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What is the tuition fee for the enitre MD Program?

2021-09-26T12:52:23-04:00September 26th, 2021|Categories: , |

Tuition for the MD Program is $160,000, payable over the first four years in the student’s local currency. Students residing in countries other than Australia, New Zealand, Canada, or Samoa pay tuition and fees in US dollars. Additional fees are as follows: Library Fee: $600/year (This fee covers electronic access to all textbooks as well [...]

How old is the school? How many students?

2021-09-06T16:56:40-04:00September 6th, 2021|Categories: , |

The school was founded in 2002, in close collaboration with the Government of Samoa, so its future is secure. The program began by making sure that the computer-assisted curriculum worked well before opening it to large numbers of students. The school deliberately started small and currently has 257 students enrolled worldwide. OUM is selective about [...]

What types of students do you have enrolled in the program?

2021-09-06T15:04:13-04:00September 6th, 2021|Categories: , |

OUM’s flexible program appeals to a wide variety of students—from recent college graduates, to working professionals interested in changing careers. The distance-learning component is attractive to many nurse practitioners, nurses, chiropractors, physical therapists, physician assistants, pharmacists, paramedics, respiratory therapists, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals. In addition, OUM has some students with non-science backgrounds such as [...]

Will I have to travel to Samoa?

2021-09-06T16:57:36-04:00September 5th, 2021|Categories: , |

All students matriculating to OUM are required to complete at least one four-week elective clinical rotation in Samoa. Students should apply for the Samoa rotation at least six months in advance through their regional dean.

How does OUM’s curriculum compare to those of traditional medical schools? Is it shorter?

2021-09-06T17:01:53-04:00September 6th, 2021|Categories: , |

OUM is not an abbreviated program. The OUM MD program is a full and rigorous medical school curriculum, based largely on US and Australian medical education models. The difference is that OUM facilitates online delivery of the pre-clinical portion of the curriculum. OUM's unique approach enables students to complete the pre-clinical modules in online classrooms, [...]

How long does it take to complete OUM’s MD degree program?

2021-09-06T15:05:36-04:00September 5th, 2021|Categories: , |

Students who attend OUM full-time, with no interruptions other than the existing breaks within modules, may finish the program in 4.5 years (5 years for the USMLE Pathway). During the pre-clinical phase, students who successfully complete all consecutive annual modules may complete the pre-clinical curriculum in 32 months on the Standard Pathway, or 40 months [...]

May I continue working while attending OUM?

2021-09-06T17:03:17-04:00September 6th, 2021|Categories: , |

This really depends upon the student. Medical school requires a tremendous time commitment to absorb and digest a huge quantity of very complex information. Many students find it difficult to work while also devoting a sufficient amount of time to their studies. OUM has no official policy against students working while attending medical school, but [...]

How are Gross Anatomy and other lab courses taught online?

2021-09-06T17:05:20-04:00September 6th, 2021|Categories: , |

When the COVID 19 pandemic forced medical schools to transition to remote learning, many schools learned what OUM has known for some time: that the didactic portion of a medical school curriculum can effectively be taught online. Even before COVID, traditional medical schools were moving towards high-quality electronic teaching material. In addition to Gross Anatomy, [...]

How are clinical rotations handled? May I get one near my home?

2021-09-06T17:09:11-04:00September 6th, 2021|Categories: , |

Students complete clinical rotations at accredited teaching hospitals formally affiliated with OUM. The University will work with students to seek clinical rotations at an accredited hospital that is geographically convenient. In Australia, regional clinical coordinators help students secure their placements. OUM students work side-by-side with students from other medical schools on clinical activities established by [...]