All Post Graduate year applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Applications System (ERAS).
All applicants MUST have passed the USMLE Step I and both Step 2 CS and CK before ranking.
All applicants requiring a visa MUST have passed Step III by the time the application is submitted.
All Osteopathic applicants MUST have passed COMLEX Part I AND both Part 2 CE and PE before ranking with a minimum score of 520.
A minimum score of 228 on all USMLE Steps is preferred.
To be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Oklahoma, the State Licensure Board requires all applicants to pass all exams by the third attempt.
Resident Selection Policy
Residents are selected from among eligible, qualified applicants on the basis of their academic credentials, abilities, aptitude, preparedness, communication skills, and personal qualities, including motivation and integrity.
All residency positions will be selected through ERAS.
Appointments, Evaluation and Promotion Policy
Residents are appointed for a period of one year. Renewal of the appointment in contingent upon satisfactory performance and is not automatic. Residents are responsible to the program director for performance in all phases of training and must fulfill specific duties and responsibilities as will be outlined by the program director. Administrative academic actions, including dismissal, are taken in accordance with the procedures outlined in the University of Oklahoma resident handbook.
OU-Tulsa welcomes all American Medical School Graduates, Allopathic and Osteopathic, who are interested in applying for a Preliminary or Categorical residency position. Our requirements for American graduates are listed below.
Resident Eligibility Policy
To qualify as an American Medical School Graduate, you must meet one of the following criteria:
Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
Three letters of recommendation from medical school professors who have observed and have knowledge of your clinical skills. It is preferred the recommendations come from physicians in the field of internal medicine or a subspecialty of internal medicine.
A fully completed ERAS application, including (but not limited to) the following:
The common application form
Medical School transcript.
It is preferred that all applicants pass Step I and II before interviewing.
USMLE Steps I and 2 MUST be passed before ranking for all Allopathic Graduates.
COMLEX Levels I and 2 MUST be passed before ranking for all Osteopathic Graduates.
OU-Tulsa welcomes all International Medical School Graduates who are interested in applying for a residency position. Our requirements for International Graduates are listed below.
Resident Eligibility Policy
Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada must meet each of the following qualifications:
- Hold a valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate.
- Are citizens of the United States, or hold a permanent immigrant visa (“green card”), or are eligible to hold a J-1 visa.
- For those requesting a visa, USMLE Step III MUST be passed before submitting your application.
- Minimum score of 228 on USMLE exams, preferably on the first attempt.
- USMLE Steps 1 and both Step 2 CS and CK MUST be passed before ranking. It is recommended these exams be passed at the time of application to be considered for an interview.
- A graduation date of no longer than 5 years prior to the start of the application year. For example, the latest graduation date possible for those submitting their applications during the 2018 – 2019 application year is July 1, 2014
- Minimum of three months clinical experience in the United States. This includes observerships and externships, but NOT research.
- Three letters of recommendation from a United States licensed physician (preferably professors affiliated with a medical school) who have observed and have knowledge of your clinical skills. It is preferred that the letters come from a physician in the field of internal medicine or a subspecialty of internal medicine.
- A fully completed ERAS application, including (but not limited to) the following:
- The common application form
- USMLE transcript
- ECFMG report and certificate.
- Medical School transcript.
- Dean’s letter
- Personal Statement