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Residents Match with Norman Regional Health System

Residents Match with Norman Regional Health System

Spring of 2023, Norman Regional Health System gained 10 new residents. Seven of those matches are College of Medicine or College of Osteopathic Medicine graduates. Three of those matches are College of Pharmacy graduates.

What Is a Residency?

A residency in the healthcare field begins after students have completed their schooling. In this case, these doctors and pharmacists have gone to medical or pharmacy school and have graduated from their universities.

Medical school to earn an MD or a DO is four years in length, and pharmacy school to earn a Pharm D is also four years in length. These students have earned their degrees, and are seeking hands-on experience under the supervision of qualified healthcare providers.

Pharmacy residents will take their certification early on in residency and be practicing as licensed pharmacists for the majority of their residency which lasts one year. Emergency medicine residents will train to gain many certifications and practice under their own licenses.

Emergency medicine residents must complete their residency under attending physicians or supervisors, which lasts four years, to then obtain their license and begin practicing or to further their specialty through fellowship.

What is Matching?

Students in medical and pharmacy school go through a process of researching programs of residency, applying to those programs, and interviewing with the programs for which they apply. Once students interview with the programs, the students rank the residency programs and the programs rank all the students they would be willing to have for residency.

An algorithm then pairs students with programs, which then solidifies a student’s “match.” The student’s match is where they will carry out their residency after completing schooling.

Norman Regional’s Newest Physician Residents

Seven resident doctors will be joining Norman Regional’s Emergency Department.

Ammaar Anwar, DO

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Anwar Photo

James Hobbs, DO

Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hobbs Photo

Tristan Lilley, MD

The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Tristan Lilley

William Palmer, DO

Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

William Palmer

Jessica Robison, DO

Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Robison, Jessica

Robert Sanchez, DO

Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine


Jeremy Watson, MD

Louisiana State University School of Medicine

Jeremy Watson

Norman Regional’s Newest Pharmacy Residents

Three resident pharmacists will be joining Norman Regional’s Pharmacy department.

Chrystal Cardoza, Pharm D

The University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Pharmacy

Chrystal Cardoza, Pharm

John Luke Garber, Pharm D

The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy

John Luke Garber, Pharm

Kaci Lynn White, Pharm D

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

Kaci Lynn White, Pharm

Congratulations to all incoming Norman Regional Health System residents! We look forward to your time as residents here at Norman Regional.

If you or a member of your family is looking to establish family care or a Primary Care provider, visit our website under the "Find a Provider" or in the "Services" section under Primary Care.

Looking for quick and convenient medical care? Look no further than Norman Regional's new Walk-In Clinics! These two clinics are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, providing patients with easy access to medical care.

At our Walk-In Clinics, our team of skilled physicians and nurse practitioners can help you with a range of health concerns, including allergies, cold and flu symptoms, sore throats, stomach viruses, and minor cuts and contusions. We strive to provide both a medical home and quick care services for new and returning patients.