OUM’s MD Program

Two Curriculum Pathways

Two Curriculum Pathways

OUM’s MD Program

Two Curriculum Pathways

Two Curriculum Pathways

OUM’s MD Program

OUM’s MD program is a rigorous and full-scale Interactive medical school curriculum based on Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, Samoan, and US medical education standards.

OUM’s Curriculum Removes Barriers

Our unique approach delivers your medical school pre-clinical phase in live, interactive virtual classrooms so that students may study from their home communities during years one and two. As with all clinical rotations in medical school, OUM clinical training occurs on-site at select teaching hospitals and clinics, bridging patient care practice with the foundational basic sciences learned during pre-clinical study.

medical students studying together in group setting

Where You Plan to Practice Determines Your Pathway at OUM

One of two global medical school pathways are your entry points into OUM’s MD Program: The Standard Pathway or USMLE Pathway, depending on where the student one day wishes to practice medicine. While the curriculum is the same for both Pathways, exam requirements are different.

Standard Pathway

  • The Standard Pathway is for students who plan to practice medicine in countries other than the United States.
  • Standard Pathway students complete OUM’s MD Program in 4.5 years.

USMLE Pathway

  • The United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Pathway is for students who intend to practice in the United States, and they must pass the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 to graduate.

  • USMLE Pathway students complete OUM’s MD Program in 5 years and Step 1 and Step 2 medical licensing exam preparation is written into the curriculum.

Innovative, Interactive Learning…

. . .with an eye to the family dynamic. Many OUM students had wanted to study medicine long before their first day at medical school. But life happened, and the responsibilities and challenges of careers, families, mortgages, geography, and more, interrupted the best laid plans.

A Curriculum for the Ambitious and Curious

From the outset, OUM students engage in a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum delivered through interactive virtual classrooms, enabling you to study from anywhere in the world during the first two years without sacrificing the quality of your education, your living arrangements, or personal life. This approach assures that each student gains a solid foundation in the basic medical sciences, critical to understanding the complexities of human health and disease while also providing an opportunity to study medicine and become a physician while still addressing family responsibilities.

Specific components of each pathway and their order include:

Pre-Clinical Phase

  • General Principles Course

  • Organ Systems

  • Pre-Clinical Exam (PCE)

  • Journal Club

  • Approved Research Proposal

Pre-Clinical Phase
  • General Principles Course
  • Organ Systems

  • Journal Club

  • Approved Research Proposal

Transition Phase

  • Clinical Transition Units

  • Clinical Skills Course (CSC)

Transition Phase

  • Clinical Transition Units

  • USMLE Step 1 Prep Course, NBME, CBSE, USMLE Step 1
  • Clinical Skills Course (CSC)

Clinical Phase

  • Core Clinical Rotations
  • Grand Rounds

  • Elective Rotations

  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

  • Final Clinical Exam (FCE)

  • Research Methodology and Published Research Project

Clinical Phase

  • Core Clinical Rotations

  • Grand Rounds

  • USMLE Step 2 Prep Course, NBME, CCSE, USMLE Step 2

  • Elective Rotations

  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) or NAC

  • Research Methodology and Published Research Project

Note the following:
  • The Published Research Project may be completed at any time during the MD Program.

  • USMLE is the United States Medical Licensing Examination.

  • NBME is the National Board of Medical Examiners.

  • CBSE is Canada’s Comprehensive Basic Science Exam.
  • CCSE is Canada’s Comprehensive Clinical Science Exam.
  • NAC is the National Assessment Collaboration Exam for students who reside in Canada.

The University reserves the right to change its program offerings and policies without notice.

Where Do You Plan To Practice?

Standard Pathway

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Samoa

USMLE Pathway

United States (US), and if you intend to practice in the US

Curriculum Delivery

OUM blends real-time interactive virtual classrooms, online curriculum materials, and traditional face-to-face learning to deliver its hybrid curriculum. Moodle and Zoom applications are used to deliver the curriculum, and the Examplify exam proctoring software monitors all testing and maintains exam integrity.

The Virtual Classroom

Zoom provides real-time online learning and student-teacher interaction in a live classroom environment. All lectures are recorded for study review and future reference.

Moodle, OUM’s LMS

OUM’s primary curriculum delivery vehicle is Moodle, the well-established and user-friendly education software/course content program tailored to maximize efficiency for students.

Online Textbooks

OUM uses the Elsevier products ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey Student for its online textbooks, videos, and journal articles, also providing unique features like the ability to jump chapters, highlight text, create flashcards, or have a book read aloud.

Technology Requirements

Students must have access to a reliable computer with high-speed Internet that is free from viruses and is Java-enabled. Additional recommendations for both Mac and PC devices are available from the Admissions Counselors.

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