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Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Guaranteed Interview Program

The Oklahoma State University – Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSU COM) 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. Two of the criteria OSU emphasizes in addressing candidates for its medical school are their academic readiness and personal characteristics.

OSU utilizes undergraduate coursework and the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) to access academic readiness and it uses the interview process to gauge personal characteristics.

How does the Guaranteed Interview Program Work?

The Guaranteed Interview (GI) Program provides prospective students from partner universities in Oklahoma with a clear path to earn an interview to OSU COM. Each university requires that students complete the prerequisite courses as well as meet the academic requirements outlined by their specific institution.

What is the Benefit to Applying for the Guaranteed Interview Program?

Prospective students that have met the requisite criteria for admission will be guaranteed an invitation to interview with the OSU COM Admissions Committee.

Who Should Apply to the Guaranteed Interview Program?

  • Full-time student since matriculation at partner university;*
  • 3.5 grade point average or better overall grade point average (GPA);
  • 3.5 GPA or better science GPA;*
  • Earn at least a B- in all prerequisite courses;*
  • Score at least a 498 on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT); and
  • First time applicant to apply to the GI Program.

*Applicable to students at OSU, ORU and UCO only.

Students enrolled in the Southwestern Master of Education Program for Biomedical Science and Microbiology must complete a minimum of (13) semester hours of required BIOL/CHEM courses and fulfill the minimum required graduate coursework in the SWOSU Master Program.

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.

Applicants should follow the recommended steps:

Meet with an OSU-COM Recruiter and your Pre-Health Advisor to discuss qualifications about the GI Program.
Complete academic requirements for the GI Program established for their institution.
Complete the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) application by February 28th;
Submit a supplemental application to OSU-COM by March 30th. Check the appropriate box on the supplemental application to indicate requirements for the GI Program have been met.
Receive an invitation for an interview with OSU-COM Admissions Committee.

Applicants will be notified of their Admissions status by May 1st. 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 GI Program for one application cycle.

Partner Universities Offering the Guaranteed Interview Program

OSU-COM offers the Guaranteed Interview Program at the following four partner universities in Oklahoma:

*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 visit www.medicine.okstate.edu or contact OSU-COM.

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Testimonials

Codi Demere

“My entire undergraduate career was spent working towards applying and attending medical school. OSU-COM provides an incredible admissions opportunity to apply for medical school. The Guaranteed Interview Program allowed me to understand the academic qualifications that I was expected to meet, and guaranteed that if I met them, I would be invited for an interview to OSU-COM.”

Caleb Jones

“I applied for the Guaranteed Interview Program because it made the application process less stressful. I knew exactly what I needed to accomplish to receive an invitation for an interview to OSU COM. There was no need to worry about the uncertainty that usually accompanies the application process. This allowed me to focus on truly prepare myself to do well in medical school.”

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