Medicine


UNDERGRADUATE PREPARATION FOR MEDICINE (ALLOPATHIC AND OSTEOPATHIC)

Pre-requisite courses required for the Medical program may be completed at Oklahoma State University. Pre-Medical students, who meet requirements, must be accepted and transfer to an accredited allopathic or osteopathic program.

MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS & ADVISEMENT WORKSHEET
OU-HSC and OSU-CHS Advisement Worksheet

Students planning to apply to medical schools other than The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine need to check the specific admission requirements of those schools by consulting the premedical advisor at the school of interest.  Information for all schools in the U.S. and Canada are available at AAMC and AACOM.

CREDIT HOURS AND GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA):  All applicants to The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine must present a minimum of 90 semester hours from an accredited college or university, and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (A=4.0), with a minimum grade of "C" in each required course. However, most students enter medical school after completing a baccalaureate degree in the major of their choice. 

MEDICAL COLLEGE ADMISSION TEST (MCAT):  The Medical College Admission Test is required of medical school applicants. Students should take it no later than August of the year in which the application is filed. It is best to complete the required courses before taking the MCAT. To prepare for the MCAT, students may obtain information at http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/start.htm.

QUALITY OF CURRICULUM:  Pre-medical students should choose a curriculum that demonstrates a capacity to handle the rigors of medical school.  If they choose the easiest curriculum they can manage, it will be obvious to the Admissions Committee that they have been protecting their GPA.  It will certainly deprive them of the level of preparation they need for professional school.

SHADOWING EXPERIENCE:  Pre-medical students should test the depth of their commitment by getting direct exposure to the world of medicine through working or volunteering in hospitals or nursing homes, visiting medical schools, talking with practicing physicians, and keeping informed about new developments in medical education and medical practice.

 

CONTACT:

Oklahoma State University
College of Osteopathic Medicine
JuLee Wells
Admissions and Student Recruitment
1111 West 17th St, Tulsa OK 74107
Phone: 918-561-8468
Email: julie.wells@okstate.edu

The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Dotty Shaw Killam
Admissions
PO Box 26901, BMSB 123,                                  Oklahoma City, OK 73126
Phone: 405-271-2331
Email:adminmed@ouhsc.edu