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 38.5 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

  • 334 students are currently enrolled at OUM.
  • 50 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 (February 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 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

Student Success Advisors

OUM Student Success Advisors guide and support students, and work with them to strengthen study and time management skills, and navigate University policies and procedures. Many Advisors are also on OUM’s teaching faculty.

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 a 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, guide, and role model, giving classroom learning a practical perspective. Mentors assess student performance in a clinical environment, monitoring student progress as they learn to practice good medicine and become lifelong learners. Mentors must hold a medical degree from an accredited institution, be in good standing with their licensing authority, and be registered to practice in the country where they reside.

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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