Established in 1900 the University of Oklahoma
College of Medicine combined with Epworth Medical
College in 1910. The College of Medicine is one of 7
colleges belonging to the Health Sciences Center. The
other schools are the colleges of Dentistry, Nursing,
Pharmacy, Public Health, Allied Health, and the
Graduate College. The College of Medicine offers programs in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. In Oklahoma City
it is situated on the 200-acre Oklahoma Health Center.
4-year. First and second years: Each of these years is 36
weeks. The program provides an integrated overview of
the basic sciences and is accented by clinical correlation
demonstrations. Patient contact begins in the first year in
a wide variety of settings, including physicians’ private
offices. Interdepartmental courses in clinical medicine
are offered. Third and fourth years: These make up a 23monthcontinuum;10monthsinthethirdyeararedevoted
to required clerkships in major clinical specialties; 5
months in the fourth year are devoted to required internships in major clinical specialties. Six months must be
utilized for elective coursework.
Minority admissions: The university seeks to identify
and recruit underrepresented minorities, and applicants
from this group or candidates with a disadvantaged
background are encouraged to apply. Other degree programs: The university offers an MD-PhD degree.
Requirements include 3 semesters of English; 1
semester of general zoology with lab; 1 semester (any
one) of cell biology, histology, embryology, genetics,
or comparative anatomy; 3 semesters (any combination) of anthropology, psychology, sociology,
philosophy, humanities, or foreign language; 2 semesters of physics; 2 semesters of general chemistry; and
2 semesters of organic chemistry. Strong preference
is given to residents. Nonresidents can make up no
more than 15% of each class. Acceptance is based on
the applicant’s GPA, MCAT scores, recommendations, and interview. Emphasis is placed on health
care experience, maturity, commitment, and community service. Transfer and advanced standing:
Applicants from other medical schools may be admitted with advanced standing.
The letter grading system is used. All courses must be
completed with a grade of C or better (D or better in
courses of fewer than 30 clock hours). Students are
required to take and pass Step 1 of the USMLE prior to
beginning third-year clinical rotations. Step 2 must be
taken to record a score.
Teaching: The college is located on the university’s
Oklahoma City and Tulsa campuses. Basic sciences
are taught in Oklahoma City. Clinical teaching takes
place at 5 hospitals and numerous clinics located on
campus and at 14 affiliated hospitals. In the beginning
of the third year, 25% of the class may transfer to the
Tulsa campus. Library: The Health Sciences Library
in Oklahoma City contains more than 156,000 books,
journals, and audiovisual material. Housing: The
Oklahoma campus has 86 units.