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What is pre-med?

Pre-med at Oklahoma State is a statement of intent that demonstrates an interest in exploring a professional education in a health care related field after completing studies at OSU. These fields range from medical school and other professional schools such as physician assistant, dentistry, athletic training and forensic science to health care administration and many others. 

Why pre-med at OSU?

OSU's pre-med resources help students develop into holistically prepared candidates, provide guidance about the admissions process and help connect students with peers and professional organizations to get involved and learn more about opportunities in health care fields. 

Career paths

Major choices with a pre-med option provide students with numerous professional opportunities, whether in health care or many other fields. Possible career opportunities could include: 


Student Success

"As an undergraduate, I was able to focus my time and efforts into school and explore interests that I felt passionate about without worrying about whether or not it would be enough for me to get into medical school. It has also offered me an immense amount of reassurance. I was given such a wonderful opportunity that was very motivating. OSU-COM has provided a place for me to grow in many aspects of my life that would never have been possible at another medical school. The faculty and my friends have made this journey a million times easier to be successful." - Haley Riley, OSU undergraduate

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Guaranteed Interview Program

OSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine works to produce physicians for Oklahoma, and with this goal in mind, seeks to attract the brightest medical school applicants in the country. With the Guaranteed Interview Program, prospective students from partner universities in Oklahoma can earn an interview with the College of Osteopathic Medicine by completing academic requirements outlined at their respective institutions. Learn more about our program.


Pre-Professional Support

We’re here to holistically educate and counsel you while you build toward your future in any health care field. Our Pre-Professional Health & Law Support Services office can help you explore your career options, connect with your profession and prepare for your journey ahead. Our team can also provide support as you apply to professional school.

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Find a specialized program tailored to your goals 

At OSU you can prepare for entry into a professional health field from any academic majors by working with your advisors. Some academic studies allow a more direct path, incorporating many prerequisite courses into your regular studies; these options may allow you to choose a specific area of interest and still prepare for a future health care professional career. View the list and explore these options below.


Education for a career in health care

No one major is a better fit for a future health care career, and we encourage degree selection based on individual interests, talents and skills. Students may apply to their professional health care program(s) of choice from any major at OSU as long as they have completed required coursework for the program's application process.



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