The OsteoCHAMPS program was established in 2000 to foster health career interests among disadvantaged Michigan high school students and to help them achieve their career goals by providing:

  • Greater academic preparation and competitiveness for higher education
  • Lifelong learning and problem-solving skills
  • Development of individual responsibility, appreciation for diversity, and teamwork
  • Tools needed to set worthy goals toward attaining health care careers

As of 2023, more than 1,000 high school juniors and seniors have successfully completed the OsteoCHAMPS program. Following high school graduation, many of these program alums have advanced to universities and colleges around the country in a wide range of degree programs, including biomedical sciences, human biology, kinesiology, nursing, neuroscience, osteopathic medicine and Physician Assistant.

Program Summary

  • Eight day residential experience on the Michigan State University campus
  • Program takes place from June 22 to June 29, 2024.
  • Academic Curriculum
    • Anatomy
    • Biochemistry
    • Medical research project
    • Writing
  • Extracurricular Activities
    • Ice Skating
    • Other athletic activities
  • Experiential learning
    • Clinical skills
    • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Student Resources
    • MSU Admissions Office and College of Osteopathic Medicine admissions office
    • MSU PA Medicine Program
    • Osteopathic Medical Scholars Program
    • Learning and Assessment Center
    • MSU Extension
    • Undergraduate MSU students
    • College of Osteopathic Medicine students

Year-Round Support

The OsteoCHAMPS staff keeps in contact with all students who have participated in the summer program. We also seek to follow OsteoCHAMPS alumni as they progress through college, whether its MSU or another institution of higher learning. We also aim to serve as a year-round resource to our alums, providing guidance and tools to enhance academic success and career development.


At the time of application, the candidate must:

  • Be a high school sophomore or junior
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (unofficial transcript submission)
  • Demonstrate interest in the health care field by completing the application essays
  • Have a letter of recommendation
  • Complete the application


The cost to attend OsteoCHAMPS is $1000. MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine offers several scholarships up to the full cost of tuition for candidates who express interest in a scholarship. If interested in applying for a scholarship, please indicate so on the application and complete the leadership essay.


Application closed.


For more information about the Future DOcs programs please contact Ashley Carmichael at carmic37@msu.edu.