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Michigan State University

The college is dedicated to addressing the ever-growing public demand for physicians who can provide comprehensive and continuing health care to all members of the family. While the educational program of the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is geared primarily to the training of primary medicine physicians, the curriculum and educational programs are designed also to meet the continuing need for medical specialists and teacher-investigators. Traditionally, osteopathic education seeks to prepare physicians who are especially concerned with maintaining continuing personal relationships with patients and their families, and optimum interaction with the community environmental patterns. This emphasis is reflected in the nature of the curriculum and particularly reinforced during clinical clerkship rotations through a variety of clinical disciplines in both hospital and non-hospital settings.

For more information, visit the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine website.

Admission to MSUCOM requires competitive undergraduate grade point averages, MCAT scores, application to AACOMAS, transcripts, evidence of significant volunteerism and other requirements. Virtually all applicants hold at least a bachelor's degree. Pre-admissions counseling is highly recommended, as is planning for medical school as early as possible. For full up-to-date information see Admissions or call 517.353.7740 to schedule an advising appointment in Macomb, Detroit or East Lansing.

Information on registration is provided directly to students who are offered admission. College of Osteopathic Medicine courses are not available to students who are not enrolled at MSUCOM.

As of July 2009, the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine is conducting courses at three sites: in East Lansing on the MSU campus, at the Detroit Medical Center downtown, and at the Macomb University Center. Associate Dean Kari Hortos, D.O., leads the Macomb site. MSUCOM has consistently ranked in the top 10% of all medical schools in the nation for its primary care education.


Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)

Michigan State University
College of Osteopathic Medicine

Office: UC4, Room 117
Phone: 586.263.6731

Anne Snyder,
Admissions Counselor