Orthopedic Surgery opening in Southeastern Oklahoma-90 minutes from Dallas!

Physician: Orthopedic Surgery: General
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:10822
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Orthopedic Surgery: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Recruiting a 2024 graduating Orthopedic Surgeon to join talented, high-performing, and supportive colleagues.
  • Join a hospital owed clinic in an employed position.
  • New graduates and practicing physicians are encouraged to apply! Orthopedic services are growing here, which has a Gold Seal Accredited Total Joint Program.
  • You are guaranteed block OR time.
  • Call is 1:3
  • Outstanding referral base for a 2024 Orthopedic Surgeon to thrive in this practice!
  • 138 bed acute care hospital.
  • OSU-affiliated residency program
  • Referral center for a large area of SE Oklahoma
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Primary Stroke Center

Compensation Details

  • Relocation
  • Commencement bonus and other bonus offerings
  • CME plus many other benefits
  • Medical education debt repayment

Community Details

  • Officially recognized by the Oklahoma State Legislature as the "Magnolia Capital of Oklahoma".
  • Durant is also proud to be home to Southeastern Oklahoma State University - a four-year college specializing in education, business and applied sciences.
  • Located just 90 miles North of Dallas, TX, and 150 miles from Oklahoma City, and Tulsa.
  • Durant offers an affordable and high-quality, family lifestyle.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $50,000 To $75,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In Dallas, TX. Coupled With A Cost Of Living Of 20% Lower Than The Aforementioned Metropolitan Areas, Provides Significant Purchasing Power To Build Their Dream Home, Payoff School Loans And Retire Early. 

The Housing Market.  4 beds 3 baths 2,392 sqft  ALL THE SPACE YOU NEED, ALL THE FEATURES YOU WANT. 4/3/2 home with stone, brick, cedar featuring large picturesque windows, vaulted ceiling, wooden beams, granite, home office, molding, fireplace & more! Outdoor patio with cedar sunburst and fenced yard.  This home can be yours for $260,000.

The Community.  Durant is a city in Bryan County, Oklahoma, United States and serves as the headquarters of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The Choctaw Nation's capital city is in Tuskahoma, Ok.

The Employer.  140+ bed, acute-care hospital that continues to gain recognition for clinical excellence and efficient delivery of care. From routine checkups to complex surgery, and with a medical staff of over 100 physicians, covers a wide spectrum of healthcare services. Recent construction projects include 20 new private patient rooms, an endoscopy surgery suite, surgery writing area, an eight-bed addition to the PCU, a new education and renovation of the hospital's emergency room to include 20 private exam rooms.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 99 miles: Dallas, TX (DFW / KDFW) Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 70 miles to Plano, TX
  • 76 miles to Garland, TX
  • 87 miles to Dallas, TX
  • 97 miles to Arlington, TX
  • 103 miles to Fort Worth, TX

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 97 miles: Dallas, TX (DAL / KDAL) Dallas Love Field
  • 99 miles: Dallas, TX (DFW / KDFW) Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • 153 miles: Wichita Falls, TX (SPS / KSPS) Wichita Falls Municipal Airport
  • 153 miles: Oklahoma City, OK (OKC / KOKC) Will Rogers World Airport
  • 160 miles: Tyler, TX (TYR / KTYR) Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $180,722
  • City Cost of Living Index - 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 89.2

Colleges and Universities:

  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Full-time enrollment: 3,365)
  • Kiamichi Technology Center-Durant (FT enrollment: 245)
  • Grayson College (about 25 miles; Denison, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,496)
  • North Central Texas College (about 53 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,550)



  • 66.9% White alone
  • 15.1% American Indian alone
  • 9.3% Hispanic
  • 5.9% Two or more races
  • 2.2% Black alone



  • State Income Tax Rate - 2.58%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 4.5%
  • County Tax Rate - 4.27%
  • Property Tax Rate - 0.74%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)


  • Durant Parks Department
  • Durant Multi-Sports Complex
  • Johnson Creek Recreation Area
  • Keithley Park

Arts & Culture:

  • Elements Art Center
  • Visual & Performing Arts Center at Southeastern
  • Early Choctaw Traditional Arts
  • Red River Arts Council

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball National Basketball Association
  • Oklahoma City Blue NBA G League
  • Oklahoma City Dodgers Baseball Pacific Coast League
  • Oklahoma City Energy FC Soccer United Soccer League

Sports for the Participant:

  • University of Oklahoma Sooner Athletics and Sports
  • YMCA in SE OK
  • Durant OK Kids Baseball
  • Durant Soccer Club
  • Durant Youth Football Association


  • Briarwood Shopping Center
  • Lulu and Hazel Quilt Shop
  • Bliss Boutique
  • Roby's Hallmark Shop

Top Five things to do:

  1. Choctaw Casinos & Resorts
  2. Three Valley Museum
  3. The District
  4. Rocket Park
  5. Dixon Durant Park