The USMLE Prep Program consists of the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 Prep Courses. The USMLE Step 1 Prep Course is 100 days, and may not be completed sooner than this time frame, and the USMLE Step 2 Prep Course is 40 days. Students must have completed and passed all didactic courses (eFoundations Basic Sciences and System-Based Modules) to be eligible for enrollment in the USMLE Prep Program. Students must complete each USMLE Prep Course in its entirety to be eligible for the NBME exams. The NBME exams will determine a student’s readiness to sit for the USMLE Step 1 and 2 exams. For students not currently enrolled in clinical rotations, they must pass USMLE Step 1 to proceed to their rotations.
The Case of the Week program helps students strengthen their diagnostic, test ordering, and management skills. The online program presents a weekly case in daily increments. Each day’s presentation is followed by a brief quiz consisting of one to four questions. A new case is presented every Monday. Case of the Week is offered free of charge, and both pre-clinical and clinical students are encouraged to participate.
Oceania University of Medicine Student Association (OUMSA)
The OUM Student Association (OUMSA), formed by students in early 2014, is a chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), one of the largest medical student associations in the world. Though AMSA is located in the US, membership in AMSA and the OUMSA is open to all OUM students, no matter where they live.
OUMSA serves as a helpful source of information to students who are trying to navigate the various medical registration pathways and global internship opportunities available to OUM’s diverse student body.
OUM students who excel academically will be eligible for nomination by the faculty in the recently formed international medical honor society, Mu Delta Iota (MDI). Following criteria used by the renowned Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) national medical honor society, MDI will accept faculty nomination of students in their first year of clinical rotations. MDI is now an option for academically gifted international medical students who previously were not eligible for membership in AOA.
In addition to the structured programs and resources that OUM provides to students, the program attracts a student population with a wealth of clinical experience, many with extensive careers (up to 30 years) as nurse practitioners, senior nurses, respiratory therapists, physician assistants, paramedics/ambulance officers, physiotherapists, chiropractors, and other clinical health specialists. These individuals bring many skills and life experiences to the classroom and help to nurture rich and vibrant discussions, creating a unique classroom dynamic conducive to learning. This highly interactive environment produces students who are supportive and encouraging to fellow classmates.