Oceania University of Medicine



Considering Medical School?

Consider OUM.

Oceania University of Medicine (OUM) was founded in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa to address its serious physician shortage, a situation which is today faced globally.

We combine today’s best e-learning capabilities with traditional hands-on clinical training to bring medical education to students in their home communities — helping them overcome distance and professional barriers to achieve their dream of practicing medicine.

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

Why OUM?

  • Study from home years 1 and 2
  • Option to continue working the first two years
  • Small class sizes within live interactive instructor-led virtual classrooms
  • MCAT not required

If you’re looking for a career change or are a healthcare professional looking to upskill, OUM’s hybrid curriculum could be a perfect fit. Graduate success stories, a strong network of affiliated teaching hospitals, and committed faculty focused on student success — these show that OUM inspires excellence in all its candidates.

Oceania University of Medicine’s pioneering distance-learning curriculum brings medical school to those who thought it was out of their reach. OUM currently accepts students from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, and the United States, where the University has well-established relationships with teaching hospitals and faculty/staff are knowledgeable about licensing requirements for international medical graduates (IMGs).

Additional points of interest . . .

  • Pay tuition and fees in CAD — financial aid may be available to eligible students in Canada
  • Graduates are eligible to sit the MCCQE/NAC and USMLE
  • All students complete one four-week elective rotation in Samoa at OUM’s primary teaching facility, Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital (TTM), pictured above

If you are a Canadian resident interested in beginning your medical studies in 2024, APPLICATION DEADLINES are September 1 to begin in January, March 1 to begin in July.

Earn your MD. Begin your medical school journey by contacting us today.

Great news! There are a variety of financial aid programs available for Canadian students depending on which province you reside in.

  • Student grants and loans are administered by provincial and territorial student aid offices, such as the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and StudentAid BC.
  • Underrepresented students have access to additional support. Please consult Canada Student Grants and Loans or your provincial or territorial student aid office for further information.
  • In addition to grants and loans, Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) and/or the Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) may be used.
  • Students may be eligible to apply for professional lines of credit with their financial institution.

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

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