The College of Medicine at University of Oklahoma

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

Acceptance is based on GPA, MCAT, letters of evaluation, and personal interview. Emphasis is placed on self-awareness, self-discipline, empathy, personal competence, social competence, and over-all evaluation of character. Non-residents can occupy 25% of class. The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, creed, national origin, age, or handicap.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dotty Shaw Killam
Application fee $65
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
October 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 16 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 2
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered No
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.78
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 9.7 MCAT composite score
10.0 biological
9.7 physical sciences
9.6 verbal reasoning
O writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology/zoology physics
English molecular and cell biology
organic chemistry humanities
inorganic (general) chemistry social sciences

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL N/A

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

family medicine pediatrics
geriatrics rural medicine
internal medicine women’s health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Occasionally
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
professional counseling
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.4:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 912
Part-time faculty 214
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 94
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 3
Full-time faculty in clinical program 818
Part-time faculty in clinical program 211

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $42.3
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 97
Principal investigators (PIs) 67
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants N/A

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Hillcrest Medical Center
OU Medical Center
Saint Francis Hospital
St. John Medical Center
Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The curriculum consists of 2 years of preclinical courses and 2 years of clinical courses. The preclinical curriculum consists of organ systems courses and emphasizes the development of clinical skills and the biomedical sciences fundamental to the practice of medicine. The clinical curriculum provides experiential exposure to patient care across multiple clinical disciplines.

Medical School Ranking

#72 Best Research
#63 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 38
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $42.3
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $46.36

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 58
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 40.2% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.78
MCAT composite score 9.7
Acceptance rate 13.7% – High
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.4:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 656

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 656
In-state students 92.5%
Minority students 19.1%
Underrepresented minority students 5.6%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 9.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Pamela Jordan
Financial aid phone (405) 271-2118

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $19,120 (in-state)
Full-time: $44,816 (out-of-state)
Required fees $4,093
Room and board $20,926
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $153,000

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 88%
Students receiving loans 84%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 33%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology internal medicine – pediatrics
emergency medicine neurology
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 40.2% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 43.8%