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

The Road to Medical School

Freshman Year
  • Meet with the Pre-med Advisor at undergraduate college.
  • Review OSU-COM viewbook for overview of OSU-CHS admissions policies and procedures.
  • Explore 3+1 Program to determine interest, eligibility, and requirements (if offered at your university).
  • Take English and Biology or Chemistry.
  • Explore Rural Medical Track to learn more and determine interest (specifically for students that are interested in rural practice).
Freshman to Junior Years
  • Contact OSU-COM Recruitment to introduce yourself, schedule a tour, coordinate shadowing opportunities.
  • Complete all prerequisites.
  • Target a 3.5 overall GPA and 3.5 science GPA to be competitive.
  • Engage in health career exploration, including shadowing and employment.
  • Develop a relationship with a D.O. physician who can write a letter of recommendation.
  • Engage in service activities to develop social skills and leadership.
  • Participate in OSU recruitment events.
  • Take the (MCAT) during the spring of your junior year.
  • If applicable, meet with our Pre-Health Advisor to schedule meeting with Pre-Health Committee.
  • Explore the Guaranteed Interview Program to determine eligibility and requirements
Senior Year
  • Contact OSU-COM Admissions to develop a relationship and seek guidance on being as competitive as possible.
  • Explore the Bridge Program to learn about the program and determine eligibility.
  • Attend a Pre-Admission workshop to learn how to navigate the admissions process.
  • Prepare American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) application.
  • Prepare secondary application for OSU-COM.
  • Submit letters of recommendation.
  • If invited, participate in an on-campus interview.
  • Contact OSU-COM Financial Aid for guidance on applying for scholarships and financial aid.
  • Prepare secondary application for OSU-COM
    • Did you check 3+1 Program? (if offered at your university)
    • Did you check Guaranteed Interview Program? (if offered at your university)
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