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From the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program. I am excited to introduce you to our program and provide you with as much information as you need to pique your interest in joining our residency family. We strive to be among the best of the OB/GYN residency programs in the country and are constantly working to improve the curriculum to meet the needs of our residents. 

 

 Our patient population is very diverse, including many underserved women and high-risk pregnancies, which allows our residents invaluable opportunities to learn. From day one in the OSU OB/GYN residency program, our residents participate in complex patient cases that help them learn and solidify their knowledge and skills in the field. They receive a well-rounded training and are fully ready to enter independent practice when they graduate.

   

One of the most notable things that you will experience when visiting our program is the camaraderie of our department.  The residents are a built-in support system for each other and we consider each other to be family. Resident wellness is a top priority, and you will see this displayed in both on-campus activities, as well as the times we gather together for social events off-campus where all family members are invited, even our dogs!  

 

If you are interested in doing an audition rotation with us, please reach out. As you explore the information here, I hope you will contact us with any questions you may have.

 

Erin E. Brown, D.O.

OB/GYN Department Chair and Program Director

Program Description

Since it began in 1982, the ACGME accredited Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Oklahoma State University, in conjunction with the Osteopathic Medical Education Consortium of Oklahoma (OMECO), has trained more than 100 physicians who are now successfully practicing medicine nation-wide. Highly competitive, the Osteopathically recognized program trains five to six residents in each post graduate year in rotations across the state, in both rural and metropolitan areas. Working the Labor and Delivery units at two of the main hospitals in Tulsa, Saint Francis Hospital and OSU Medical Center, our residents rotate through five additional hospitals for Benign Gynecology, as well as the sub-specialties of Gynecological Oncology, Urogynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and Maternal and Fetal Medicine.

 

Our first year residents rotate through the Emergency Medicine Department, Internal Medicine/Intensive Care Unit, and the Saint Francis Hospital Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which allows them to gain additional exposure and creates a well-rounded physician. All of our residents are certified in the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) by the end of their second year of residency. They also have an opportunity to obtain DaVinci Robot certification upon graduation. With the opportunity for each PGY-4 resident to be Chief, our program offers leadership mentoring, with the guidance of a strong faculty. While there is a strong emphasis on Research and Quality Improvement projects, a wide variety of topics are covered in our didactics program, which follows the latest CREOG Educational Objectives two-year curriculum, yet also provides exposure in M&M conferences, Wellness, Community Programs, Coding, and Physician Business sense.

 

For more information about our OB/GYN Residency Program, contact Program Manager Martha Clemons, at martha.b.clemons@okstate.edu

 

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Salary
Effective January 1, 2020
 
PGY 1 $51,322.00
PGY 2 $53,069.00
PGY 3 $54,958.00
PGY 4 $56,952.00
PGY 5 $58,858.00
PGY 6 $61,055.00
PGY 7 $63,507.00

 

Benefits

Benefits available to residents include time off for illness, vacation, parental leave, interviews, and more. Medical, dental, and vision insurance are offered at a minimal cost, with family benefits also available. Residents can opt into a Retirement Savings Program, Flexible Health Spending Account, and Life and Disability insurances

Residency Program Faculty

Erin E. Brown, D.O.

Erin E. Brown, D.O.

OSU CHS Program Director, Clinical Assistant Professor

William D. Po, M.D., FACOG

William D. Po, M.D.

OMECO Program Director, Clinical Professor

Carlos M. Guevara, D.O.

Carlos M. Guevara, D.O.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Student Clerkship Director

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Ryan D. Gholson, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Angela Christy, D.O.

Angela Christy, D.O.

Assistant Professor

Residents

DJ Vargas

DJ Vargas

Medical School: OSU CHSUndergrad: OSUHometown: Wellington, KSHobbies: Golf, Tennis, Fishing, Hunting, anything outdoorsInteresting fact: I once went noodlin’ in the Ninnescah river and caught a 35lb catfish that broke free from my hold and stole my Apple Watch. So somewhere in South-central Kansas is a catfish worth $600.

Alex Schnaderbeck

Alex Schnaderbeck

Medical School: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic MedicineUndergrad: Colorado State UniversityHometown: Monte Vista, COHobbies: Camping/overlanding, drone photography (very much a novice), travel, fly fishing, snowboarding, exploring craft breweries, and being outside in general.Interesting fact: Worked as a park ranger in CO. I get teased for occasionally delivering babies with a “prairie dog” hold….I have never been bitten though.

Thanh Luu

Thanh Luu

Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic MedicineUndergrad: University of ArizonaHometown: Phoenix, ArizonaHobbies: Travel, cooking, aggressive brunches. Basic foodie, beer-ie, wine-ie. Being a closet fatty.Interesting fact: I love trying new things including but not limited to violin, painting, gardening, dance, sarcasm. I'm basically terrible at all of them.

Sarah Bradley

Sarah Bradley

Medical School: OSU COMUndergrad: SWOSUHometown: Springdale, ARHobbies: karaoke, exploring culture through travel and cuisinesInteresting fact: I can't snap my fingers or whistle

Lauren Chinnery

Lauren Chinnery

Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic MedicineUndergrad: University of North TexasHometown: Kerens, TXHobbies: Concerts/Dancing/Tennis/BraumsInteresting fact: Requires AT LEAST 1 step stool in the OR at all times

Erin Showalter

Erin Showalter

Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine.Undergraduate: The University of Florida.Hometown: Clearwater, Florida.Hobbies: volleyball, college football, traveling, spending time with friends and my boyfriend.Interesting fact: I majored in Spanish and lived in Spain for 4 months in college!

