Our Values

Excellence, Success, Integrity

Excellence, Success, Integrity

Our Values

Excellence, Success, Integrity

Excellence, Success, Integrity

Our Values

In pursuit of individual excellence.

For professionals looking for a career change, University graduates thinking about pathways, and current healthcare professionals looking to upskill, OUM provides the high-quality medical education you seek.

With a proven track record of success from past graduates, a strong network of partner teaching hospitals and clinics, and an unsurpassed level of commitment from lecturers — all practicing clinicians or researchers — OUM inspires excellence in all our candidates.

Our Model

Study medicine with work/life balance.

OUM’s online pre-clinical study allows some students to continue working through the program’s pre-clinical phase. Since students spend an average of 40-50 hours per week on their studies, essentially becoming a second full-time job, some students seek an adjustable work schedule to accommodate. Most students complete the program in four to four and a half years. Students who work during the pre-clinical curriculum, or those who plan to practice in the US, may take up to four-and-a-half to five years to complete the MD program.

Student Diversity

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.

  • Student average age is 40.5 years, ranging from 22 to 69 years.
  • 59 percent female, 41 percent male.
  • From 55 different countries, but live primarily in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Samoa and the US.
  • 42 percent hold Master’s degrees and 8 percent have earned a Doctorate.

OUM at a Glance

  • 311 students are currently enrolled at OUM.
  • 32 faculty members are active Lecturers, Academic Advisors, Research Advisors, Course Specialists, Clinical Coordinators, Mini-Case Facilitators, and members of University Leadership.

The information published here is correct at the time of publication (March 2023).

OUM Student Professions Upon Enrollment

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Student Support Programs

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 and Clinical Mentors early during their pre-clinical coursework. Research Advisors also guide students through their required research project.

Advisory Program

Academic Advisors: OUM Academic Advisors guide and support students with all aspects of their academic life. They work with students to strengthen study and time management skills, navigate University policies and procedures, and monitor course progression. Many Academic Advisors are also on OUM’s teaching faculty and are knowledgeable about regional licensing requirements.

Research Advisors: As completing a research project is a graduation requirement at OUM, experienced Research Advisors are available to assist students in all aspects of their project from identifying the research question to data collection/analysis, and manuscript preparation. Students are assigned a Research Advisor by the Director of Research.

Clinical Mentor Program

OUM’s structured curriculum provides students with a solid basic science foundation which their Clinical Mentor supports as a coach and role model, giving classroom learning a practical perspective. Mentors also monitor student progress and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning, professionalism, and much more.

Peer Support Program

The Peer Support Program supports students’ mental health and well-being throughout their medical school journey.

Student Ambassador Program

OUM Student Ambassadors strengthen their mentoring skills and their CV narrative by working with Admissions to share insights with prospective students and meet with first-year colleagues.

OUM Student Association (OUMSA)

The OUMSA was formed by students in 2014 to increase peer interaction in its distance learning environment, provide a cohesive student voice, and to help each other make the most of the medical school experience. OUMSA members also earn membership in the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), joining 300+ campuses in a global organization which supports and inspires tomorrow’s physicians. OUMSA typically meets monthly, holds annual leadership elections, and works with Student Affairs to facilitate the Student Ambassador Program.