Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

News Alert:

Rural and Underserved Primary Care Early Admissions Program

Bachelor of Science from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in the Medical Track’s 3+1 Program

Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSU-COM) seeks to admit students who desire to become primary care physicians in rural and underserved Oklahoma. The Rural and Underserved Primary Care Early Admissions Program enables students to complete pre-doctoral medical training in seven years.

Utilizing the approved 3+1 plan curriculum for the first three years at Southeastern and combined with the OSU-COM first year curriculum as their fourth year, students in the program are able to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Southeastern.

Students then progress through the second, third and fourth years of the rural and underserved medical track and graduate with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree.

Minimum requirements for Applicants:

  • Resident of the state of Oklahoma
  • Strong desire to practice primary care in rural or underserved Oklahoma
  • Must be a Southeastern Oklahoma State University student
  • Must have completed 45 credit hours toward a Bachelor of  Science degree in the Medical Track
  • Overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.6 and Science GPA of 3.5
  • Submit a primary application through the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) by Dec. 1
  • Submit a Supplemental Application by Dec. 1
  • Submit two letters of recommendation: one from a Pre-Professional Advisory Committee and one from an osteopathic physician; deadline Dec. 1
  • Agree to an interview with the Early Admissions Program Selection Committee
  • Scheduled to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

Continued Eligibility for Admission to the COM

  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.5
  • Have a science GPA of at least a 3.0
  • Complete all remaining undergraduate coursework required for their approved 3+1 plan during the junior year.
  • Complete additional evaluative requirements

Continued Eligibility for Progression to 2nd year Osteopathic Medical School Curriculum

  • Awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Students meeting the quantitative requirements are granted admission to OSU-COM provided they receive satisfactory scores on the qualitative portion of the admissions process.

Early Admissions Program Selection Committee

  • Review of the applicant’s file
  • Interview applicant
  • Review of the letters of recommendation

Additional Evaluative Requirements

Assuming admission during the spring semester of the applicant’s sophomore year:

  • Participate in a pass/fail 3-week Early Summer Rural Externship (ESRE) in a selective rotation with an osteopathic physician in rural Oklahoma in the summer between sophomore and junior years
  • Participate in a pass/fail 3-5 day selective primary care* shadowing experience during class breaks in the junior year
  • Participate in activities at OSU sponsored by the Student Osteopathic Rural Medicine Club (StORM)
  • Candidates must take the MCAT and have the scores reported to OSU-COM via the MCAT Testing History Exchange site for review by the selection committee.

Primary Care

  • Family Medicine
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contact Information

OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine

Lindsey Kirkpatrick, Director of Admissions and Recruitment

Maghin Abernathy, Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Loide Wasmund
Office: S-205

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