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Graduate Medical Education

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As a teaching hospital, Freeman provides medical students and resident doctors the opportunity to study with some of the most knowledgeable and dedicated physicians in the country. Freeman is a member of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – GME Consortium.

Freeman sponsors graduate medical education training in four Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited residency programs: Emergency Medicine, Ear, Nose, and Throat, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry.

Our medical training programs provide a balance of primary, secondary, tertiary and inpatient quartiary care; ambulatory care; emergency care; and community health.

How to apply

  • Audition rotations are offered July – December. Download rotation application.
  • Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) applications accepted September 15 – November 15.
  • Interviews take place October-December.
  • Residents matched in March.
  • Apply here or contact your college of osteopathic medicine clinical education office.

Residency Programs

    Study in a Top-Notch Trauma Center

    With a medical staff of more than 300 physicians, state-of-the-art trauma center, and a 40-bed ICU, Freeman serves as a tertiary referral center for northeast Oklahoma, southeast Kansas, and northwest Arkansas, as well as southwest Missouri.

    • 3-year program
    • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited
    • Takes place in Level II Trauma Center at Freeman West, which handles more than 115,000 visits each year
    • Strong balance of hands-on procedural experience coupled with an equally strong academic program
    • Teaching faculty of experienced emergency medicine professionals committed to teaching future physicians
    • Number of Positions: 18
    • Salary and Benefits

     

    Competitive Salary and Benefit Program

    • Educational stipend
    • Health and dental benefits
    • Paid professional fees including college memberships and training licensure fees

     

    How to Apply

    • Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) applications accepted September 15-November 15.
    • Interviews take place October-December.
    • Residents matched in March.
    • Apply here or contact your college of osteopathic medicine clinical education office.

     

    Contact

    Stephanie Lea, MOL, C-TAGME, Administrative Director of Medical Education
    Alisha Wright, DO, Emergency Medicine Program Director 
    Brenda Barger-Saunders, Medical Education Program Coordinator

    Freeman Graduate Medical Education
    1102 W. 32nd St.
    Joplin, MO 64804
    417.347.6612
    417.347.3775 (fax)

    Emergency Medicine Residency Team

    Study with the Best

    With a medical staff of more than 300 physicians, a state-of-the-art trauma center and a 40-bed ICU, Freeman serves as a tertiary referral center for northeast Oklahoma, southeast Kansas, and northwest Arkansas, as well as southwest Missouri.

    • 5-year program
    • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited
    • Designed to develop residents' diagnostic and therapeutic abilities in otology, nose and paranasal sinuses, head and neck, and orofacial plastic surgery
    • Educational opportunities, including clinical conferences; temporal bone laboratory located on-site at Freeman; as well as out-rotations including gross anatomy laboratory experience at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
    • High-volume setting providing significant hands-on experience coupled with an equally strong academic program
    • Outstanding faculty committed to teaching future physicians
    • Number of Positions: 5
    • Salary and Benefits

     

    Competitive Salary and Benefit Program

    • Educational stipend
    • Health and dental benefits
    • Paid professional fees including college memberships and training licensure fees

     

    How to Apply

    • Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) applications accepted September 15-November 15.
    • Interviews take place October-December.
    • Residents matched in March.
    • Apply here or contact your college of osteopathic medicine clinical education office.

    Contact

    Stephanie Lea, MOL, C-TAGME, Administrative Director of Medical Education
    Larry McIntire, DO, ENT Program Director

    Freeman Graduate Medical Education
    1102 W. 32nd St.
    Joplin, MO 64804
    417.347.6612
    417.347.3775 (fax)

    ENT Residency Team

    With a medical staff of more than 300 physicians, state-of-the-art trauma center, and a 40-bed ICU, Freeman serves as a tertiary referral center for northeast Oklahoma, southeast Kansas, and northwest Arkansas, as well as southwest Missouri.

    • Three-year program, including the completion of a linked internship year
    • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited
    • Rich experience in both outpatient and inpatient settings
    • Proximity to on-site Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute and Freeman Cancer Institute provide unparalleled learning opportunities for students pursuing internal medicine careers
    • Outstanding faculty committed to teaching future physicians
    • Number of Positions: 15

     

    Competitive Salary and Benefit Program

    • Educational stipend
    • Health and dental benefits
    • Paid professional fees including college memberships, Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons, and training licensure fees

     

    How to Apply

    • Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) applications accepted September 15-November 15.
    • Interviews take place October-December.
    • Residents matched in March.
    • Apply here or contact your college of osteopathic medicine clinical education office.

