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ORU Health Professions Office. University-wide office for all HP students Advisors: Dr. Lois Ablin , Assoc. Prof. of Chemistry GC3A25 ( lablin@oru.edu , x6926); Dr. Hal Reed, Professor of Biology GC1B18 ( hreed@oru.edu x6945)

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Oru health professions office
ORU Health Professions Office

  • University-wide office for all HP students

  • Advisors: Dr. Lois Ablin, Assoc. Prof. of Chemistry GC3A25 (lablin@oru.edu, x6926);

    Dr. Hal Reed, Professor of Biology GC1B18 (hreed@oru.edu x6945)

  • Admin. Asst. Marcia Matthews (Biology floor GC1B20, x6930, mmatthews@oru.edu)

  • HP Advisors office Biology floor GC1B26

Oru health professions office1
ORU Health Professions Office

  • Counsel, advise, course selection, HP program selection, application process, preparation for standardized testing, encourage extracurricular medical experiences, mock interviews, write letters of recommendation, etc.

Oru health professions office2
ORU Health Professions Office

Drs. Ablin and Reed have posted office hours to advise HP students. Come see us!!

Group Advisement is Monday Oct. 5th

Prehealth Seminar class next spring?

Php 100 pre health professions seminar
PHP 100—Pre-Health Professions Seminar

  • 1 Credit Hour Spring 2010


    This introductory course provides guidance for all students planning to seek admission to health professions schools such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, pharmacy, and physical therapy.  The course is graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, earns one credit hour, and is especially designed for prehealth students to take early in their academic career (e.g. incoming freshman and transfer) and only once during their undergraduate program.  Class meets for one hour per week and is taught in both the fall and spring terms.

    Baffi-Dugan, C and RE Cannon. 2007. Health Professions Admission Guide: Strategy for Success. 7th edition.

    National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions.

Oru health professions evaluations
ORU Health Professions Evaluations

  • Personal characteristics of HP students evaluated by instructors from Intro. Biol., Gen. Chem., Organic Chem., Physics, upper division sciences, English, psychology and major departments which are then used to write a “weighted” committee (composite) letter.


Minimum 90 college hours (usually degree completed):

1 semester General Zoology/Biology (including lab)

2 semesters General Chemistry

2 semesters Organic Chemistry

2 semesters Physics

3 semesters English --new

1 semester Histology, Genetics, Embryology, Cell Biology or Comparative Anatomy

3 semesters Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Humanities, and/or Foreign Language

Check recommended courses
Check Recommended courses


Human Anatomy and Physiology


Upper division biology and science courses

Minimum requirements
Minimum Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or hold a permanent visa

  • GPA average of 3.0 or better

  • Letter grade of C or better required in prerequisite courses

  • We will accept Pass/Fail grading, advanced placement, & CLEP courses if a higher course is taken for a grade

  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) average score of 7.0 or better

Minimum requirements but who gets accepted
Minimum Requirements…but who gets accepted?

  • U.S. citizen or hold a permanent visa

  • GPA average of 3.0 or better 3.7+

  • Letter grade of C or better required in prerequisite courses

  • We will accept Pass/Fail grading, advanced placement, & CLEP courses if a higher course is taken for a grade

  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) average score of 7.0 or better 9.4+

The medical college admission test mcat
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

  • Standardized, multiple-choice examination assesses problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.

  • Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences, and Biological Sciences sections scored from 1-15

  • Writing Sample

Application timeline
Application Timeline

Jan-July Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

May Begin American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)

Oct 15 AMCAS Deadline (4-6 weeks to process)

October Interviews Begin (Complete in Sept)

Nov 1 Supplemental Deadline

November Interviews

February Interviews & Final Adm Board Meeting

August Class Begins

Junior Year

Senior Year

Counseling tips
Counseling Tips

  • Join the Pre-Med/Pre-Health Club

  • Select a Major of Interest (50% non-science majors!)

  • Prioritize Academics

  • Gain Health Care Experience

  • Volunteer Time

  • Become Involved on Campus

Selection criteria for interview
Selection criteria for interview

  • Combine MCAT and GPA for interview selection

  • GPA (4.0 max) x 3.75 + Average MCAT (15 max); sum divided by 2. Select the top 300 scores for the interview.

  • Higher criteria for nonresidents

Majors in class of 2013 39
Majors in Class of 2013 (39)

Choose major of interest!

Schools represented in class of 2013 44
Schools Represented in Class of 2013 (44)

Baylor University Northeastern State Univ Texas Christian Univ

Brigham Young Univ Oklahoma Baptist Univ University of Arkansas

Cameron University Oklahoma Christian Univ University of California

DePauw University Oklahoma State Univ Univ of Central Oklahoma

Drury University Oral Roberts University University of Miami

Emory University Ouachita Baptist Univ University of Michigan

Harding University Pittsburg State Univ University of Notre Dame

Harvard University Rice University University of Oklahoma

Hendrix College Saint Louis University of Rochester

Hope College Southern Methodist Univ Univ of Saint Thomas

Illinois College Southern Nazarene Univ University of The South

Indiana University Southwestern Okla State University of Tulsa

Iowa State University Syracuse University University of Washington

John Brown University Taylor University-Upland Yale University

Lewis And Clark College Texas A & M University

What s new
What’s New

2009 – 2010

Separate School of Community Health interviews

AMCAS Letters

  • Enables medical schools to receive all letters electronically via AMCAS

  • Enables applicants to have their authors send all letters to AMCAS (for participating schools) rather than to each school.

    This service is included in the AMCAS application fee.

Semi blind interview process
Semi-blind Interview Process

  • Still a 3 member interview team and about an hour, but divided into 2 parts:

  • 1.“Semi-blind” portion of interview is conducted to assess communication, inter- personal skills, etc. No academic review.

  • 2. Student dismissed

  • 3. Interview team will review academics and then proceed with 2nd academic interview. Chance to answer questions/discuss academic history, MCAT, etc.