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    What's the status of OUM these days?

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    Azskeptic,

    I see that Oceania University of Medicine has passed accreditation by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities, and is now recognized by both Australia and New Zealand. I know some of its students have been accepted into US residency programs. Have the US State Med Boards softened their position at all, despite the online component in OUM's curriculum? Have any graduates attempted applying for lenses in the US yet?

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    What's the status of OUM these days?

    Anybody out there have any knowledge about this?

    I have a son who is interested in this school so I spent a lot of time reading through old posts, but am having trouble finding anything recent other than off their own website which I don't necessarily trust.

    Azskeptic, it seems you were tracking this school a few yrs back - I would be very interested to hear your opinion at this point in time. My main concern is his being able to be licensed. Does it make a difference that OUM is now accredited in its own neck of the woods? Thanks!

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    Oum

    If your son wants to practice in the US I'd suggest asking the medical board where he wants to practice what they think. You are wise to check more...I was concerned earlier and still concerned on much of what I read/see.

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    Anybody out there have any knowledge about this?

    I have a son who is interested in this school so I spent a lot of time reading through old posts, but am having trouble finding anything recent other than off their own website which I don't necessarily trust.

    Azskeptic, it seems you were tracking this school a few yrs back - I would be very interested to hear your opinion at this point in time. My main concern is his being able to be licensed. Does it make a difference that OUM is now accredited in its own neck of the woods? Thanks!
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    What's the status of OUM these days

    Azskeptic, thanks so much for responding.

    I phoned the state medical board where he hopes to work, and they were surprisingly vague. They use a company to check your medical school credentials, but according to them it is basically to check that you were a bona fide student of the school and actually graduated. When I asked what their policy is towards a significant online basic science component, the staff person got vague and finally said she didn't think that they check for that.

    I feel concerned about clinicals too, as it seems OUM students basically have to set these up for themselves. Isn't the school supposed to have some sort of affiliation with the clinical site provider for them to count towards licensure?

    Thanks

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    Hi,
    good that oum has accreditation from an agency. but, i just saw a writing from a local paper in samoa that seems at odds with their recent success. it looks like major changes are taking pace there, but am not sure what it is about. Does any body else know?

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