The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Comanche County Memorial Hospital is a three-year program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The program has six resident slots per year.
Our facility is a 263-bed, Level III trauma hospital located in Lawton, Oklahoma. We are the regional referral center for Southwest Oklahoma – you can practice big city medicine without the commute!
Our Emergency Department is newly remodeled. We have recently added 30,000 square feet of space, 34 beds, and five trauma beds. A helipad was also built on top of the ER. The Emergency Department currently sees approximately 55,000 patients per year.
Our mission is to improve the healthcare of the people and the community we serve by providing excellent emergency medical education. We will provide quality and compassionate care while ensuring the needs of our patients supersede all others.
To produce physicians committed to compassionate, holistic, patient-centered care; engaged in community needs and leading transformational healthcare.
– Program Director
Emergency Medicine Curriculum
6 blocks – Emergency Medicine
1 block – OB/GYN
1 block – Cardiology
1 block – Anesthesia
1 block – General Medicine (Hospitalist/Inpatient)
1 block – Pediatrics/Inpatient (St. Francis)
1 block – General Surgery
7 blocks – Emergency Medicine
1 block – Rural Emergency Medicine
1 block – Opthamology
1 block – Cardio Thoracic ICU
1 block – PICU (St. Francis)
2 blocks – Pediatric ER (OU Children’s)
9 blocks – Emergency Medicine
1 block – Trauma ICU (OU Medical Center)
1 block – Elective
1 block – Intensive Care Unit
Didactics are held every Thursday from 6:30am-11:30am. This time is protected from other resident duties in the hospital and attendance is mandatory unless on certain offsite rotations or on vacation.
Didactics typically include lectures from core faculty, case review, procedure and ultrasound teaching, resident lectures, and guest lectures from other specialties.
Comanche County Memorial Hospital Emergency Medicine Residents complete the majority of their training within the hospital. Residents will complete several rotations outside of the hospital at affiliated sites.
Comanche County Memorial Hospital is affiliated with the following locations:
- Inpatient Pediatrics
- Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
- Pediatric Trauma
- Rural Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine Core Faculty
William Bickell, M.D.
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Brooke Army Medical Center
Dave Behm, D.O.
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas – Fort Worth, Chicago Osteopathic Hospital
James McClay, D.O.
University of North Texas Health Sciences Center
William Murry, D.O.
Oklahoma State University
Comanche County Memorial Hospital
Robert Suter, D.O.
Des Moines University
Rachel Shing, M.D.
Tufts University School of Medicine
UCLA Ronald Reagan & Olive View – UCLA Medical Center