Family Medicine Residency Program

Gayla Burow | GME Coordinator | gaburow@mrhcok.com

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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.

Opportunity:

  • 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, Nursery 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 Hospital, 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
  • Gastroenterology
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Urgent Care
  • Wound Care

Population Served:

  • Full scope Family Medicine
  • Optimal payor mix
  • Mercy Clinic for un-insured patients that financially qualify are seen in the Family Medicine Residency Continuity Clinic

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 LPN and 2 MA’s with each physician; clinic floats to assist when needed
  • Patient Services Representative
  • Marketing Department

Clinic Details:

  • One Continuity Care Clinic and multiple specialty clinic locations
  • Multiple Urgent Care locations are available for residents eligible to moonlight
  • 2 exam rooms per provider
  • Onsite Lab, EKG, Injections, PFT
  • Onsite Imaging Services
  • Latest Medical Technology
  • Transition from NextGen to Meditech in Spring 2020

Hospital offers:

  • Full service Hospitalist Program for Inpatient needs
  • Traditional practice option available with call support as interested
  • 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
  • Oncology Cancer Associates on campus and expanding
  • Level II Women’s Center
  • Employee Fitness Center with Indoor Running Track & Pool on main campus
  • Hospital EMR is Meditech

Call:

  • Call schedule with be completed each year by Chief Resident

Expected Volume:

  • See ACGME requirements attracted

Procedures:

  • MRHC is an unopposed Program

Highlights:

  • 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, rural clinic, OB, and surgery rotations 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 accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) with Osteopathic Recognition.
  3. What are your requirements for application?
    • Graduate of a COCA accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine.
    • Graduate of a United States (US) LCME college of medicine plus completion of all OSU-CHS/OMECO prerequisite requirements for entry into an ACGME accredited Osteopathic Recognition residency progran.
    • Graduate of a US LCME college of medicine and a passing score on the COMLEX-USA Level 1, Level 2 CE and Level 2 PE exams.
    • Applicants are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Completed applications are reviewed periodically and candidates are notified when there is sufficient information to offer an interview. Interview dates are granted to qualified candidates.
    • Applications must include:
      • Official transcript from an accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine
      • All national board scores for exams taken to date
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Dean’s letter of recommendation with current GPA and class ranking
    • ERAS program information
      • Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (McAlester) Program
      • NRMP program code: 2162120c5
      • ACGME Program Number: 1203900666
    • Non-DO Applicants
      • 20 Business Days Prior to the Match the Applicant Must Have Ready For Submission:
        • 60 hours of OSU-COM’s years one and two to includ; OMM I, II, III and IV. A teaching Guide for Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine or lectures may be used to direct the lab portion. Certificate of completion will be provided. OMM education from outside instituions will not be accepted.
        • Verification that candidate completed the CORRE examination with a minimum passing score at or above the 10th percentile.
        • Letter of recommendation from a D.O. with an active practice to be included with residency application. (Letter must indicate that applicant understands osteopathic philosophy)
      • During Residency:
        • Complete 60 hours of OPP Continuing Medical Education, approved by the OSU-CHS/OMECO, achieved through any of the following: CME courses, didactics, elective rotations, ets. focusing on clinical application.
        • Successfully pass an OMM basic skills competency practical examination, administered by OSU-CHS faculty, prior to PGY-2.
        • Satisfactorily progress through the Osteopathic Recognition Milestones during residency.
  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).
  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 ACGME requirements.
    • Eligible PGY-2 residents may moonlight in the MRHC/MMS Urgent Care facilities
    • Eligible PGY-3 residents may moonlight in the MRHC Emergency Department
    • Outside moonlighting oppurtunities are available
  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 see patients ½ day per week
    • PGY-2s see patients 1 day per week
    • PGY-3s see patients 2 days per week
    • To provide optimal continuity for adult inpatient and ICU patients, PGY-2 and PGY-3s are exempt from continuity clinic on mornings during inpatient medicine/ICU rotations
  16. Do you provide meals?
    • Yes, our residents are provided three meals daily without cost while on-site, if desired. There is a $6.00 per meal maximum.
  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?
    • Mandatory didactics are Friday afternoons from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm. Residents on the inpatient medicine/ICU rotations return to rotations at 3:00 pm. Didactics activities include lectures, case presentations, and hands on sessions in the resident lounge. Wellness activities take place of didactics when a “fifth Friday” occurs in a month.

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
gaburow@mrhcok.com