Oceania University of Medicine

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Begin Your Medical Journey with OUM

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Oceania University of Medicine (OUM) was founded in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa to address its serious physician shortage, a situation which is today faced globally.

We combine today’s best e-learning capabilities with traditional hands-on clinical training to bring medical education to students in their home communities — helping them overcome distance and professional barriers to achieve their dream of practicing medicine.

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Why OUM?

  • Study from Home: The first two years are conducted online, allowing you to study from anywhere.
  • Clinical Rotations Across the US: Gain practical experience at a variety of clinical sites throughout the United States.
  • Accessible Education: Continue working while you study during the initial stages of the program.
  • Interactive, Personalized Learning: Small classes in live, instructor-led virtual classrooms enhance your learning experience.

OUM’s hybrid curriculum is designed for those eager to enter medicine. With a strong network of affiliated teaching hospitals and committed faculty, we are success-focused and inspire excellence in all our students.

Our pioneering distance-learning model opens the door to medical education for those seeking to become doctors who do not reside in areas near a traditional medical campus. Accepting students from the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Samoa, we provide comprehensive support to meet and understand international medical licensing standards.

Additional Benefits:

  • No MCAT Required: Start your medical education journey without needing the MCAT.
  • Prepare for USMLEs and ECFMG Certification: Our students and graduates are fully equipped to pursue their medical licensing and certification exams.
  • Global Health Experience: Participate in a unique four-week clinical rotation at OUM’s main teaching facility in Samoa, adding a global perspective to your medical training.

Application Deadlines:
Start in January: Apply by September 1
Start in July: Apply by March 1

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