What Makes Our Approach Different?

Hybrid Curriculum, Student-Focused Faculty

Hybrid Curriculum, Student-Focused Faculty

What Makes Our Approach Different?

Hybrid Curriculum, Student-Focused Faculty

Hybrid Curriculum,
Student-Focused Faculty

Twenty years ago, OUM emerged as a trendsetter, blending interactive distance learning and traditional hands-on clinical training to bring medical education to students around the globe, helping aspiring medical practitioners overcome distance, personal, and professional barriers to achieve their dream of practicing medicine. OUM’s MD program is a full-scale, rigorous medical school curriculum, typically completed in four to four-and-a-half years.

The diversity of OUM’s student body is impressive, both in its range of professions and the native countries it represents. The majority of OUM students have many years of experience in the workforce, primarily in healthcare professions but also in a wide variety of other careers.

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Accreditation is an important quality indicator which validates the quality of an institution’s educational programs. It also provides the requisite credentials which graduates of foreign medical schools need to practice in many countries.

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Many OUM students arrive at the University having already achieved noteworthy career success. Their study of medicine, many while also juggling work and family responsibilities, makes them even more impressive. That is why their opinions mean so much. Here is a snapshot of thoughts shared by OUM students and graduates.

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OUM was founded by an Act of Parliament of the South Pacific island nation of Independent Samoa in 2002. Today, the University has evolved from a local mission to better meet the health needs of underserved island communities into an internationally accredited medical school with a global student body and alumni practicing in many countries.

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Our faculty is at the heart of OUM. Daily, these global medical scholars impart their medical knowledge with passion and precision. Together with our team of dedicated medical education administrators and specialists, OUM students are guided through the medical school journey to their common goal — the practice of medicine.

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Oceania University of Medicine’s alumni are noted members of their local medical communities, practicing in Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, the USA, Canada, and beyond.

Many OUM alumni stay involved with the University by mentoring students, speaking at recruitment events, and/or sharing their stories in OUM publications and social media. All graduates are encouraged to remain part of the University community. A formal Alumni Association is currently being established.

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Assuring student success is an OUM cornerstone and the University’s Advisory Programs take the lead in guiding and supporting students toward their goal. Students begin working with Academic Advisors early during pre-clinicals and transition to their Clinical Mentors during System-Based Modules into the Clinical Curriculum and clinical rotations. Research Advisors also guide students through their required research project.

Student Support Programs include:

  • Advisory Program
  • Clinical Mentor Program
  • Student Ambassador Program
Student Support Programs
Taffy Gould
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Greetings!

For many individuals who seek a medical education, becoming a medical practitioner has been a lifelong dream. Perhaps realizing such a dream has led you here to learn about Oceania University of Medicine (OUM). We welcome your inquiry.

OUM’s innovative approach has helped many aspiring medical practitioners overcome distance, personal, and professional barriers to achieve their dream. We hope you will be one of them.

Founded in 2002 in the South Pacific island nation of Independent Samoa, OUM has evolved from a local mission to better meet the health needs of underserved island communities into an accredited international medical school with a global student body. Our Executive Committee, comprised of established academic professionals, will guide you throughout your journey at OUM.

We welcome your interest in OUM. You are about to make choices that will shape your future and we look forward to sharing in your exciting years ahead.

Sincerely,
Taffy Gould
FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN