Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Freeman Health System

Internships & Residencies

Program Description

Freeman Health System has three residency programs each with
its own linked internship year.

Salary and Benefits

Freeman offers a very competitive salary and benefit program.

  • PGY 1: $42,000
  • PGY 2: $43,000
  • PGY 3: $44,000
  • PGY 4: $45,000
  • PGY 5: $46,000

Also included are an educational stipend, health and dental 
benefits and professional fees paid including college 
memberships, Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians 
& Surgeons, and training licensure fees.

About the Hospital

Freeman Health System in Joplin, Missouri, is a 347-bed, three-hospital system providing comprehensive healthcare and behavioral health services to more than 400,000 area residents from Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas.  Freeman is a not-for-profit, community-owned, and locally governed hospital system. Our mission is to continue to focus on meeting the health and wellness needs of those we serve as well as the needs of future generations.

The hospital recently completed a $47 million expansion project on its West campus which includes a brand new state of the art Emergency Room, 87 additional private patient rooms, an expanded surgery recovery area, and additional parking for the entire campus. To learn more about Freeman, visit www.freemanhealth.com.

  • Licensed Beds - 404
  • Admissions – 21,542
  • Outpatient Visits – 413,957
  • Births - 2643
  • Emergency/Trauma Visits - 116,764

About Joplin, Missouri

With a population of more than 47,000, Joplin still has a “hometown” feel of safe, pleasant, residential areas, friendly people and neighborhood schools.  Thanks to a market area of nearly 500,000 people though, Joplin offers a wide variety of shopping, medical care, services and job opportunities typically found in much larger cities.  The Joplin area is a wonderful place to work and live.  
The cost of living in Joplin is highly competitive.  In fact, the American Chamber of Commerce Research Association Cost of Living Index repeatedly places Joplin’s cost of living at nearly twelve percent below the national average, assuring Joplin’s role as a community with the lowest cost of living metropolitan area in Missouri and on of the lowest cost metro areas in the country.

There is a great deal to do in Joplin including outdoor events, museums, hot air ballooning, visiting the Route 66 Carousel Amusement Park, zoos, water parks, and a variety of other events. Visit the Joplin Chamber of Commerce and Fun Things to Do in Joplin for more information. 

How to Apply

Freeman Health System’s Residency Programs accept applications for our residencies via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for the NMS Match. ERAS opens for applications on August 15 every year. For more information about the osteopathic match visit their website at http://www.aamc.org/students/eras/start.htm or contact your College of Osteopathic Medicine Clinical Education Office.

Freeman accepts ERAS applications through November 15 every year. The program begins interviewing in October and finishes in the end of December. The match takes place in February.

Please contact Lana Barbieri, director of medical education services, or any of our program directors if you have questions about the programs or the application process.



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Contact Information

Lana Barbieri, RN, MSN
Director of Medical Education Services 


Richard Schooler, D.O.
Director of Medical Education


Medical Training Office
1102 West 32nd Street
Joplin, MO 64804
417-347-3775 fax

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