OUM was created to help individuals pursue their dream of becoming a physician without having to quit their jobs or leave family and friends for extended periods of time. The program is a full-scale, rigorous medical school curriculum, which is typically completed in four-and-a-half to five years. Because the OUM program is flexible, students may take longer if they need extended time for work or family matters, but a minimum of 24 weeks of instruction must be completed each year.
Flexibility allows OUM’s students to progress through the curriculum at their own pace. Only OUM has an MD program that allows healthcare professionals to continue working during the preclinical years. Part-time students should be able to graduate within five to six years, For full-time students—OUM’s MD program may be completed in as few as four years, as the student is able to study the requisite 80-100 hours per week that successful students in a traditional medical school need to fully absorb the material.