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Internal Medicine Residency Program

Our Program

As the most comprehensive academic medical system in Oklahoma, the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine trains leaders in both private practice and academic Internal Medicine. Our program offers a strong balance of inpatient medicine, critical care, and ambulatory training that is reflected by our 3-year ABIM certification examination pass rate of 98%. Graduates from the University of Oklahoma Internal Medicine Residency receive outstanding training in a wide variety of clinical settings and patient populations. The moderate size of our program allows personal attention to each resident to ensure career goals are achievable.

Mission Statement

The OU College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program's mission is to develop exceptional physicians and future leaders in healthcare.  Our goal is to provide state of the art training in internal medicine while fostering an environment of professionalism, innovation, wellness, and scholarship.  We endeavor to improve the lives of all Oklahomans, with a special focus on the healthcare needs of underserved populations.

Program Aims

  1. Upon completion of training, residents will be proficient general internists prepared to go directly into independent clinical practice or pursue additional subspecialty training if desired.
  2. Every resident will be given opportunities to pursue additional training in at least one of the following areas: medical education, clinical or basic science research, or health care administration. Residents will become future leaders in these areas at state and national levels.
  3. Residents will adopt a philosophy of lifelong learning as emulated by all faculty.
  4. The program will be organized around a culture of mentorship, collaboration, camaraderie, and wellness.
  5. Residents will play an integral role in the promotion and maintenance of health in our community – particularly in meeting the needs of the underserved population.

Application Information

Positions Available

The Department of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma offers 16 categorical, 8 preliminary, and 3 medicine-pediatrics positions each year. To fill our preliminary positions, we work closely with anesthesiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, radiology, and other residency programs. In addition, we offer preliminary positions untethered to a specific program destination.

Application Process

You must apply through Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS). All applications must include:

  • MyEras application
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcript
  • Letters of recommendation, at least 3
  • Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE or “Dean’s Letter”)
  • USMLE or COMLEX-USA transcripts

All appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and applicants must register through the website. Interviews are by invitation only and based on academic performance, United States Medical Licensing Examination and/or COMLEX-USA scores, and letters of recommendation.

Applicants should schedule USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS (or equivalent COMLEX exams) and release their scores to ensure that the program can view them by mid-February to be considered for placement on the rank order list.

Program Eligibility

Current senior or graduate of an LCME-approved medical school (or osteopathic equivalent) or an international graduate with a valid ECFMG certificate and valid visa or permanent resident status are eligible to apply. International medical graduates are sponsored on J-1 visas. Applicants must be within five years of completion of medical school to be considered for a position. All appointments for residency are subject to ability to obtain unrestricted Oklahoma medical license.

Resident Benefits

2021-2022 Salaries

PGY-1  $55,912   
PGY-2  $57,785
PGY-3  $59,764
PGY-4  $62,168

Authorized Absence

  • 15 days vacation each year
  • Up to 15 days sick leave each year

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Benefits - Graduate Medical Education

  • Resident Benefits
  • Insurance Benefits
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • AD&D
  • Disability Insurance
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Reimbursement Accounts  

Insurance Benefits

The University of Oklahoma offers a flexible benefits plan authorized by Section 125 (Cafeteria Plan) of the Internal Revenue Code. Each month, eligible employees receive an allowance of benefits credits. These credits represent the portion the University pays to provide benefit-eligible employees with the following core insurance benefits:

  • Medical Insurance (Employee and eligible dependents)
  • Basic Dental Plan
  • Life Insurance (1.5 times annual base pay) 
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Insurance ($20,000 policy)

Long Term Disability Insurance – Provided by the College of Medicine to all residents. The benefits are paid at 60% of monthly salary. Benefits start after you have been totally or partially disabled for 90 consecutive days.

Employees are required to participate in the medical insurance plan unless they can show proof of coverage. If proof is provided, full-time employees receive a $50 per month opt-out credit. In addition to the University provided core insurance benefits, employees and their dependents have the option to participate in other benefits available at the employee's cost. These include:

  • Dependent Dental, Life, and AD&D Insurance
  • Supplemental Employee, Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Employee and Dependent Vision Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability (employee only)
  • Employee and Spouse Long-Term Care
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 

  A compensation based contribution system is in place for medical insurance which provides benefits for residents and eligible dependents. Medical insurance coverage begins commensurate with the date resident begins term of appointment. Employees may pay for medical, dental, life insurance, AD&D, and vision with pre-tax dollars. A full description of benefits is available at:

Professional Liability Insurance 

The University provides professional liability insurance for residents applicable only to duties and assignments within the scope of the residency training program. Coverage amount is $100,000/$300,000, the amount of the resident statutory cap in the State of Oklahoma.

Contact Our Program Coordinators

If you have any questions, please email