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Program Director: Muneeza Afif MD,
Program Coordinator: Abby McCollum,


As the most comprehensive medical system in Northeastern Oklahoma, the Tahlequah Medical Group (TMG) Internal Medicine Residency at Northeastern Health System trains leaders for careers in hospital based practice, general Internal Medicine and Academia. The program also prepares Residents to proceed to fellowship training. The sponsoring institution of the program is Osteopathic Medical Education Consortium (OMECO).

Residents are offered the unique opportunity to train in a supportive environment. As an unopposed rural Internal Medicine program in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the focus is truly on the growth and development of each Resident. 


The TMG/OMECO Internal Medicine Residency Program trains Physicians to provide excellence in healthcare, with an emphasis on providing health care for rural and underserved areas of Oklahoma.


The TMG/OMECO Internal Medicine program will be recognized as the program of choice for rural Internal Medicine training.  The program will produce graduates who are dedicated and compassionate community leaders prepared to fulfill the healthcare needs of rural and underserved Oklahoma. The program values are consistent with Northeastern Health System’s values of Courtesy, Accountability, Respect, Efficiency, and Safety (CARES). 


Our program will achieve our mission and vision through these specific aims:

  • Train physicians to practice Internal Medicine in rural, underserved communities, and to lead teams to reduce disparities in health care. 

  • Develop competence in providing primary care, inpatient care, and internal medicine based sub-specialty care. 

  • Instill the professional and ethical standards that focus on patient safety and quality improvement, self-assessment and wellness, self-directed study and leadership skills. 

  • Apply the tenets of osteopathic medicine for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illness, disease and injury.


Salary 2020-2021

PGY 1 $52,995

PGY 2 $54,850

PGY 3 $56,770


Authorized Absence

20 days of PTO each year


Educational Allowance

An educational allowance is provided annually to optimize the educational experience for the resident.


Health Benefits

  • Health, dental and vision insurance is provided for the Resident. 

  • Residents pay a portion of coverage for eligible dependents.

Additional Benefits

  • Basic term life/accidental death insurance (15,000 maximum life benefit) is provided at no cost to the Resident

  • 401(a) and 457(b) Retirement Plan

  • Supplemental life and disability insurance plans are available

  • Flexible spending and health savings accounts

  • Professional dues, medical license and board examination fees are paid

  • On-duty meals are provided at Northeastern Health System

  • Monogrammed white coat

  • Oklahoma State University email and medical library access



Dr. Matthew Nunley, PGY3


Dr. Xuanchinh Tran, PGY3

Dr. Adrita Ashraf, PGY2

Dr. Mark Bannon, PGY2

Dr. Stephen Bastible, PGY2

Dr. Blair Brown, PGY2

Dr. Bryan Butel, PGY2

Dr. Matthew Reddick, PGY2

Dr. Paige Sanders, PGY2

Dr. Hunter White, PGY2

Dr. Eric Dahlquist, PGY1

Dr. Noor-Mah Khan, PGY1

Dr. Priyanka Deshmukh, PGY1

Dr. Landon Frank, PGY1

Dr. Harsh Patel, PGY1

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