassionate family medicine physicians. We are dually accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our program’s philosophy is that family medicine is the cornerstone of medical practice and, in so being, our program is necessarily broad in scope and designed to develop a family physician that is able to care for the whole person and their family.

Continuous and comprehensive care is an essential longitudinal component of our educational experiences. Our residents are trained to provide evidence based acute, chronic and preventative medical care in any setting including our hospital, outpatient residency clinic and long term care facilities. Our residents are expected to maintain a continuing physician-patient relationship through all stages of life and phases of care.

Our rotations are specifically designed to provide a broad base of patient care experiences with increasing levels of complexity and patient care responsibility. Some of our rotations involve critical care and other specialties available on site within the McAlester Regional Health center. For these rotations our resident physicians are trained at another facility that as an ongoing affiliation agreement with our program.


  • Contracted 3 year Residency position with benefits and paid time off
  • Full –Service Hospital
  • Active ED with over 27,000 annual Visits
  • Local Trauma Center for 8 county radius
  • 171 Bed Licensed Facility
  • Fist Assist, OB and Surgical, Inpatient Procedures, ICU/Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Office Procedures, Nursey Training, Obstetrics

Position Highlights:

  • Opportunity to join well established growing Regional Health System after completing your 3 years Program
  • Established Multi-Specialty Group of Physicians & Providers
  • Multiple new medical facilities covering 14 counties
  • A Public Trust Hospitals, not-for-profit organization
  • Owned and operated in McAlester, Oklahoma
  • Provider quality of work/life balance highly encouraged & maintained

Benefits Package:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 403b Participation
  • Professional Liability Coverage
  • Vacation
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Upfront Stipend each PGY year

Multi-Specialty Group Practice including 

  • Family Medicine Residency
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Neurology/Stroke Medicine
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation
  • General Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Hospitalist Service
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Anesthesia
  • Gastroenterology
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Urgent Care
  • Wound Care

Population Served:

  • Full scope Family Medicine
  • Optimal payor mix

Program and Practice Support:

  •  Program Director
  • Program Coordinator
  • Director of Medical Education
  • Clinic Administrator
  • Office Manager
  • CPC Plus Care Coordinator including Quality Resource
  • Clinic IT Staff / Nurse Background – Trained in EMR
  • MA/LPN – 1 MA/LPN with each physician; clinic floats to assist when needed
  • Patient Services Representative
  • Marketing Department
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse & Physician Assistant Opportunity

Clinic Details:

  • Multiple Clinic and Urgent Care locations
  • 3-4 exam rooms per provider
  • Onsite Lab, EKG, Injections, PFT
  • Onsite Imaging Services
  • Latest Medical Technology
  • Nextgen EMR with transition to Meditech in 2019

Hospital offers:

  • Full service Hospitalist Program for Inpatient needs
  • Traditional practice option available with call support as interested
  • New Veterans Clinic Facility in construction (total 10,000 sq. ft.)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
  • Geri-Psych Unit
  • 16 bed Critical Care Unit and expanding new Cardiac Step-Down Unit
  • 24/7 STEMI Program
  • STROKE Center
  • Level III New State of the Art Emergency Department – Open August 2018
  • Oncology Cancer Associates on campus and expanding
  • Level II Women’s Center
  • Employee Fitness Center with Indoor Running Track & Pool on main campus


  • Call schedule with be completed each year by Chief Resident

Expected Volume:

  • See ACGME requirements attracted


  • MRHC is an unopposed Program


  • Busy from day one with HUGE income/growth potential
  • No traffic, and less than an two hours from Tulsa International Airport
  • Extremely low cost of living and overhead
  • Excellent quality of life, plus the ability to apply additional training or interests into your practice
  • State colleges/universities within 30 miles of your home
  • Family community with great school system options, private or public
  1. 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.
  2. What is your accreditation status?
    • We are dually accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
  3. What are your requirements for application?
    1. You must be a 4th year student or recent graduate (within 3 years) of an accredited osteopathic medical school.
    2. You must have passed COMLEX Level 1 & 2.
    3. You must provide three physician letters of reference.
    4. We do not accept resident applications that require J or H visa sponsorship.
    5. You must have excellent skills in verbal and written English.
  4. 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.
  5. Are you accepting allopathic (MD) applicants?
    • While we are accredited by the ACGME, we will not be accepting allopathic applications until 2020.
  6. How many positions do you offer each year?
    • We are currently offering four positions each year.
  7. Are there other residency programs at your participating hospitals?
    • No, we are a fully unopposed residency program.
  8. About how many hours per week does a resident work?
    • On average, our resident physicians typically work about 60-70 hours per week.
  9. 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), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is offered off site.
  10. 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.
  11. Does the program offer stipends and moving expenses?
    • Yes, we give out our stipends yearly. This will be giving at the beginning of each PGY year within the first 90 days of residency. These funds are to be used for electronics, books, test banks as well as travel expenses for PGY3 Boards. Certain moving expenses will be reimbursed and will be defined in your contracts.
  12. Does the program offer membership in professional organizations?
    • Yes, we provide resident membership dues for appropriate professional organizations and encourage active involvement.
  13. 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.
  14. Does the program use an electronic health record?
    • Yes, our residents use an electronic health record on all rotations.
  15. 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.
  16. Do you provide meals?
    • Yes, our residents are provided three meals daily without cost while on-site, if desired. There is a minimum per meal.
  17. 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.
  18. Does your program offer regularly scheduled didactics?
    • Yes, we have mandatory didactics on Monday afternoons from 12pm to 5:00 PM During this time; residents are excused from all clinical duties to attend lectures, case presentations and hands-on sessions in our lounge. In addition, we remotely attend OSU Medical Center’s Grand Rounds on Tuesday mornings from 7am to 8am.  ( We Could do this)

Southeast Clinic and McAlester Regional Health Center offers a full range of services to meet your healthcare needs.  As a top rated employer with community values and a growing healthcare presence in Oklahoma, you can rest assured that our hospital and clinic will provide quality care.  This is an excellent opportunity to grow a successful practice after your residency I completed with a lasting impact on health centered in McAlester, Oklahoma.

McAlester Regional Health Center is a full service, acute-care, regional referral center serving a combined population of greater than 500,000+ in southeast Oklahoma. The McAlester Regional Medical Staff is comprised of over 120+ physicians representing multiple specialties and maintain our own Family Medicine Residency Program.

McAlester and the surrounding areas offer wonderful schools, all four seasons, an abundance of outdoor activities including Lake Eufaula (one of the top 10 largest lakes in the U.S.), beautiful scenery, affordable and dependable housing, quality health care and most importantly local friendly people. Southeast Oklahoma is rich in community value and quality of life. The relaxed atmosphere and minimal traffic allows for more time with family and friends. Need more of a metropolitan lifestyle, Tulsa is just 90 minutes north, Oklahoma City is 2 hours west and Dallas is a little more than 2 hours south. McAlester is one of the best geographically located cities in full proximity to all things centralized in North America. Rich in culture and diversity there is always something going on in the McAlester Region.

Point of Contact:

Gayla Burow
GME Coordinator