Every year the College of Medicine makes over 50 visits to undergraduate programs across Oklahoma in an effort to recruit new students to The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Prospective students can request a college catalog, hear descriptions of the various programs, and visit our College of Medicine website. All of these options provide prospective students with a vast amount of information related to the M.D. program. Approximately 6000 students are contacted each year.
Our current class size is 165 incoming students per year. The Admissions Board is comprised of faculty, volunteer faculty, practicing physicians, and fourth year medical students who make all admissions recommendations. The Oklahoma State Board of Regents for Higher Education mandates that at least 75 percent of an entering class must be Oklahoma residents.
Applicant quality has remained consistently excellent. Over the past ten years, matriculating students have entered medical school with an average grade point of 3.70 and an MCAT average of 9.80. Beyond the academic and experiential qualities, prospective students are assessed on their leadership ability, maturity, self-awareness, self-regulation, social skills, social awareness, and self-motivation.
Of Oklahoma's 3.6 million residents, 8 percent are Native American, 8 percent are African American, and 7.6 percent are Hispanic. Although The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine has no quotas or goals system on numbers of students accepted by ethnicity, every effort is made to identify young students of ethnic and racial groups and to provide summer enrichment programs. These programs are available to help students through their undergraduate years and provide a bridge to medical school. The College is committed to create a diverse class which, we believe, establishes a better educational environment.