The Application and Selection Process

The department participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) to select twelve residents for the Clinical Base (PGY-1) year annually. To apply to our categorical program applicants need to do so through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). To qualify for licensure in Oklahoma for PGY-1, each resident must have passed Step I and II and Step II CS of the USMLE.

All residency appointments are made through the NRMP process. The selection is made on the basis of examination scores, medical school performance, letters of recommendation, and the results of personal interviews. The faculty selection committee aims to recruit a successful candidate who possesses essential personal characteristics and interpersonal skills to effectively deal with both patients and physician colleagues in potentially stressful situations. 

Candidates for positions are interviewed generally on Friday. Interviews begin in October and end in December. The interview session begins informally Thursday night with a casual dinner with the residents. The formal interview begins at 7:30 a.m. Friday and consists of a general overview of the program, presented by the Program Director, individual interviews with the faculty and chief residents, a tour of the facilities, and lunch with our residents. For more information you can e-mail the department at