Prospective Residents and Fellows
Dear Prospective Resident or Fellow,
As the Designated Institutional Official (DIO), I wanted to welcome you to the possibility of training through OSU/OMECO in Oklahoma.
Both OSU and OMECO programs serve Northeast Oklahoma. We have ~480 residents and fellows training through the 30 ACGME accredited residency and fellowship programs we have accredited through ACGME. Of the existing programs, all of them have an underpinning of osteopathic principles and practice and 18 of the programs have osteopathic recognition.
We have graduated approximately 1500 graduates since 1945 and in the last 10 years we have added 17 new programs with an additional 278 positions with plans to continue expanding our reach into Oklahoma. With COVID, OSU/OMECO only continued to strengthen our presence and enhanced our integration with simulation. We quickly discovered how nimble we were as a team and this has made our educational curricula adaptable to asynchronous modalities when appropriate.
As DIO, my responsibility is to ensure that every trainee has the opportunity to complete their training successfully and leave an independent practitioner that is comfortable entering practice (whatever that may look like) or move into a subspecialty fellowship. This responsibility not only underscores the academic rigor of the day to day residency training, but all the other intangibles that come along with it; the type of city you will be living in, your program faculty, your program coordinator, your salary and benefits and what type of opportunities will be available to you after you graduate. Program salaries and benefits are listed under each program’s compensation schedule.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality of patient care and graduate medical education while preparing trainees to be able to serve rural and underserved populations. Our map supports our mission with our graduates practicing in 40 of the 77 counties in Oklahoma.
The Chart above shows the Current Practice Locations of OSU-GME Program Graduates by County in Oklahoma (Graduating Classes 2012-2022)
All of our programs follow a Recruitment Policy established by the sponsoring institution.
We welcome you to Oklahoma and encourage you to reach out to our program director or chief residents if you have more questions.
It’s a great time to be cowboy,
Mo Som, DIO
Professor of Internal Medicine