Oceania University of Medicine


Considering Medical School?

Consider OUM.

Are you passionate about pursuing a career in medicine, but facing obstacles such as distance, time, or professional commitments? Oceania University of Medicine (OUM) offers a revolutionary solution tailored for aspiring medical professionals in Canada.

Founded in the beautiful island nation of Samoa, OUM emerged to tackle the critical physician shortage, an issue now resonating globally. Our mission is to remove barriers, encourage lifelong learning, and cater to the needs of students across Canada and beyond.

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Applications are now open to Canadian residents to study medicine beginning in January and July.

Unlock Your Future in Medicine with OUM

Why Choose OUM for Your Medical Studies?

Unique Learning Model: Dive into your medical studies with the convenience of studying from home for the first two years. Our program is designed to accommodate your personal and professional lifestyle.

Interactive and Engaging Classes: Benefit from small class sizes in live, instructor-led virtual classrooms that ensure personalized attention and an engaging learning experience.

No MCAT Required: We believe in providing opportunities based on passion and commitment, not just test scores. Begin your medical journey with us, no MCAT required.

Hybrid Curriculum: OUM’s unique blend of e-learning and hands-on clinical training offers the best of both worlds, enabling you to apply theoretical knowledge through practical experience in your community or our affiliated teaching hospitals.

Global Network and Success Stories: Join a community of successful graduates who have excelled in their medical careers, supported by our strong network of teaching hospitals and dedicated faculty focused on fostering student success.

What Sets OUM Apart?

  • Tuition in Canadian Dollars: Financial planning made easier with tuition and fees payable in CAD. Financial aid options are available for eligible students in Canada.

  • Global Recognition: Graduates are prepared to sit for the Canadian, Australian, and/or US medical licensure exams (MCCQE/NAC, AMC and USMLE), paving the way for a global medical career.

  • Unique International Experience: All students participate in a four-week elective rotation at OUM’s primary teaching hospital in Samoa, gaining unique cultural and clinical exposure.

Ready to Start? Application Deadlines for 2024

If you’re a Canadian resident ready to take the first step towards a rewarding career in medicine, our application deadlines are September 1st for January intake and March 1st for July intake. Don’t miss the opportunity to transform your aspirations into reality with OUM.

Begin your medical school journey with OUM—where your dream of becoming a doctor is within reach.

Join Oceania University of Medicine and redefine what’s possible in your medical career. Contact us today to learn more about how you can earn your MD and make a difference in the world of healthcare.

There are a variety of financial assistance options available for Canadian students depending on which province you reside in.

  • Financial assistance options are available for eligible Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and those eligible to become permanent residents. Permanent resident status must be gained prior to applying for financial assistance.
  • Student grants and loans are managed by provincial and territorial student aid offices; application forms are available on their websites. Applicants are responsible for checking their provincial and territorial student aid websites to determine their eligibility for student aid and what student aid is available.
  • OUM is a designated institution for Canadian financial aid purposes. (CODE ZUDG)
  • OUM does not calculate eligibility for financial aid for Canadian students seeking financial aid; those decisions are made by the granting body.
  • Some provinces/territories might need additional information from OUM for application completion.
  • Additional support options are available for underrepresented student groups. Please consult Canada Student Grants and Loans or your provincial/territorial student aid office for further information.
  • Students may be eligible to apply for professional lines of credit with their financial institution.
  • In addition to potential grants and loans, Registered Education Savings Plan RESP) and/or the Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) funds may be used to cover medical school expenses.
  • OUM encourages applicants to check the amount of funding available to them prior to commencing their studies. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they can cover the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses for the MD Program.

Your path to becoming an MD starts by contacting us today.

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