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OUSCM-RSU Medscholars Post-Baccalareate Program

Program Mission Statement: 

The OUSCM-RSU MedScholars Post-Baccalaureate Program aims to increase the pathway opportunities for those from groups historically underrepresented, medically underserved and rural populations. Increasing the diversity of the physician workforce is a key part of our strategy to achieve equitable health outcomes for all Oklahomans.

Program Overview: 

The MedScholars post-baccalaureate program is for pre-medical students who need additional academic support in order to have a successful medical school application. Admitted students will benefit from the resources at Rogers State University and the OU-TU School of Community Medicine that will enhance their medical school application and develop the necessary academic skills needed to manage the rigors of a medical school curriculum.

MedScholar Tracks: 

Traditional Track (projected start June 2023): This eighteen-month program provides students with additional preparation for admission into professional degree programs in medicine. However, it is not meant to fulfill the prerequisite course requirements for professional schools. This program will support students who need more time in order to prepare for the MCAT and take and complete coursework during the 18-month period.  Students in this cycle can expect to apply to medical school after the 18th month cycle is completed.  *This application cycle has closed 

Intensive Track (starting January 2024): This eighteen-month program provides students with additional preparation for admission into professional degree programs in medicine. However, it is not meant to fulfill the prerequisite course requirements for professional schools. Students on this track will retake the MCAT and apply to medical school during the program.  They will complete an application cycle during the 18-month curriculum.  *This application cycle is open

Program Highlights: 

  • Upper-level science courses in a small-classroom setting
  • Small cohort size for intensive support and resources
  • Mentorship program between students and Tulsa physicians
  • MCAT Test Preparation stipend
  • Medical school application and interview preparation support
  • RSU Tuition Stipend and Living Stipend 
  • Research and internship opportunities

Coursework: 

The coursework in this program will be hosted by Rogers State University in Claremore, Oklahoma. Students participating in this program will be Rogers State University students. Please email emily-gotcher@ouhsc.edu for details.

Students will also be required to participate in workshops which may include the following topics: 

  • Health Equity 
  • Clinical Skills
  • Mentorship/Application Preparation
  • OU-TU School of Community Medicine‚Äôs Summer Institute
  • Professionalism
  • MCAT/Application/Academic Excellence
  • Mock Interviews 

Program Costs and Financial Assistance: 

Students participating in the MedScholars program will receive a living stipend provided they meet the requirements of the program. The purpose of the living stipend is to reduce financial burdens and remove barriers of relocating to the Tulsa area for access to this program. The living stipend is to help alleviate the financial strain students might feel while participating in this program between the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa campus and Rogers State University.   

Admission Requirements  

The list below represents the required criteria for consideration for admission. All applications will receive a holistic review. Having met the minimum GPA and test scores standards does not guarantee admission. 

  • Completion of OU COM premedical requirements
  • Minimum BCPM (Science) GPA of 2.70

Application

To apply to the OUSCM-RSU MedScholars program, you must submit this online application

In addition to submitting the online application, you must send all official transcripts to Emily Gotcher at emily-gotcher@ouhsc.edu

Important Deadlines

  • Application Opens May 1, 2023 
  • Intensive Track (starting in January 2024) Application Deadline August 1, 2023
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis based on the number of seats available

For More Information 

Contact: emily-gotcher@ouhsc.edu