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Guaranteed Interview Program

The OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is committed to producing physicians for the state of Oklahoma. In doing so, OSU seeks to attract the brightest medical school applicants in the country.


  • How Does the Guaranteed Interview Program Work?

    The Guaranteed Interview Program provides prospective students from partner universities in Oklahoma with a clear path to earn an interview with the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Each university requires that students complete the academic requirements outlined by their specific institution.

     

    Prospective students that have met the criteria for admission will be guaranteed an invitation to interview with the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine admissions committee.

  • Who Should Apply to the Guaranteed Interview Program?
    • Full-time student since matriculation at partner university*
    • 3.5 or better grade point average (GPA)
    • Complete the academic requirements outlined by each partner university**
    • Score a minimum of 502 on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
    • First time applicant to apply to the Guaranteed Interview Program
    • Applicants must have at least 500 hours in a health-related setting at the time of application

    **A comprehensive list of academic requirements for each partner university is listed below.  Criteria may change from time to time as determined by the partner university.

     

    What is considered health related experience?

    Healthcare experience is defined by the AAMC and AACOMAS as:
    Both paid and unpaid work in a health-related field where you are not directly responsible for a patient's care but may still have patient interaction; for example, filling prescriptions, performing clerical work, delivering patient food, cleaning patients and/or their rooms, administering food or medication, taking vitals or other record keeping information, working as a scribe, CNA (depending on job description), medical assistant, etc.

     

    For more information, click on the links to learn more about tips for finding Health Care-related Volunteer Opportunities and Shadowing a Doctor.

  • How Does the Guaranteed Interview Program Admissions Process Work?

    Qualified applicants should apply for the guaranteed interview program during their final year or within six months following graduation from a partner university.

    The application process is as follows:

    • Meet with OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and your Pre-Health Advisor to discuss qualifications about the program
    • Complete academic requirements for the Guaranteed Interview Program established by their institution
    • Complete the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) application by February 28
    • Submit a secondary/supplemental application to OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine by March 30. Check the appropriate box on the supplemental application to indicate requirements for the Guaranteed Interview Program have been met
    • Receive an invitation for an interview with OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine admissions committee
    • Applicants will either be accepted for admission or will be invited to apply for admission during the following application cycle as a traditional applicant
    • Applicants may only qualify for the Guaranteed Interview Program for one application cycle
  • Partner Universities and Academic Requirements

    Criteria may change from time to time as determined by the partner university. For a comprehensive list of program requirements for each partner university, please contact out admission team. 

     

    Cameron University

    Mike Husak, Ph.D.
    Chair, Department of Agriculture, Biology and Health Sciences
    michaelh@cameron.edu 
    580-581-2374

    View Agreement

     

    Mid-America Christian University

    Harold Kihega, Ph.D.

    Chair, Biology Department

    harold.kihega@macu.edu

    405-692-3143

    View Agreement

     

    Northeastern State University

    Dr. Hector Gonzalez
    Executive Director, Pre-Health Advisor
    gonzaleh@nsuok.edu
    918-444-3819

    View Agreement

     

    Northwestern Oklahoma State University

    Dr. Jennifer Sattler

    Chair, Department of Natural Sciences

    jasattler@nwosu.edu

    580-327-8568

    View Agreement

     

    Oral Roberts University

    Hal Reed, Ph.D.
    Professor of Biology/Pre-Health Advisor
    hreed@oru.edu
    918-495-6945

    View Agreement

     

    Oklahoma State University

    Jessica Bullock, M.S.
    Director, Pre-Professional Academic Support Services
    jessica.priddy@okstate.edu
    405-744-9965

    Visit Pre-Professional Academic Support Services for more information 

    View Agreement

     

    Southeastern Oklahoma State University

    Dr. Diane Dixon
    Chair/Professor, Biological Sciences
    ddixon@se.edu
    580-745-2024

    View Agreement

     

    Southwestern Oklahoma State University

    Sue Ball
    Instructor, Pre-Medical Advisor
    sue.ball@swosu.edu
    (580) 774-3085

    View Agreement - Undergrad

    View Agreement - Masters

     

    University of Central Oklahoma

    Dr. Caroline Bentley
    Associate Professor, Health Professions Advisor
    cbentley3@uco.edu
    (405) 974-5733

    View Agreement

     

    Oklahoma City University 

    Helen M. Gaudin, Ph.D. 

    Associate Dean and Professor of Biology 

    hgaudin@okcu.edu 

    405-208-5830 

    View Agreement

 

Student Testimonials

Dawsyn Smith“The process of applying to medical school can be extremely stressful. I am thankful that OSU partnered with my undergraduate university to offer the Guaranteed Interview program. It allowed me to take a deep breath and focus on my undergraduate studies while relieving some of the stress that comes with the application process. This program gave me the confidence I needed to finish my undergraduate studies strong. OSU-COM was my top choice, and this program improved my chances of accepting a seat for the class of 2026." - Dawsyn Smith, NSU Undergrad

 

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