OUM Student Life

Experience a typical day in the life of a medical student at OUM — watch our collection of video interviews with current students for an inside look at the opportunities, resources, and support programs available to help them thrive and succeed.

Student Life At OUM

Hear in their own words what drew them to OUM, how their studies are progressing, and what they enjoy most about the University. Get a glimpse of the culture and community that sets OUM apart. Learn if it may be the best place to begin your own medical school journey.

Jessica Bell
Pre-Clinical Student, AUS (QLD)

Lorelei Hennessy
Clinical Student, NZ

Walter Ikealumba
Clinical Student, AUS (WA)

Junaid Minhas
Clinical Student, AUS (NSW)

Kereng Modise
Pre-Clinical Student, AUS (ACT)

Richie Wessen
Pre-Clinical Student, AUS (NSW)

Student Testimonials

“I am definitely enjoying my OUM journey. I love that you can organize an individualized study schedule that works best for you. This helps a lot when you have a family to take care of. I am currently really enjoying my clinical rotations. I am a kinesthetic learner, so I learn best when I am able to assess patients hands on.”

med student smiling, long blond hair, headshotVerna Brooks, Clinical Student, US

“OUM re-ignited my passion for medicine. I am now doing my system-based modules and I have managed to juggle my small business, a young family, and my studies. I do burn the midnight oil, but for me the flexibility is what has allowed this to be possible. OUM recognizes the need for flexibility for late bloomers like myself, and in this way is affording me and my colleagues a chance at achieving this dream.”

OUM Student Kereng-ModiseKereng Modise, Pre-Clinical Student, AUS

“I loved being part of the mini-case discussions during system-based modules. It gives you the opportunity to teach others what you found during your research and studies but also allows you to learn from your peers about their findings. It’s a great learning environment.”

Walter Chukwunonso Ikealumba, Clinical Student, AUS

“During one of the Admissions Info sessions, one of the faculty speakers said that you have to ‘choose a medical school that meets your needs.’ Being able to work part-time during the pre-clinical curriculum was a big selling point for OUM, just as it had been with my nursing program.”

Paul Lam, Clinical Student, AUS

“OUM’s program allowed me to pursue a medical degree with an international focus and afforded me the opportunity to gain experience in both metropolitan and rural settings within Australia throughout my clinical rotations, preparing me for the challenges and rewards of being a doctor. OUM’s program is well-rounded and comprehensive. Also, I am part of OUMSA and the Peer Support Program which enhances my student experience and connects me with more of my peers.”

Close-up portrait of man with short brown hairJunaid Minhas, Clinical Student, AUS

“OUM’s non-traditional approach to medical education has given me the flexibility to pursue this lifelong dream while juggling a full-time office job and working on a farm during my pre-clinical years. I’m now in my third clinical rotation at the National TTM Hospital in Samoa and enjoying the hands-on patient experience and excellent teaching provided by our very own Samoan medical doctors.”

Samoan woman long braided black hair wearing a mint green dressCecilia Fatima Amosa, Clinical Student, Samoa

OUM Student Magazine

Oceania University of Medicine Student Association

Launched in July 2022, the OUM Student Magazine was recommended by current students who created its editorial board and produced the publication for students, by students.

Student Support Programs

Assuring student success is an OUM cornerstone and the University’s Advisory Programs take the lead in guiding and supporting students toward their goal. Students begin working with Academic Advisors and Clinical Mentors early during their pre-clinical coursework. Research Advisors also guide students through their required research project.

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