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Requirements for Application

Requirements for Application to the College of Medicine

Following are the minimum requirements to apply to the College of Medicine:

  1. U.S. citizen or hold a permanent visa at the time of application.

  2. GPA of 3.0 or better.

  3. Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) average score of 492 or better.

  4. Letters of Recommendation: One letter from the Premedical Advisory Committee and one from a faculty member or three letters from faculty members.

  5. A letter grade of C or better is required in prerequisite courses. Pass/Fail grading, advanced placement, and CLEP courses are accepted if a higher course is taken for a grade.

  6. An application fee of $85.00 (non-refundable).

  7. Minimum of 90 college hours, to include verification of the following courses (to be completed by matriculation):

  8. 1 semester
    1 semester
    2 semesters
    2 semesters
    2 semesters
    3 semesters
    2 semesters

        General Zoology/Biology with Laboratory
    Genetics, Cellular Biology, or Molecular Biology (your choice)
    General Chemistry
    Organic Chemistry
    Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, or Humanities (any combination)

    Pass/Fail grading, advanced placement and CLEP courses are accepted if a subsequent higher course is taken for a grade.

    In addition, it is recommended applicants take the following courses:

    1 semester
    1 semester


    A writing-intensive English course*

    * A writing-intensive course should include instructional objectives and graded assignments that are designed to enhance college-level writing skills.

Requirements for Application to the M.D./Ph.D. Program

In addition to meeting the requirements for admission to the College of Medicine, M.D./Ph.D. applicants must also meet these requirements, which includes those of the Graduate College-Admissions:

  1. Acceptance into the College of Medicine.

  2. Completed baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college.

  3. Show a minimum of two summers or one year of research experience.

  4. Three letters of recommendation from faculty who can attest to research skills and experience (these letters of recommendation may be separate from and in addition to the letters of recommendation required of the College of Medicine).

  5. Completed OUHSC M.D./Ph.D. Program Application. The application form is online at https://apps.ouhsc.edu/admissions/

The M.D./Ph.D. applications are screened by the program directors, who may request assistance from the Advisory Council. Staff will coordinate College of Medicine interviews and the M.D./Ph.D. Program interviews.


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M.D./Ph.D. Program
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