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

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

Maghin Abernathy, Director of Recruitment

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Loide Wasmund
Office: S-205

SEOSU Early Admissions Program Brochure (PDF download)

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