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Prospective Applicants

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.

Life in Oklahoma City

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus is one of only a few comprehensive health centers in the nation with seven health professional Colleges – Allied Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Graduate Studies – right in the heart of the state capitol, Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City metro area has great educational opportunities, professional sports, a strong economy, a commitment to the arts, and one of the lowest costs of living in the United States.