– Academics –

In His Image Family Medicine Residency Program is a community-based family medicine training program fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

For over five years running, all IHI graduating residents have passed the ABFM boards exam on their first attempt.

Our primary teaching hospital is St. John Medical Center, a major tertiary referral center in Tulsa with 495 licensed beds. In-patient pediatrics is two months during the PGY1 year at St. Francis Children’s hospital with 104 licensed beds. D.O. residents may practice Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) precepted by D.O. faculty.

We have a very active family medicine inpatient service to which we admit patients from our clinic and the emergency room. This service is run by our residents under the supervision of our attending physicians. Care includes obstetrics, antepartum and postpartum patients, newborns and children ranging in age from infants to teenagers; and we treat many different adult medical problems and have a significant number of geriatric patients. We also provide medical consultations for surgical patients, both on a preoperative and postoperative basis.

Our model family medicine clinic is excellent. All of our residents, Postgraduate Years (PGY) 1, 2 and 3, are in clinic on a regular basis and care for many patients. The resident payor mix is 83% Medicaid/Medicare, 15% private insurance, 2% other.  Resident patients are a variety of ethnicities: 36% Asian, 35% White, 16% African American, 10% Hispanic, 3% other which includes many refugees from Afghanistan and Myanmar. Our patient population allows ample opportunity to learn how to serve in a primary care setting amidst both cross-cultural and medical complexities. Our clinic is fully staffed with excellent personnel, including lab technicians, x-ray technicians and qualified nurses. We have x-ray and laboratory capabilities and provide ultrasound, exercise stress testing and minor surgery for our patients.


  • Adult Med Inpatient (four one-month blocks)
  • Obstetrics (two one-month blocks)
  • Pediatrics Inpatient (two one-month blocks)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Community Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Ambulatory Clinic
  • Adult Med Inpatient
  • Advanced Clinic Training
  • Critical Care
  • Gynecology
  • Night Call- Inpatient
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics- Outpatient
  • Obstetrics
  • Surgery
  • Practice Management
  • Ophthalmology
  • International Health
  • Anesthesia
  • Electives
  • Adult Med Inpatient
  • Cardiology
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics- Outpatient
  • ENT
  • Urology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • International Health
  • Electives

Optional Tracks

All residents must complete an extensive list of educational requirements prior to graduation. However, for those residents interested in additional preparation and training in specific areas, we offer areas of special emphasis. These are focused tracks that provide additional opportunities for learning in different areas. Each track has specific curricular items, a longitudinal experience plan and a faculty coordinator. Residents can take zero to four of our optional tracks. Residents receive special recognition at graduation including a Certificate for each Track successfully completed.

– Outreach –

Domestic Outreach

Good Samaritan Health Services (GSHS) is our partner in reaching out to individuals and families in need in the inner-city and the greater Tulsa area. During residency, In His Image Family Medicine residents help provide free high quality medical care and at the same time share hope and God’s love with these underserved patients.
In His Image local outreach
GSHS uses two Mobile Medical Units (a 35-foot unit, as well as a 60-foot Mobile Medical Unit equipped with three exam rooms, a pharmacy and a lab) to reach those who cannot afford medical attention or who experience difficulty accessing healthcare. IHI residents work alongside other compassionate health professionals and over 200 caring volunteers from partner churches who desire to see the people in our local communities healed in all areas of life: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Learn more about Good Samaritan Health Services at GoodSamaritanHealth.org.

International Outreach

God’s love knows no boundaries and neither do the classrooms of In His Image. Residents are encouraged to have a global health perspective and take advantage of international health rotations during residency. A resident may spend up to four months total completing graduation requirements internationally. Trip coordination and funding assistance for these rotations is available through In His Image International (IHII).

IHII is an organization that takes medical care and the love of God to the far reaches of our hurting world. IHII short-term overseas outreaches include free clinics, disaster and crisis response, orphanage ministry, evangelistic retreats and a special emphasis on medical education through medical conferences and consultations in the development of family medicine residencies and primary care health systems.

In addition, IHII is available to act as a sending agency for In His Image graduates who choose to serve full time internationally. Learn more about In His Image International at inhisimageinternational.org.

