This blog lists the medical schools located in Oklahoma and outlines some features of the state which you should consider if you are applying to a medical school in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma's large metropolitan areas, as well as abundance of rural and suburban areas, will expose you to a wide range of patients and presentations to learn from. Oklahoma also has a significant Native American population, with over 25 Native American languages spoken, making it an ideal place to study medicine for those interested in the health of these populations.
Medical Schools in Oklahoma:
Each year, the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine receives over 2,000 applications to their MD program. They interview approximately 300 applicants each year and their typical class has 165 students. Their mission is to "lead health care in patient care, education and research. Through our combined efforts we strive to improve the lives of all people." To be considered for admission, the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine is looking for well-rounded individuals with a competitive GPA and MCAT Score. In addition, the following attributes are desired:
- Quality Health Care Experience
- Strong Letters of Recommendation
- Utilize Pre-Med Resources- i.e. advisors, clubs and online resources
- Excellent Communication Skills ~ Service/Volunteer Experience
- Extracurricular/Campus Activities ~ Leadership Roles
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Founded in 1974, the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine's mission is " to provide the best possible educational experience for students through excellence in teaching, research, creative activity and service to the state and society. The OU-TU School of Community Medicine focuses this mission on explicitly improving the health and healthcare of the entire community." With a team of over 300 physicians and residents, Oklahoma School of Community Medicine is focussed on delivering quality healthcare to underserved individuals in both urban and rural areas.
Location: Tusla, OK
Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine's mission is to "educate osteopathic primary care physicians with an emphasis on serving rural and underserved Oklahoma." OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is focused on admitting students who are from Oklahoma and those who want to practice medicine in Oklahoma. In fact, preference is given to Oklahoma residents and therefore most admitted students are from Oklahoma. In order to be a competitive applicant, OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is looking for individuals with the following:
- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.6
- Pre-Professional Science GPA of 3.6
- Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) score of 500 or above
- Multiple upper-division (3000-4000 level) science courses within the previous 12 months (3-5 strongly preferred)
- Clinical Experience and Community Involvement experience (i.e., physician shadowing, medical field hands-on experience, medical certifications, community service)
- Early application (begin June 1 of the year before planned matriculation)
Location: Tusla, OK