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Oklahoma 3 + 1 Program

Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

The 3 + 1 Program is a scholarship and accelerated degree program for undergraduate students in Oklahoma that have decided to become physicians, are interested in practicing primary care medicine in rural Oklahoma, and would like to accomplish this goal in 7 years rather than the customary 8.

How the program works:

  • Students spend their first 3 years of undergraduate studies in pursuit of their bachelor's degree at a partner university listed at the bottom of the program website.
  • In the fourth year, students matriculate to Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSU-COM) to start the first year of medical school.
  • After successful completion of the first year of medical school, students are awarded a bachelor's degree from the partner university.
  • After year 4 of medical school, students receive their doctor of osteopathic medicine degree.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Oklahoma resident
  • Full-time student at a partner university at the time of application
  • Desire to practice primary care medicine in rural Oklahoma
  • 3.5 or better overall grade point average with a 3.5 or better in science courses
  • 50 hours of health-related experience by the time of application
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

3 + 1 students qualify for scholarship opportunities if they choose to complete their training in the Rural Medical Track or Tribal Nations Medical Track.

Other program benefits are described on the program website.

Application process

Interested students should schedule a meeting with their college advisor or with an OSU-COM recruiter as early as possible to learn more about entry into the 3+1 Program. Undergraduate students at partner universities should apply during the spring semester of their sophomore year. Follow the steps listed on the program website for the appropriate partner university.

Tagged as
Health workforce pipeline · Physicians · Primary care · Scholarships for health careers · Oklahoma

Organizations (1)

  • Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health, view details

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