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Student Profile: Helena Taeu Masipau

2021-08-27T11:13:16-04:00August 27th, 2021|Categories: News|

“There is a concerning shortage of doctors in my home country, especially in specialty care,” says fourth-year medical student, Helena Taeu Masipau, from Samoa. That shortage is a commonly known fact that she is on track to reduce. PASSION FOR CHANGE Navigating medical school to help Samoa A number of motivators brought Helena Taeu Masipau [...]

New Class Begins the Medical School Journey

2021-08-16T14:28:14-04:00August 16th, 2021|Categories: News|

WELCOME TO OUM July’s Virtual Orientation Introduced 36 New Students  OUM welcomed 36 first-year medical students during the Term 2104 Orientation last month, which included one general live session plus sessions provided specifically for Australia/New Zealand/Samoa students, and one for North American students, totaling more than 300 minutes of important information. This new class, 59 [...]

New Associate Dean

2021-08-16T14:28:45-04:00August 16th, 2021|Categories: News|

Dr. Ross Diplock Appointed Associate Dean for Australia Ross D. Diplock, MBBS, FRACP, noted paediatrician and neonatologist, has been appointed Oceania University of Medicine’s Associate Dean for Australia. He has amassed an illustrious career providing paediatric outreach services to underserved areas in rural Australia, from one-doctor hospitals to isolated aboriginal communities. “I am very pleased to [...]

Faculty Profile: Dr. Seán Klinkradt

2021-07-31T15:19:54-04:00July 31st, 2021|Categories: News|

Our in-house neuroscientist/lawyer, Dr. Seán Klinkradt, is working on his second PhD at the University of South Africa. Throughout his time on OUM's faculty, he has been an Academic Advisor, taught Molecular Biology and other preclinical disciplines, and continued to practice law. JUGGLING PATENT LAW AND ACADEMIC MEDICINE Not even a busy law practice could [...]

Graduate Profile: Satheesh Kumar, MD

2021-07-21T18:26:48-04:00July 19th, 2021|Categories: News|

After spending 15 years as a naturopath, Satheesh Kumar, MD plans to combine Ayurveda and his OUM medical degree to provide his patients with integrative care. MASTERING TWO PRACTICES OF MEDICINE Combining OUM and Ayurveda will mean ultimate patient care A couple of years ago, a Reuters.com story said, “Gaining admission to India’s top medical [...]

Aiding Global Shortage

2021-07-19T19:21:18-04:00July 9th, 2021|Categories: News|

While the shortage of doctors in rural and remote areas is a global concern, it is getting special attention from Australia's medical community. OUM, founded on the principle of bringing medical education to remote regions, is doing its part by expanding opportunities for rural rotations.  HEEDING THE CALL: OUM students could impact shortage of doctors [...]

New Faculty Appointment

2021-07-09T16:31:38-04:00July 6th, 2021|Categories: News|

Longtime faculty member Nicolette McGuire, PhD, will help students from one milestone to the next in her newly created role, guiding them through their entire medical school journey.  Dr. Nicolette McGuire to direct OUM’s new focus on Academic Transition and Student Engagement Medical school is a journey with several important phases. Helping students transition from one of [...]

OUM Announces New Dean for Australia

2021-07-09T16:33:11-04:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: News|

Renowned surgeon Dr. Hugh Bartholomeusz was appointed OUM Professor and Dean for Australia to focus on strengthening relationships with hospitals in the region as well as educating future generations of physicians.  Professor Bartholomeusz Brings Impressive Combination of  Military and Academic Medicine  Oceania University of Medicine has appointed Air Vice-Marshal (Retd) Frederick Anthony “Hugh” Bartholomeusz, OAM, [...]

OUM Announces Re-Accreditation

2021-07-09T16:34:45-04:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: News|

The Philippine Accrediting Association for Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) has extended Oceania University of Medicine’s accreditation through 2025. Why Accreditation Matters The re-accreditation validates OUM’s program as competitive on the world stage and ensures that its graduates may practice in most global countries.  In many countries accreditation is a prerequisite for international medical school [...]

Students Experience Samoa’s Measles Epidemic

2021-07-09T16:36:18-04:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: News|

While measles has largely been eradicated in many parts of the world, it returned with a vengeance to Samoa in late 2019. Crisis offered rare and heartbreaking learning opportunity The Government of Samoa declared a national State of Emergency on 15 November 2019 which closed schools indefinitely and banned minors from attending public events. In [...]