OUM accepts transfer students from other medical schools as long as the student, and the medical school from which he or she is transferring, meet the requirements set forth by the World Federation of Medical Education. Successful applicants must have remained in good standing, with grade results of 75 percent or higher, throughout continuous enrollment at a single medical school. Credits from multiple medical schools will not be accepted. Applicants who wish to transfer to OUM prior to completing pre-clinical coursework will be required to pass an OUM exam in the subjects taken at their previous school.
Transfer Medical School Requirements:
- Listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools—a joint publication of the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research and the World Federation for Medical Education;
- Registered in good standing with the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates’ Medical Credentials Reference Library;
- Listed in the International Medical Education Directory by the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research;
- Fully accredited by an accrediting body recognized by World Federation of Medical Education (www.wfme.org) or the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation of the U.S. Department of Education (http://www2.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/ncfmea.html).
Transfer Applicant Requirements:
- To be acceptable to the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), a student’s courses transferred for credit must be for courses taken at one medical school within seven years of the projected date of graduation from OUM.
- Applicants expecting to complete pre-clinical coursework at OUM will be required to pass OUM’s Interval Performance Exams in those subjects taken at their previous medical school and subject to remedial coursework in identified areas of deficiency.
- Transfer applicants who have completed their medical school’s pre-clinical curriculum and intend to practice in the US must have passed USMLE Step 1 in no more than two attempts and with a passing score of at least 10 percent higher than the official USMLE Step 1 minimum passing score at the time.
- Applicants not in the USMLE Track will be expected to pass OUM’s In-House Exam (60% passing score) before entering clinical rotations and may be subject to remedial coursework in identified areas of deficiency. Consistent with University policy, applicants in the USMLE Track must have an 80 percent passing score on the In-House Exam before being cleared to take Step 1.
- Applicant must have original, written letters of recommendation from his/her current school’s dean and at least two faculty members familiar with his/her work. Letters must be on university letterhead. If the school has dissolved since the student attended, the student must supply an explanation and proof that he/she attempted to obtain these letters in good faith.
- Applicant must have an original letter of recommendation from the Dean of Student Affairs of the current medical school, attesting to the applicant’s professional behavior and good conduct and good standing within the school. If the school has dissolved since the student attended, the student must supply an explanation and proof that he/she attempted to obtain these letters in good faith.
- If the student is transferring from a medical school in non-English speaking country, the applicant may be required to provide a TOEFL score and the transcript will need to be converted by a transcript conversion service approved by OUM.
- Applicants expecting a residency in a US hospital must secure from current medical school and/or hospital(s) any original certified narrative evaluations, grade reports, transcripts or other information required for the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE).
- The application must contain a detailed explanation stating the reason(s) that the student wishes to transfer from their previous medical school to another.
Upon applying for admission to OUM, the transfer applicant should submit the certified medical school transcript to be evaluated by OUM’s Director of Curriculum for compatibility with OUM’s curriculum and by the applicable Regional Dean for compatibility with local requirements. The Director of Curriculum and/or Dean may recommend additional requirements prior to admission or OUM modules that the transfer student must complete, once enrolled.
For more information about OUM’s transfer policy, please contact an OUM admissions counselor.