    International Student Requirements:

      • Visas not sponsored by our institution
      • Medical school graduation must have been within 3 years of application
      • USMLE Step 1 235 or better
      • Must be available to rotate on service with our internal medicine team for a one month evaluation

     

    Contact

    Stephanie Lea, MOL, C-TAGME, Administrative Director of Medical Education
    Dr. Robert McNab, Internal Medicine Program Director

    Freeman Graduate Medical Education
    1102 W. 32nd St.
    Joplin, MO 64804
    417.347.6612
    417.347.3775 (fax)

    Internal Medicine Residency Team

    Purpose

    The purpose of the residency is to provide postgraduate educational and training experiences for pharmacists so they can obtain the fundamentals of exemplary contemporary pharmacy practice in an integrated health system. The program will also allow the residents to gain experience in providing direct patient care to multiple patient populations. Through various clinical, practice management and pharmaceutical practice training segments, the residency instills a philosophy of practice that embraces the concept that pharmacists must be accountable for optimum drug therapy outcomes and act as leaders in advancing care of patients. Pharmacists will develop leadership skills, communication skills (both written and verbal) and professionalism in preparation for their own clinical practice as a clinical pharmacist in a hospital setting. The resident will also gain valuable skills as an educator while precepting pharmacy students from various colleges of pharmacies. Upon graduating from the PGY-1 program, the resident will be qualified to become board certified in pharmacotherapy.

    Number of Resident Positions Available

    • Three

     

    Start Date

    • July 1 (Tentative)

     

    Benefits

    • Competitive Annual Compensation
    • Insurance – medical, vision, and dental coverage
    • Eligible for paid time off

     

    Staffing

    • Every third weekend followed by one day off

     

    Monthly Rotations

    • Orientation
    • Kinetics/anticoagulation
    • Internal Medicine I & II
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Cardiology
    • Metabolic Support
    • Critical Care
    • Oncology
    • General surgery
    • Elective

     

    Longitudinal Rotations

    • Management/leadership/informatics
    • Research
    • Drug information
    • Staffing

     

    Other Experiences

    • UMKC Pharmacy Residency Teaching Certificate Program
    • Precept pharmacy students
    • ACLS Certification
    • ASHP midyear clinical meeting
    • Midwest Pharmacy Residency Conference

     

    Application Information

    All application materials should be submitted using PhORCAS

    • National Match Service Code: 246813
    • ASHP Program Code: 64033

    Candidates must be eligible for licensure in the state of Missouri and submit:

    • Curriculum vitae
    • Letter of intent
    • Official academic transcript
    • Three personal letters of recommendation
    • One letter from a non-academic source

     

    Important Dates: 

    • Application deadline: early January
    • Onsite interviews: February
    • Match day: mid-March

    Pharmacy Preceptors

    • Adrienne Carey, PharmD, BCPS; University of Kansas
      Precepts: Informatics, Internal Medicine
    • Bryan Feagan, PharmD, BCPS; University of Kansas
      Precepts: Oncology
    • Sara Freitas, BScPhm, PharmD, M.Ed., MSM; University of Kansas
      Precepts: Anticoagulants, Cardiology, NICU/Pediatrics
    • Scott Goade, PharmD, BCNSP; University of Missouri – Kansas City
      Precepts: Metabolic Support, Research
    • Jeff Huffman, BScPhm, BCPS; University of Missouri – Kansas City
      Precepts: Infectious Diseases
    • Tyler Koepsel, PharmD; University of Missouri – Kansas City

    Precepts: IM2

    • Kelly Kunard, BScPhm; University of Kansas
      Precepts: General Surgery/Kinetics
    • Abbey Lacey, PharmD; Creighton University
      Precepts: Orientation
    • Caleb Morey, PharmD; Southwest Oklahoma State University
      Precepts: Orientation
    • Audrey Newcomb, Pharm; University of Kansas
      Precepts: Drug Information
    • Denise Power, BScPhm; University of Missouri – Kansas City
      Precepts: Informatics
    • Lacey Schultz, PharmD, BCPS; Creighton University
      Precepts: Critical Care
    • Andi Sneed, BScPhm; University of Missouri – Kansas City
      Precepts: Management
    • Jeff Thompson, BScPhm, PharmD; University of Arkansas for Medical Science
      Precepts: Management
    • Jack Udell, PharmD; University of Nebraska Medical Center
      Precepts: Management, Research

     

     

