Early Assurance

NOTE:  The following Early Assurance Programs are for Michigan State University undergraduate students.

3+4 Program

The 3+4 program is a unique agreement between MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) and MSU Lyman Briggs College. Approved students have the opportunity to join MSUCOM during their final year of undergraduate study and obtain their osteopathic degree in seven years.

When students are accepted into the program they will receive mentorship, specific advising, and leadership development. 


  • Students must be accepted in the Osteopathic Medical Scholars Program (OMSP).
  • It is encouraged that students who are interested in 3+4, be admitted to OMSP prior to starting at MSU.
  • Students must be accepted and pursue a specific major within Lyman Briggs College.
  • Must have at least three remaining semesters

Ideal Applicants will have

  • A deep understanding and passion for osteopathic medicine and the ability to articulate it. 
  • Community oriented goals and perspectives
  • The ability to conduct themselves in a mature and professional manner that will positively represent themselves and MSUCOM.

Drew Osteopath Medical Pathway Program 

Students who are a part of the MSU College of Natural Science Charles Drew Science Scholars and are interested in pursuing a career in medicine have a unique opportunity to participate in a focused and intentional program to build the skills needed to be successful in medical school, while qualifying for conditional admission to MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.


  • Actively participate in the Charles Drew Science Scholars program and complete both Drew seminars.
  • Minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA and 3.25 science GPA
  • Endorsement from Drew advisors after earning 70+ credits
  • Participate in MSUCOM unique PEAK program

For more information on these Early Assurance Programs for Michigan State University undergraduate students, please contact MSUCOM.Pathways@msu.edu.