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University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

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.

Acceptance based on GPA, MCAT, reference letters and personal interview. Emphasis placed on self-awareness, self-discipline, empathy, personal competence, social competence and overall evaluation of character. Non-residents can occupy up to 25% of class. OU COM does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, political beliefs or veteran status.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Dotty Shaw Killam
Application fee  $75
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
October 15 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  December 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  2
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  3.78
Oldest MCAT considered  2013
Median MCAT Scores  28 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
O writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology/zoology physics
English molecular and cell biology
organic chemistry humanities
inorganic (general) chemistry social sciences

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  8
Combined college/M.D. program URL

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?  Occasionally
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
professional counseling
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.4:1
Full-time faculty  921
Part-time faculty  222
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  90
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  5
Full-time faculty in clinical program  831
Part-time faculty in clinical program  217

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $46.0
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  169
Principal investigators (PIs)  95
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  117

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hillcrest Medical Center St. John Medical Center
OU Medical Center The Children's Hospital
Saint Francis Hospital Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

The curriculum consists of 2 years of preclinical courses and 2 years of clinical courses. The preclinical curriculum consists of organ systems courses and emphasizes the development of clinical skills and the biomedical sciences fundamental to the practice of medicine. The clinical curriculum provides experiential exposure to patient care across multiple clinical disciplines.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  158
Step 1: Percent passing  96%
Step 1: Average score  228
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  156
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  100%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  237

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  37
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $46.0
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $50.00

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  46
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.3
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  37.9%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.78
MCAT total score  28
Acceptance rate  11.5%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.4:1
Total medical school enrollment  660

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Pamela Jordan
Financial aid phone  (405) 271-2118



Full-time: $20,291 (in-state)
Full-time: $48,918 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $3,972
Room and board  $20,926
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $142,729

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  90%
Students receiving loans  85%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  41%
Students receiving work study  0%



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