– benefits –

$58,220 Salary
$2,250 Technology Allowance
$1,750 Relocation
$700 Step 3, ABFM Boards
$350 Epocrates Plus & UpToDate access
$63,270 Total
$59,720* Salary
$350 Epocrates Plus & UpToDate access
$1,000 CME
$61,070 + moonlighting available Total
*The base salary for all three years of residency is $58,220. Residents are promoted each year based on demonstrated competency. In addition, each resident who accomplishes the seven PGY1 metrics receives additional compensation of $1,500 the first month of their PGY2 year. Each resident who accomplishes the ten PGY2 metrics receives additional compensation of $3,000 the first month of their PGY3 year. On average, 95% of IHI residents achieve each of these.
$61,220* Salary
$350 Epocrates Plus & UpToDate access
$1,300 Step 3, ABFM Boards
$1,000 CME
$63,870 + moonlighting available Total
* The base salary for all three years of residency is $58,220. Residents are promoted each year based on demonstrated competency. In addition, each resident who accomplishes the seven PGY1 metrics receives additional compensation of $1,500 the first month of their PGY2 year. Each resident who accomplishes the ten PGY2 metrics receives additional compensation of $3,000 the first month of their PGY3 year. On average, 95% of IHI residents achieve each of these.


Occurrence malpractice insurance is provided for residency-directed educational experiences (limits $1,000,000/$3,000,000).

Term life insurance paid 100% by employer, first $30 of disability insurance premium paid by employer, group dental available but paid 100% by employee. A group HMO health insurance policy is provided to all residents and dependents with employee paying part (currently $150 per month) and the employer the remainder. A copy of the full resident contract with benefits etc. is available here.

Technology Allowance and Continuing Medical Education

The Technology Allowance of $2,250 total may be used during the PGY1 year or saved for later. This may be used for computer, smart phone, tablet, etc. PGY2 and PGY3 residents may request five days/year and up to $1,000 reimbursement per year for approved CME.

Paid Time Away

Annual three-week vacation and up to five sick days. PGY2 and PGY3 residents interested in international or domestic medical missions may learn on-site up to two months per year. Faculty personally supervise education on various two-week international trips and can assist in locating longer rotations.

Professional Dues

American Academy of Family Physicians, Oklahoma State License Fee, DEA License, County & State Medical Association,
Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA). Total value over $1,000 per year.

Additional Benefits

Clinical lab coats, parking, certifications in ACLS, ATLS, ALSO, NRP, and PALS. A food allowance is available when assigned to hospital rotations. The residency also offers spiritual support through two retreats each year, a weekly Bible study for residents/faculty/spouses/families and a bi-weekly group for spouses of residents and faculty.

– Faq –

Frequently Asked Questions

We integrate faith into every aspect of our lives, including medical training and practice. We turn to God for answers, rely on His strength when delivering difficult news and thank Him openly for miracles He performs in our patients. During the in-patient service, the team has devotions and worship each morning. Residents learn how to take spiritual histories and provide whole person care.
Our multifaceted support system is the most consistent strength identified by our residents in their exit interviews. We seek to provide practical support, including educational, financial and patient care resources. Our carefully designed support creates a foundation for community between the residents and faculty. This is achieved through a two-week orientation; Winter and Summer retreats; group Bible studies with faculty, residents and/or their spouses; intentional mentoring and faculty/behavioral advisory relationships. In addition to practical and structural support, In His Image desires that each resident be provided excellent personal support. Through mentoring, counseling and marriage support, our residents are provided assistance in balancing their personal and professional commitments
During your three years in residency, you will have several elective months to select your own rotations. These may include local or out-of-town urban, inner city or rural rotations or international health clinical experiences. You will also have the opportunity to switch rotations with your classmates as needed.
Call during your first year is only on our inpatient service and that is two to three weekend days a month. To have time to get involved in a local church, PGY1s do not work on Sundays. Call for second and third-year residents averages twice a month, plus one evening per month on Good Samaritan Health Services mobile medical clinic. We believe in balance. Though you’ll work hard, our on-call schedule is designed to allow time for family, spiritual growth, exercise, and recreation. Also, our attendings are available 24/7 during hospital call.
We offer many opportunities for family fellowship involving spouses and children, as well as activities for our numerous single residents. You can look forward to weekly Bible studies (spouses welcome and childcare provided) and frequent get-togethers including holiday celebrations and Winter and Summer retreats. In short, we believe that if we expect you to be sensitive to the needs of your patients, we must help meet the emotional and spiritual needs of you and your family.
Family Leave is in addition to vacation days and sick days and is for:

  • The birth and care of a newborn, adopted, or foster child, including both birth- and non-birth parents of a newborn.
  • The care of a family member with a serious health condition, including end of life care
  • A resident’s own serious health condition requiring prolonged evaluation and treatment

At IHI, Family Leave may be granted up to four weeks per event for a maximum of eight weeks allowed during residency (without extending residency). In addition to the above, upon approval a resident may also do two weeks of the IHI Parent-Newborn Health Elective.

If you are interested in applying to our program, please visit the Apply page for more information and requirements on submitting your application through ERAS.