For many OUM graduates, becoming a physician had been a delayed lifelong dream. Providing a flexible curriculum not often found at traditional brick-and-mortar universities meant our graduates were able to overcome distance, personal, and professional barriers to achieve their goal to practice medicine. For a number of OUM alumni, being given that opportunity keeps them fondly connected to OUM and to each other.
In 2022 a group of graduates from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Samoa, and the US established the OUM Alumni Association (OUMAA). Inaugural board members chaired the first meeting at which attendees confirmed a Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Core Values, also brainstorming ideas for future activities.