    Current and Past Freeman Pharmacy Residents

    2019 – 2020 – Amanda Rackers, PharmD; University of Missouri – Kansas City
    2019 – 2020 – Flavius Boboescu, PharmD; University of Missouri – Kansas City
    2018 – 2019 – Mica Henry, PharmD; University of Missouri – Kansas City
    2018 – 2019 – Tyler Koepsel, PharmD; University of Missouri – Kansas City
    2017 – 2018 – Meredith Mitchell, PharmD; Harding University
    2016 – 2017 – Tandinh Pham, PharmD; University of Missouri – Kansas City

     

     

    Ozark Center, the area’s largest and most comprehensive behavioral healthcare provider, employs 525 people and serves 14,000 patients annually. The mental health division of Freeman Health System, Ozark Center is committed to continuous quality improvement and strives to accept all people as equal citizens in our community.

    • 4-year program
    • Designed to develop residents’ abilities in all aspects of psychopathology and psychiatric care
    • Educational opportunities, including clinical conferences (as required by ACGME Standards)
    • High-volume setting providing significant hands-on experience paired with an equally strong academic program
    • Outstanding and dedicated teaching physicians at Ozark Center and Freeman Health System (medical rotations)

     

    Our Mission

    Provide a safe, progressive and innovative learning environment to produce excellent psychiatrists who practice professional and compassionate care to every patient.

    Our Goals

    1. Train and educate psychiatrists who will be prepared to provide excellent care in rural areas.
    2. Produce professional, independent practitioners who will be competent psychiatrists in the community.
    3. Educate psychiatrists who can contribute to the field of medicine through scholarly endeavors.

    Competitive salary and benefits

    • Program year 1: $44,000
    • Program year 2: $45,000
    • Program year 3: $46,000
    • Program year 4: $47,000
    • Health, vision and dental benefits
    • Educational and book stipend
    • Paid professional membership fees, including college fees, Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physician and Surgeons and training licensure fees
    • Paid time off
    • Malpractice insurance and comprehensive liability insurance

     

    Qualifications for Program

    • Minimum COMLEX Score of 400
    • Minimum USMLE Score of 200
    • Prefer graduates from the last seven years
    • We do not currently accept residents who are here on visa

     

    How to Apply

    • Applications only accepted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
    • On-site rotations encouraged but not required
    • Interviews conducted mid-October through December
    • Ozark Center Psychiatry Residency ACGME program number is 4002800115
    • Please indicate Psychiatric Medicine Track on ERAS application

     

    Contact

    Dustin Harrington, Residency Coordinator
    417.347.7603
    Nauman Ashraf, MD, Program Director
    417.347.7603

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    Psychiatric Residency Team

    KCU - Joplin Campus

    Freeman Health System has a rich history of working with respected medical schools to train tomorrow’s physicians. For decades, Freeman has served as a training ground for third- and fourth-year medical students completing their clinical rotations and medical school graduates completing their residencies. Many Freeman physicians are graduates of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB). Freeman is extremely pleased to have worked with KCUMB to open their new satellite medical school in Joplin. With the enrollment of KCU-Joplin’s first year of medical students, Freeman’s tradition of providing medical education facilities, classrooms, programs, preceptors and faculty continues for the benefit of the community.

    Excellence in Education

    KCU-Joplin’s new building features state-of-the-art facilities and technology, including a new 200-person lecture hall, a cutting-edge patient simulation center and new anatomy and OMM labs. The school’s simulation suite includes 24 standardized patient exam rooms and three simulation rooms featuring high-fidelity, programmable robots in fully equipped medical, surgical, obstetrical and trauma settings. Extended video conferencing capabilities connect the Joplin campus to the Kansas City campus, allowing students, faculty and staff to share learning opportunities.

    About Freeman
    Based in Joplin, Missouri, Freeman Health System is the area’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health system, serving southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. Freeman provides comprehensive healthcare and behavioral health services, including cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurosciences, orthopaedics, and women’s services, with more than 300 physicians representing 60 specialties.

    About Joplin
    Enjoy an excellent quality of life in a progressive, medium-size town with all the amenities of big-city living. Joplin boasts a mild climate and all four seasons. With a low crime rate, it's a great place to raise a family.

    Contact
    Stephanie Lea, MOL, C-TAGME, Administrative Director of Medical Education
    Robert McNab, DO, Director of Medical Education

    Freeman Graduate Medical Education
    1102 W. 32nd St.
    Joplin, Missouri 64804
    417.347.6612
    417.347.3775 (fax)