OSMA is no longer accepting applications for the IMG Observership Program. The Program was terminated at the end of 2016.
There is an extremely valuable resource that the AMA has just created for medical students and resident physicians, which covers such topics as the USMLE, Match process, residency rotations, selecting a specialty, financial management, CV and interview preparation, specialty board certification, credentialing, medical licensure, preparing for practice and much more.
Medical Student Section Report
For more information contact Kathy Musson, OSMA Associate Executive Director.
The Organized Medical Staff Section is the Section of the OSMA that is the advocate, voice and resource for physicians who are members of a hospitals’ medical staff. The OSMA through its Organized Medical Staff Section, can provide resources to guide medical staffs through the process of implementing the new bylaws and regulations.
There is an extremely valuable resource that the AMA has just created for medical students and resident physicians, which covers such topics as the USMLE, Match process, residency rotations, selecting a specialty, financial management, CV and interview preparation, specialty board certification, credentialing, medical licensure, preparing for practice and much more. In order to publicize this resource and expand its reach to residents nationally, we are asking state medical associations to add this resource to their web sites. Can you add the following link to your website where you deem it appropriate?
The Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) of the Oklahoma State Medical Association includes approximately 278 OSMA-member MD and DO resident and fellow physicians receiving their post-graduate medical training in Oklahoma.
The rural physician members of the Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA) comprise approximately one-third of the physician members of the Association, representing 932 MDs and 37 DOs for a total of 969 members as of April, 2017. This number excludes honorary, student and resident members.
All members of the OSMA are required to join through OSMA and belong to one of the 44 county medical societies as defined through the OSMA. Of the 42 rural county medical societies, approximately thirteen (13) of the societies charge dues (ranging from $5 to $100), have elected officers to represent their local society and have some type of meeting (monthly, quarterly or annually). The other 31 county societies do not charge dues and most do not have elected officers or any type of formal structure to address membership issues. In order to better represents all the physicians.
In efforts to address concerns of physicians practicing in rural areas and the declining activities of the county medical societies, the Rural Physician Section (RPS) was formed in 2007 by vote of the OSMA House of Delegates. The funding for activities of the RPS is included in the OSMA’s annual budget, offset by AMA commissions received from rural physicians who chose to join the AMA. The Section is governed by a delegate assembly composed of representatives from all rural county medical societies. The rural caucus delegates annually elect a Chair and Vice-Chair to work with assigned OSMA staff to coordinate and direct the activities of the Section. 2017-2018 Co-Chairs are Susan Hull, MD and Woody Jenkins, MD. Vice Chair is Chris Sudduth, MD.