The Early Careers in Community Medicine (ECCM) program provides highly qualified undergraduate students at The University of Tulsa with a unique opportunity to pursue an early provisional acceptance into the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine program, leading to an M.D. degree.
Students may apply for the ECCM program as early as their senior year in high school. Only five freshmen may enter this prestigious program each year.
To be eligible for the ECCM program, students must meet the application requirements and apply for the TU Presidential Scholarship (see eligibility requirements below). Finalists for the ECCM program will be interviewed by representatives from both TU and OU.
ECCM students may select any major at TU but must receive a minor in one of the following areas considered essential to community medicine: anthropology, sociology, health informatics, biomedical engineering or law, policy and society.
ECCM students must meet or exceed the MCAT and GPA score of the previous year’s entering medical school class in order to be granted provisional acceptance without an interview. Students who do not meet that standard may still be considered through the traditional admission path as delineated by OU College of Medicine.
In order to be admitted to OU College of Medicine, provisionally accepted applicants must meet all academic and professional requirements and standards as defined by the OU-COM policy. They also must submit a completed application through the American Medical College Application Service and meet all deadlines prior to matriculation. Provisionally accepted applicants may matriculate through the Oklahoma City or Tulsa track.
For more information on this transformative program, please contact Elmus Beale, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Medical Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.