OUM students come from a variety of backgrounds. While the Basic Sciences are foundational to a medical school curriculum, a Science major is not a prerequisite for acceptance to OUM. The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or the Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) are not required, as OUM’s curriculum provides Basic Science instruction through its pre-clinical curriculum.
All candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s degree or higher at an accredited and recognized tertiary institution. Applicants are expected to have a credit-level degree or GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.
OUM currently accepts students from five countries where the University has well established relationships with teaching hospitals and clinics and where it is most knowledgeable of licensing requirements for international medical graduates (IMGs). This guarantees our students access to their requisite clinical rotations and assures a smoother transition through their hurdle exams into postgraduate training and clinical practice. Those countries are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Samoa, and the United States.
OUM’s Admissions Counselors have additional information regarding these country-of-residence requirements for admission. At this time, because of the above training and licensing requirements, OUM will not accept admissions from any other countries.
English Language Requirement
Since all instruction at OUM is in English, students must be fully fluent in the language. Candidates whose first language is not English may be exempt from this requirement if their degree is from a university whose curriculum is delivered in English. Candidates whose native language is not English may need to demonstrate fluency by submitting testing results from one of the services which evaluate language proficiency.