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Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

Scholarship, aptitude, and motivation, academic achievement, evaluations from pre-professional committees and osteopathic physicians, MCAT results, on-campus interview, motivation to be osteopathic physician are factors. Preference to Oklahoma applicants. Qualified minority students actively recruited.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Lindsey Kirkpatrick
Application fee  $40
AMCAS application accepted  No
AACOMAS application accepted  Yes
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
February 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  8
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered  No
Early decision application period  N/A
Early decision plan notification date  N/A
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.63
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  25 MCAT total score
8 verbal reasoning
6 physical sciences
8 biological sciences
N writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
biology/zoology physics
English general chemistry
organic chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  D.O./Ph.D., D.O./M.B.A., D.O./M.S.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  7
Combined college/M.D. program URL  http://

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women's health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum?  Frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice?  Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.2:1
Full-time faculty  100
Part-time faculty  738
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  39
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  37
Full-time faculty in clinical program  61
Part-time faculty in clinical program  701

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $0.0
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  1
Principal investigators (PIs)  1
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  1

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital Integris Southwest Medical Center
Chickasaw Nation Medical Center McAlester Regional Medical Center
Choctaw Nation Health Care Center Medical Center of SE Oklahoma
Claremore Regional Hospital Memorial Hospital - Texas County
Comanche County Memorial Hospital Mercy Memorial Health Center
Duncan Regional Hospital Oklahoma State University (OSU) Medical Center
Eastar Health System Okmulgee Memorial Hospital
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center Saint Anthony's Hospital
Great Plains Regional Medical Center Stillwater Medical Center
INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center Tahlequah City Hospital
Integris Bass Baptist Health Center Woodward Regional Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

The curriculum focuses on primary care. Biomedical and clinical systems are integrated, with clinical problems continuously introduced in greater depth and complexity. Required primary care clerkships include a rural health rotation. A rural medical track is also offered, designed to prepare students for a rural primary care residency and a practice in rural or underserved Oklahoma.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  N/A
Step 1: Percent passing  N/A
Step 1: Average score  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  N/A
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  N/A

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  85
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  521
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  83
Level 2-CE: Number examined  85
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  512
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  83
Level 3: Number examined  83
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  529
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  83

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.6
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $0.0
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $0.00

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  43
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.0
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  53.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.63
MCAT total score  25
Acceptance rate  21.5%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.2:1
Total medical school enrollment  411

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Jason Marrujo
Financial aid phone  (918) 561-8278



Full-time: $22,127 (in-state)
Full-time: $43,572 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $1,149
Room and board  $18,000
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $178,903

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  91%
Students receiving loans  86%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  15%
Students receiving work study  15%



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