The Center for Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University Admissions Statistics and Rankings

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.

Scholarship, aptitude, and motivation, academic achievement, evaluations from pre-professional committees and osteopathic physicians, MCAT results, on-campus interview, motivation to be osteopathic physician are factors. Preference to Oklahoma applicants. Qualified minority students actively recruited.

The Center for Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Lindsey Kirkpatrick
Application fee $40
AMCAS application accepted No
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
January 2 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 8
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 3.65
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 8.3 MCAT composite score
8.9 biological
7.7 physical sciences
8.5 verbal reasoning
N writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology physics
biology/zoology molecular and cell biology
English biochemistry
organic chemistry general chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered D.O./Ph.D., D.O./M.B.A., D.O./M.S.
Combined college/M.D. program offered Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program 7
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​www.​healthsciences.​okstate.​edu

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics 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
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.3:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 95
Part-time faculty 621
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 36
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 27
Full-time faculty in clinical program 59
Part-time faculty in clinical program 594

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $0.0
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 4
Principal investigators (PIs) 4
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 4

Teaching Hospitals

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

Hospitals
Integris Southwest Medical Center
Oklahoma State University (OSU) Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Curriculum is student-centered; hands-on experience, problem-based and small group learning. Training in all areas of medicine, also osteopathic manipulation. First year: biomedical sciences; second year: case-based learning and problem solving as it relates to conditions seen in primary care; third and fourth years: clinical rotations in hospitals in urban and rural areas.

Medical School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Research
Rank Not Published Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.5
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $0.0
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $0.00

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.5
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 50.0% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.65
MCAT composite score 8.3
Acceptance rate 15.8% – High
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.3:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 365

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 365
In-state students 88.8%
Minority students 26.0%
Underrepresented minority students 18.1%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 19.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Dana A. Livingston
Financial aid phone (918) 561-1228

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $20,953 (in-state)
Full-time: $40,989 (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,140
Room and board $11,700
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $178,861

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 97%
Students receiving loans 96%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 6%
Students receiving work study 14%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program 71.4%
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs 89.3%
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology orthopaedic surgery
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine surgery – general
obstetrics and gynecology

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 50.0% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 62.0%

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