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The Life of a Friend and Coworker Celebrated

Shonna Soria
Today we celebrate the life and service of our co-worker, Barbara Anspaugh.

Applicant Season

Dr. Jenna Geohagan, PGY 2
This time of year makes me reminisce on the excitement and accompanying stress that surrounds trying to figure out which program suits your educational, family, and overall life needs. Therefore, I wanted to highlight three of my favorite aspects of the Great Plains Family Medicine Residency Program, so applicants have a better idea of who we are as a residency program.

An Update from the Director

Neal Clemenson, MD

Integris Metro United Way Campaign - Wacky Bed Races!

Michelle Wallace
The faculty, residents, and staff at Great Plains came out to support the United Way Wacky Bed Races by entering two teams and they tied for 4th place!!

Integrated behavioral health services

Grace Wilson PhD
Nationwide, there is a movement towards collaborative medicine and integrated behavioral health services.


One of the strengths of the Great Plains Family Medicine Residency Program is the quality and diversity of our residents. Since the inception of the program we have filled 90% of our positions through the Match; in the last five years we've filled 100% through the Match.

Although we generally have a strong applicant pool, we carefully examine each application. Over the years we've found that USMLE or COMLEX scores and class rank offer limited information. We learn much more about our applicants from their personal statements and letters of recommendation, as we look for life experience, evidence of good interpersonal skills, and a commitment to the ideals of family medicine. Finally, the personal interview gives us an opportunity to get a feel for the applicant as a whole person, not a collection of data.


To be considered, applicants must:

  1. Apply through ERAS by December 31
  2. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  3. Have graduated from medical school within the last three years
  4. Have no more than two failures on each step of USMLE, including CS
  5. All International Medical Graduates must have at least one year of supervised, clinical experience in the US and be ECFMG certified prior to the rank order list deadline

If you think our program offers what you're looking for, then check us out and get the application process started. Yes, you may be one of many strong applicants, but you may be just the one we're looking for. One thing is certain - if you don't apply, then you won't get in!

Licensing Examinations

In order to begin residency training applicants must have passed USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS (COMLEX Level 1, Level 2 CE, and Level 2 PE for osteopathic applicants). We strongly recommend that applicants take these examinations early enough for results to be available by mid-February, when we submit our rank order list.

Approved Medical Schools

Applicants from medical schools on the Medical Board of California list of disapproved schools will not be considered for interviews. Please go to http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Applicants/Medical_Schools/Schools_Disapproved.aspx to view the list.


Recommended resources

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education: http://acgme.org/acgmeweb/ 

American Academy of Family Physicians: http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home.html

American Board of Family Medicine: https://www.theabfm.org/

American Medical Association: http://www.ama-assn.org/

Federation of State Medical Boards: http://www.fsmb.org/

National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners: http://www.nbome.org/

National Residency Matching Program: http://www.nrmp.org/

Oklahoma Board of Osteopathic Examiners: http://www.ok.gov/osboe/

Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision: http://www.okmedicalboard.org/index.php