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Anesthesiology Residency Application Process

he Anesthesiology Program at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences offers three categorical positions each year, comprised of a unique, integrated clinical base year (CBY) followed by three years of clinical anesthesia (CA1-CA3). No advanced positions (PGY-2) are offered through the match.


Applicants will be considered only with the completion of an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for the upcoming application year. Applications must include:

  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean's Letter)
  • Transcript
  • USMLE Step I Transcript
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • COMLEX step 1 and Step 2 (minimum 500 on COMLEX 1 on first attempt)
  • USMLE Step 2 may be completed after the deadline; however, successful completion of both Step 2 CS and CK is required prior to matriculation.


Offers for interviews will be made via email starting early September through November. Interviews will be held over several days virtually starting January 2021. Applicants are invited and highly encouraged to attend dinner the night before with our residents.

Eligible applicants will be considered for interview, ranking and appointment based on:

  1. Academic performance
  2. Grade point average
  3. COMLEX-USA Level 1, 2CE and 2 PE
  4. USMLE Step 1, 2CK and 2CS
  5. Completion of OSU-CHS/OMECO pre-matriculation requirements for entering the Osteopathic Recognition Program
  6. Ability
  7. Overall preparedness
  8. Communication skills
  9. Personal qualities (such as motivation and integrity)
  10. The interview, compatibility of the applicant with program philosophy and goals, academic record, letters of recommendation, and evidence of involvement in and commitment to osteopathic family medicine weigh heavily in the selection and ranking of applicants
  11. Preference in offering interviews and the selection/ranking of interviewees will be given to those applicants who:
  12. Are current students in an accredited US medical school, or have graduated from an accredited US medical school within the last two years.
  13. Have no gaps or delays in their medical training history.
  14. Have not had any failed attempts on COMLEX or USMLE exams.
  15. Only candidates with passing scores on COMLEX 1, 2CE, 2PE or USMLE Step 1, 2CK and 2CS will be considered for the finalized Rank List that is submitted to the National Residency Matching Service (NRMP).

Audition Rotations

*Note: We require a passing COMLEX Level 1 score on your first attempt*

Please visit the Office of Clinical Education to review the following:

  • Complete the visiting student application
  • Upload the required documentation
  • Proof of Completed Compliance Training (eg, HIPAA, ACLS/BLS, TB test, Mask fitting)
  • Letter of good standing
  • Current CV and photo
  • Immunization verification form
  • Background check report
  • Certificate of malpractice liability coverage
  • Proof of health insurance coverage
  • 10 panel drug screen report
  • HIPAA/BBP training certificates
  • Letter of intent for Family Medicine
  • Passing your COMLEX
  • Verify that an affiliation agreement is in place with your school and OSU

Once these items have been uploaded, your file will be forwarded to the Department Anesthesiology for review.  An email will be sent to the student with an approval or denial of their request.


Questions and/or difficulties about the online application can be forwarded to the Clinical Education department:

Melissa Goodell:


ERAS Information

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.


Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (Tulsa) Program


ACGME Program Number  0403900129
NRMP Match Code 2162040C0


Non-DO Applicants

20 Business Days Prior to the Match the Applicant Must Have Ready for Submission:

  1. 60 hours of OSU-COM’s years one and two to include; 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 institutions will not be accepted.
  2. Verification that candidate completed the CORRE examination with a minimum passing score at or above the 10th percentile.
  3. 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:

  1. 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, etc. focusing on clinical application.
  2. Successfully pass an OMM basic skills competency practical examination, administered by OSU-CHS faculty, prior to PGY-2.
  3. Satisfactorily progress through the Osteopathic Recognition Milestones during residency.
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