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Application Information

Our program will utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for all fellowship applications.  For more information about ERAS, please click here.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants for graduate medical education programs sponsored by the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and its clinical departments are eligible for appointment if they meet one of the following qualifications:

1. Graduates of medical schools in the U.S. and Canada accredited by the Liason Committee on Medical Education who have passed both Step 1 and Step 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMILE). No more than 3 attempts per step are allowed by the state licensing board.


2. Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the U.S. accredited by the American Osteopathic Association who have passed both Step 1 and Step 2 of the Complex USA.


3. Graduates of medical schools outside the U.S. and Canada who meet both of the following qualifications:

  • Hold a valid standard certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), the requirements for which include passing Step 1 and Step 2 of the USMLE.
  • Are citizens of the United States OR hold either a J-I visa or a permanent immigrant visa ("green card"). An HI-B visa will be considered only in unusual circumstances approved by the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education. Note: Foreign nationals who are graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada are not considered foreign medical graduates and do not require ECFMG sponsorship.


  • Once a resident has entered an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited residency program they need to apply for Valid Indefinite Status with ECFMG. It is the responsibility of the applicant to complete all ECFMG requirements, visa requirements and licensure requirements before appointment to a residency position and before beginning residency training.
  • All allopathic (MD) applicants for positions at the level of PGY-3 or above must have passed Steps 1,2, and 3 of the USMLE and be eligible to be fully licensed; osteopathic (DO) applicants for positions of PGY-2 or above must have passed COMLEX USA Steps 1, 2, and 3 and be eligible to be licensed. The only exception will be if the allopathic physician is a graduate of a foreign medical school where (s)he has not been allowed by the state licensing board to sit for Step 3 until at least 24 months of training in U.S. programs have been completed. In this event, the foreign medical graduate may be appointed to a PGY-3 position and continue contingent upon passing Step 3 within one year of becoming eligible to sit for the examination. Residents who fail to pass the requisite examination as stipulated above will be terminated from residency training.
  • An individual considered initially for any clinical training position at the PGY-3 or above level must have passed all licensure examination steps and be capable of being licensed by either the allopathic or osteopathic licensing boards of the State of Oklahoma or already possess such a license.
  • Applicants to residency programs will be considered if eligible for participation in federally-qualified health programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. Names of individuals with sanctions that would disqualify their participation can be found on the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General website.