Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s residential Pre-Medicine program can equip you to become a world-changing doctor. You can graduate with health care experience in Physics, Biology, and Organic Chemistry and Mathematical analysis.

More than this, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education, can truly set you apart to impact the Medical world. ORU offers the opportunity to adapt any major to a pre-med program and appreciates an individuals' need to follow their God-given gifts and abilities in selecting a major.

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders is why the overall acceptance rate for 2015-2016 periods irrespective of the GPA was 58%, while the national acceptance rates are 39% and 33% for MD and DO programs, respectively.

What can I do with a degree from ORU in the Pre-Medicine Program?

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Medical Research
  • Geriatric Health Care
  • Psychiatric Care
  • And More!


What are some of the core experiences of this program?

  • Organic Chemistry/Lab
  • Medical Terminology
  • Human Physiology/Lab
  • Human Anatomy/Lab
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Human Cadaver Dissection
  • Methods in Biotechnology
  • Medical Missions

What makes ORU’s Pre-Med program stand out?

Each year ORU sends out several teams with a distinctive medical mission. Experience medical missions with a body, mind and spirit emphasis. There are also numerous shadowing opportunities available for physician, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, occupational therapist, physical therapist and more.

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Are there scholarships available? 

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship.

Alpha Epsilon Delta is the National Pre-Health Professions Honors Society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in pre-professional health scholarship, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and many others. This society welcomes all engaged in the pursuit of a healthcare career. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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