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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 US residents to study medicine beginning in January and July.

Why OUM?

  • Study from home years 1 and 2
  • Clinical rotation sites in several US locations
  • Option to continue working the first two years
  • Small class sizes within live interactive instructor-led virtual classrooms

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 the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Samoa, 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 . . .

  • MCAT not required
  • Graduates are eligible to take USMLEs and secure ECFMG certification
  • All students complete one four-week elective rotation in Samoa at OUM’s primary teaching facility, Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital (TTM), pictured above

Application Deadlines:
Start in January: Apply by September 1
Start in July: Apply by March 1

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

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

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