Raquel Cardenas

Raquel Cardenas

Medical School: Oklahoma State Medical SchoolUndergrad: Oral Roberts UniversityHometown: Lakeville, MinnesotaHobbies: reading, watching movies, dancing, craftingInteresting fact: growing up I was on a kick line team

Justin Parks

Justin Parks

Hometown: Tulsa, OKUndergrad: The University of TulsaMed school: OSUInteresting fact: I love doing yoga and eating Braum’s ice cream. Really I’ll eat any brand/flavor of ice cream. I just love ice cream.

Heather Pate

Heather Pate

Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic MedicineUndergrad: The University of West AlabamaUniversity Hometown: Tuscaloosa, ALHobbies: traveling with my hubs, spoiling my husky (our fur child), running, weightlifting, and anything to do with the beachInteresting fact: I'm a self proclaimed cupcake enthusiast and can tell you the best places in town! Also, Roll Tide!

Hayden Fox

Hayden Fox

Medical School: Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic MedicineUndergrad: Oklahoma State UniversityHometown: Edmond OKHobbies: My favorite hobby is tap dancing. Last year I placed first in an amateur tap dancing competition by performing my own adaptation of Sia’s Chandelier.

Caro Haeusler Rossavik

Caro Haeusler Rossavik

Undergrad: OUHometown: Berlin, GermanyHobbies: Spending time with my husband, walking our 2 dogs, spending time outside, traveling, beach vacations, spending time with familyInteresting fact: I learned English by watching every season and episode of Friends 3 times in a row. How YOU doin’?

Heather Konsure

Heather Konsure

Medical School: Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OkUndergrad: East Central University, Ada, Ok. Bachelor of Science degree in Biology w/ a minor in Chemistry.Hometown: Indianola, OkHobbies: baking, spinning, fishing, spending time with my familyInteresting fact: I’m a sunscreen enthusiast and am currently baking my way through The Pioneer Woman’s cookbook!

Amanda Thorson

Amanda Thorson

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Yakima WAUndergrad: UCLA, go bruinsHometown: Los Angeles, CAHobbies: CrossFit, skiing, pickup basketball, trying new breweries, hanging out with my hubs and our dog Buddy, live musicInteresting fact: The first person to ever call me "Red" as a nickname was Michael Jordan when I met him at a basketball camp.

Jessie Sorelle

Jessie Sorelle

Medical School: Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic MedicineUndergrad: Oklahoma State University - StillwaterHometown: Elk City, OklahomaHobbies: running, baking, coffee, travelingIntersting fact: 5 1/2 is both my glove size and my shoe size.

Cortney Booth

Cortney Booth

Medical School:Undergrad: Fayetteville school for exotic animal breedersHometown: ArkansasHobbies:In my spare time I breed and sell exotic reptiles. I usually go by Dr. Booth but my customers know me as Dr. Reptilio, Queen of the Reptiles.

Zachary Mullins

Zachary Mullins

Undergraduate Institution: East Texas Baptist UniversityMedical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolinas CampusHobbies: Disc golf, going to movies by myself, coffee, oh and spending time with my family.Interesting fact: I once ate 28 slices of CiCi’s pizza in one sitting and didn’t take a nap afterwards.

Frans Honig

Frans Honig

Hometown: Menlo Park, CAUndergrad: California State University, ChicoMedical School: Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic MedicineHobbies: hiking, golf, board gamesIntersting fact: I am scuba certified, and a former apple genius

Kassandra Lichvar

Kassandra Lichvar

Hometown: Westminster, COUndergrad: Arizona State UniversityMedical School: Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic MedicineHobbies: Cats, drinking wine, trail running, and exerciseIntersting fact: I hate my food touching! My family bought me plate separators so I would not have to use sectioned plates as an adult.

Lucas Myers

Lucas Myers

Hometown: Colville, WAUndergrad: Whitworth UniversityMedical School: Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic MedicineHobbies: I used to do exciting things before my girls were born, but now my hobbies include arts and crafts, waking up at 6am on my days off, unicorns, and listening to the shark song. I wouldn’t change a thing.Intersting fact: I have eaten a rabbit’s eyeball. It was like eating a disgusting gusher candy.

Braden Nelson

Braden Nelson

Hometown: Richland, WAUndergrad: Brigham Young UniversityMedical School: Kansas City University College of Osteopathic MedicineHobbies: Running, mostly recreationally (although I do enjoy racing 5 and 10ks), hanging out with my wife and son (going to parks, skipping rocks, etc.), reading (big Harry Potter fan), watching Survivor and Netflix/Disney+ (any Marvel movie).Intersting fact: When I was born my parents named me Kyle Braden. After a couple of months, they decided they had made a mistake and corrected my name to Braden Kyle.

Ann Tran

Ann Tran

Hometown: Olympia, WAUndergrad: Western Washington UniversityMedical School: Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic MedicineHobbies: backpacking, cycling, climbing, cookingIntersting fact:

Amber Tsang

Amber Tsang

Hometown: Phoenix, AZUndergrad: The University of ArizonaMedical School: Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic MedicineHobbies: Spending time with family and friends, working out, retail therapy, exploring the world!Intersting fact: I can rap Eminem’s “Mockingbird” by heart.

 

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