Last Friday, five Family Medicine residents celebrated their graduation and the week prior four Emergency Medicine residents had their graduation. Both residency programs began in 2014 at CCMH. Dr. Karen Schafer, retired physician, was instrumental in getting the Family Medicine program established. Both residency programs are ACGME accredited. Our institutional sponsor is Oklahoma State University. CCMH is excited that some of the residents will stay on as physicians with the hospital. “As a highly under-served area for healthcare it’s important to ensure we have a mechanism to retain qualified physicians for our community and the surrounding areas. Statistics show that 50% of physicians stay in the area where they are trained. It’s a win win program for the residents, the hospital and the patients they serve. We are excited that many of our residents choose to stay with CCMH each year,” said Sharon Smith, Graduate Medical Education Administrator. Congratulations to all the graduates!