The pre-clinical phase presented through OUM’s interactive virtual classrooms, lasts 90 weeks, and includes the 8-week General Principles Course and 82 weeks of System-Based modules.
Students attend live, instructor-led sessions four days each week, Tuesday through Friday, late morning to Midday for students in Australia/New Zealand/Samoa or Monday through Thursday 8:00-10:00 PM Eastern Time for students in North America. Upon completion of the pre-clinical curriculum, students must pass a pre-clinical exam (PCE).
OUM provides extensive preparation for students prior to taking the USMLE Step 1. In addition to pretesting students to determine their initial readiness at the very end of System-Based Modules, there is an intense 100-day USMLE Step 1 Prep Course, with a number of additional resources offered for students who may require more study on certain Basic Science topics. Students must then pass the NBME Examination followed by USMLE Step 1.