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ADMISSIONS

“I applied to medical schools several times over the years, but I didn’t quite fit the normal profile of a  student at a traditional school. I was once told that my degree didn’t count because it was too old…Here at OUM I was treated as an individual. Getting accepted was a long process, but it has proven to be well worth it.”

Hilary S., Pharmacist, Class of 2019

Oceania University of Medicine welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. Students are selected regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation. While OUM reserves the right to vary requirements based upon standards in a student’s country of origin, a basic set of requirements and procedures is applied to all candidates.

To learn whether OUM’s unique approach is right for you, we encourage you to speak with an OUM admissions counselor early in the process. The counselor will answer your questions regarding the medical school’s curriculum and the timeline for completing medical school and postgraduate training, and will be able to put you in contact with current students.

SPEAK WITH AN ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR:

United States:   Call 1-877-463-6686 (toll free US only)  or e-mail info@oum.edu.ws.

Australia:  Call 1300 665 343 or email enquiries@oum.edu.ws

New Zealand:  Call 0800 99 01 01 (toll free NZ only) or email enquiries@oum.edu.ws

All other countries:  enquiries@oum.edu.ws

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Applications are accepted from all undergraduate majors. OUM faculty and leadership believe that students who select an undergraduate major primarily to enhance their chances of acceptance to medical school are not making a decision in their own best interest. A science major is not a prerequisite at OUM.  For most physicians, the undergraduate years are the last available opportunity for an in-depth pursuit of non-science subjects of interest, and all those who hope to practice medicine should bear this in mind.

OUM will strongly consider the overall quality and scope of all successfully completed undergraduate work:

  • All candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher at an appropriately accredited and recognized tertiary institution.
  • US students seeking a medical degree also must have completed a full year of college chemistry.
  • Applicants are expected to have a credit-level degree or GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.
  • The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is not required, as OUM’s curriculum provides the requisite basic science courses.

Since all instruction at OUM is in English, students must be fully fluent in the language. If your native language is not English, but you have completed a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or PhD from a university whose curriculum is delivered in English, you may be exempt from this requirement. Otherwise, applicants may demonstrate fluency with a minimum score, as indicated below, on a standardized test administered by one of the following testing services:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service – at www.ielts.org) – achieving a minimum score of 6.5.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language at www.toefl.com is administered by the Educational Testing Service) – minimum test score of 577 with a TWE (Test of Written English) score of 5. Scores must be available for both TOEFL and TWE; or
  • Computer-based TOEFL – minimum score of 233 with an Essay Rating (ER) score of 5.
  • Scores must be submitted directly to the OUM Admissions Office from the testing service.

The following items must be submitted in order to apply for admission to Oceania University of Medicine:

  • Completed online application.
  • $250* non-refundable application fee ($100 will be credited to tuition payment, upon enrollment)
  • Certified or official academic college transcripts (from all institutions)
  • Confirmation of English proficiency (TOEFL score, if not a native speaker)
  • Essay on why you want to become a physician
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one from a physician)
  • Professional resume
  • Background check or Letter of Good Standing from state police or federal law enforcement authorities on official letterhead (Required if accepted to OUM)
  • Health certification from physician, including immunization records (Required if accepted to OUM)

*Fees are payable in Australian or New Zealand dollars by residents of those countries only. Residents of other countries should pay in US dollars.

Please submit your application electronically and mail additional documents to:

United States and Canada

Oceania University of Medicine
Box #4573
616 Corporate Way, Suite 2
Valley Cottage, NY  10989-2050

Australia, New Zealand, and other countries:

Medical Education Services Australia Pty Ltd
Australian Agent for Oceania University of Medicine
PO Box 192
Holland Park QLD 4121
Australia

Applications are not reviewed until all documentation and fees have been received.

The application fee may be paid by check (US only) or credit card.

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Checks should be made payable in US dollars to e-Medical Education and sent to:

e-Medical Education
c/o MMPS
276 Fifth Avenue, Suite 404
New York, NY 10001

Please note that only payments (no documents) should be sent to the e-Medical Education / MMPS address.

If an applicant successfully meets the basic admissions requirements, the final components in the admission process are semi-structured interviews conducted first as a “cameras on” Skype call with the Registrar and, second, as a conference call with the Admissions Selection Committee, which is comprised of faculty. The interview focuses on personal qualities and attributes agreed to be essential to both the study and the practice of medicine, based on internationally accepted criteria for medical school selection. The qualities assessed during the interview are:

  • Motivation to become a physician
  • Empathy
  • Decision-making
  • Teamwork
  • Flexibility in learning style
  • Communication skills

The official decision regarding acceptance is typically made within approximately ten days following the personal interview. Applicants are notified via postal mail.

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