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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. Adrita Ashraf, PGY3


Dr. Mark Bannon, PGY3

Dr. Stephen Bastible, PGY3

Dr. Blair Brown, PGY3

Dr. Bryan Butel, PGY3

Dr. Matthew Reddick, PGY3

Dr. Paige Sanders, PGY3

Dr. Hunter White, PGY3

Dr. Eric Dahlquist, PGY2

Dr. Priyanka Deshmukh, PGY2

Dr. Landon Frank, PGY2

Dr. Harsh Patel, PGY2

Dr. Ali Khan, PGY1

Dr. Seth Jones, PGY1

Dr. Sascha Khan, PGY1

Dr. Connor Polson, PGY1

Dr. Bryon Hummel-Price, PGY1

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