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.
- Family Medicine
- General Internal Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lindsey Kirkpatrick, Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Maghin Abernathy, Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator
Southeastern Oklahoma State University