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 medical career change, University graduates thinking about pathways, and advanced degree holders and current healthcare professionals looking to upskill, OUM provides the high-quality hybrid 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 a personal and professional balance.

OUM’s Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program begins with online pre-clinical study which allows some students to manage a limited work schedule through a portion of years one and two. Since students spend an average of 40-50 hours per week on their studies, essentially representing a second full-time job, some students seek a much abbreviated professional presence to accommodate. Most students complete the program in four and a half to five years. Students who work during the pre-clinical curriculum, or those who plan to practice in the US, may take up to five years to complete the MD Program. Note: Working during the clinical curriculum is prohibited by most teaching hospitals and clinical rotation sites.

Student Diversity

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

  • Student average age is 47 years, ranging from 21 to 73 years.
  • 59 percent female, 41 percent male.
  • From 21 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

  • 360 students are currently enrolled at OUM.
  • 69 faculty members are active Lecturers, Advisors, Research Advisors, Course Specialists, Clinical Coordinators, and members of University Leadership.

The information published here is correct at the time of publication (June 2024).

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 and medical student support services lead the industry in guiding students toward their goal. Students begin working with Student Success Advisors early during their pre-clinical coursework and Research Advisors guide students through their required research project.

Advisory Program

Student Success Advisors (SSAs)

At OUM, we understand that the journey through medical school is not just about mastering the curriculum; it’s about thriving in a challenging and rewarding environment. SSAs walk alongside students in this journey as OUM is a student-centric community that invests in student success. Our SSA Program is designed to support students every step of the way.

Research Advisors

As medical research education, specifically the completion of 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 a research question to data collection/analysis, and manuscript preparation. Students are assigned a Research Advisor by the Director of Research.

Student Ambassador Program

OUM’s Student Ambassadors assist prospective students and support first-year colleagues during their transition to medical school. They serve for one year, which they spend sharing their OUM journeys, discussing course content, our interactive classrooms, remote exams, preparing for clinical rotations, and much more. Student Ambassadors take calls from prospects and peers, as well as attend our live webinars and orientation sessions. The experience is also a great mentoring and leadership experience which strengthens a student’s CV.

OUM Student Association (OUMSA)

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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.

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