Student Body Demographics

The diversity of OUM’s student body is impressive, both in its range of professions and the native countries it represents.  The majority of OUM students have many years of experience in the workforce, largely in healthcare professions, but also in the business world.  In short, the OUM student body:

  • averages 43 years of age
  • is 66 % female, 34 % male
  • lives primarily in Australia, Samoa, and the US.
  • has earned many advanced degrees, 60 percent hold Master’s degrees and 6 percent have earned a PhD.
  • OUM now has 22 graduates doing post-graduate training as active doctors in Samoa, Australia and the US.


OUM Student Birth Countries

 Australia    Mexico
 Canada   New Zealand
 Ethiopia   Nigeria 
 Germany   Philippines 
 Ghana   Puerto Rico 
 Hong Kong  Samoa
 India  Sierra Leone
 Iran  Slovenia
 Ireland  South Afrida
 Ivory Coast  St. Vincent
 Jamaica     USA
 Yugoslavia (Former) 
 Korea    Zimbabwe


OUM Student Professions Upon Enrollment

Nurse Practitioner   34%
Registered Nurse  22%
Physician Assistant   7%
Respiratory Therapist  4%
Business  4%
Paramedic/Ambulance Officer   4%
Physical Therapist/Physiotherapist   3%
Social Worker/Counselor   3%
Government Employee       2%
Lab Technician       2%
Podiatrist   2%
Radiographer   1%
Student   2%
Nurse Anesthetist   1%
Geriatric Care   1%
Massage Therapist       1%
Pharmacist    1%
Pilot    1%




While their backgrounds and professions are diverse, their visions are identical.  The school’s flexible distance-learning curriculum is ideal for those individuals who have professional and family commitments but wish to study medicine and become physicians.  

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