Facts and Figures

Medical Education

Approximately 300 students graduate each year as part of MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine's mission to produce primary care physicians for the state.

46% of graduates from the Class of 2024 are entering primary care.

The college enrolls approximately 1,200 students statewide. Each year, 400 first- and second-year students are taking classes in East Lansing, and about 100 each at the Detroit Medical Center and Macomb University Center. Approximately 600 third- and fourth-year students are in clinical rotations at partner hospitals across the state.

Of our 2023 academic year entering class, 70% are Michigan residents from communities ranging from Detroit and West Michigan to the Upper Peninsula. Our students come from across the United States and from around the globe.

Of our 2023 academic year entering class, 10% of the class are from groups underrepresented in medicine, 40% are persons of color, 21% are first generation college students and 19% are non-traditional students.

7,656 persons applied for admission to the 2023 academic year class.

To provide high quality pre- and post-doctoral osteopathic medical education, the college collaborates with 22 hospitals and 3 federally qualified health centers throughout our Statewide Campus System, or SCS.

Match rate for the Class of 2024 was 99.6%. Our military student match rate was 100%.  Our international student match rate was 100%.

Our third- and fourth-year students complete their clinical rotations across a network of 22 base hospitals, with hundreds of adjunct faculty and supervising clinicians.

In 2023, approximately 1,900 physicians-in-training across 20 specialties were enrolled in 256 SCS residency and fellowship events. From the Class of 2024, 44% entered SCS programs, and the college has the highest ratio of graduates to available graduate medical education slots among all osteopathic schools.


Our DO-PhD program has 36 students enrolled in the 2023/2024 academic year. These are elite students who spend seven to eight years in both programs simultaneously and conduct basic science or social science research as part of their curriculum. After graduation, these physician-scientists bridge the gap between basic science, engineering, or social science and clinical practice in medical schools, universities or major medical research centers. To date, the DO-PhD program has produced 76 dual-degree graduates.

MSUCOM has a highly distinguished cadre of researchers among its faculty, including three professors who hold endowed chairs, and five MSU University Distinguished Professors. MSUCOM receives more funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other osteopathic college -– a testament to the quality of our research.


Our faculty is the largest single provider of pediatric care to underserved children in the Lansing area, and provides services at the Ingham County Health Department and at clinics serving the homeless, persons with substance abuse problems and the indigent.


More than two-thirds of our graduates stay in the state to practice patient-centered care in almost all of Michigan’s 83 counties, and half practice primary care.