University of Oklahoma Medical School – Insider Review

University of Oklahoma Medical School – Insider Review

The University of Oklahoma Medical School is one of the best medical schools in the United States and one of the medical schools in Oklahoma, ranking number 84 in the 2011 US World and News Report medical school rankings.

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If you are interested in getting accepted to the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, there are a lot of things that you will

need to do to make you a competitive applicant.

Probably the best resource to really understand the University of Oklahoma medical school admissions process is my eBook, 10 Steps to Accepted.

I draw from my experience on the UCLA admissions committee to tell you exactly what you need to do to get accepted to medical school.

You can also check out my page on admissions to understand what the University of Oklahoma medical school is looking for.

Now back to information about this medical school in Oklahoma!

  • Basic Information

    • Name: The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
    • Location: Oklahoma City, OK
    • Public or Private: Public
    • School Website: Click here


  • Admissions

    • Competitive. For this medical school in Oklahoma, medical school admissions are very competitive. There were 1,512 applications for the 164 available seats.
    • Average MCAT: 30
    • Average GPA: 3.75
    • Selection Factors. The selection factors for the University of Oklahoma medical school are very similar to those of other good medical schools. They look for academic achievement, maturity and motivation, among others. Also, as with other public schools, Oklahoma residents are given preference in admission. Click here for a detailed explanation of criteria schools are looking for. Click on these links to find out how to make these characteristics stand out on your interviews and personal statement.
    • Multiple programs available . As other good medical schools do, the Universtiy of Oklahoma medical school offers two combined degree programs for those interested. These are the MD/MPH and MD/PhD. There are also special interest programs described below.
    • Accepts international students: No
    • For full information from the admissions page, click here
  • Financial

  • Tuition: The university of Oklahoma medical school is $19,120 for OK-residents/$44,816 for non-OK
  • Loans: Federal loans are available as with other US medical schools. The school also offers a 5% interest rate loan up to $4,000 per year and a 5% loan for students interested in primary care. Click here to find out more about loans
  • Scholarships: As with other medical schools in Oklahoma and elsewhere, there are not a lot of scholarships available, and those that are available are need-based. Click here to find out more about scholarships.
  • Cost of Living: The cost of living is pretty cheap in Oklahoma, which is a benefit of medical schools in Oklahoma. You can expect to pay between $400 and $500 for a one bedroom apartment near the University of Oklahoma medical school.
    • Insider Information

  • The University of Oklahoma medical school has a good mix of primary care and research. This is a medical school that has both a solid research ranking and a good primary care ranking. You’ll have opportunities to work in either or both of these fields at this medical school in Oklahoma. So, on your application, you’ll want to make one or both of these characteristics stand out. If your interest is research, make that stand out. If it’s working in a primary care setting, make your community service stand out. Check out my eBook to understand how to do that.
  • Special interest programs available. The University of Oklahoma medical school offers a few unique tracks for those interested in certain fields. One is their medicine, law and literature track. This program allows students to focus on writing, literature, ethical and legal matters through medical school. For those interested in international medicine, there is the opportunity to do an international rotation during the fourth year of medical school.
  • The curriculum is organ-system based. This means that you study, for example, the musculoskeletal system for 5 weeks, including the anatomy, physiology and pharmacology of that system. I like this system because it helps you understand all aspects of one specific organ system. You’ll often think this way when diagnosing problems during your clinical years (by organ system), so it’s good to get into this habit.
  • Great football team! Oklahoma consistently has one of the best football teams in the nation.
    Take some time to watch your Sooners dominate the competition!
  • Summary

    The University of Oklahoma medical school seems like a no frills medical school. You’ll get a solid education and have opportunities to spread your wings in research if that’s your interest or in primary care if that’s your interest. As with any public medical school, if you’re from Oklahoma, it only makes sense to apply to the public medical school in Oklahoma. Make yourself a competitive applicant for this top medical school! (for more on that, check out my eBook ).

    Get Accepted to the University of Oklahoma Medical School

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