Why MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine?


Opportunity and COMmunity

One campus, three sites. Future physicians may do their first two years of preclerkship training at one of three sites – on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and at the Macomb University Cente3-sites.pngr in Clinton Township. And you’ll be a part of the second-largest medical training system in the U.S.

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine provides flexibility and opportunity for training in all areas of modern clinical care. Thirty-three hospitals and six federally qualified health centers are part of the Statewide Campus System (SCS) where third- and fourth-year students take clinical rotations. MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine offers the highest ratio of graduates to available graduate medical education slots among all osteopathic schools. Graduates obtain residency both in Michigan and across the U.S.

Extraordinary Outcomes

Create your medical career the way you see it. The college's match results are consistently strong, reflecting a diversity of outcomes as well as broad impact at the state and national levels. MSUCOM has graduated over 7,800 DO physicians. Our alumni serve patients in communities across Michigan, the United States and internationally.

99.6% Match Rate for the Class of 2024

Out of 272 August/December/May graduates, 271 matched, for a 99.6% match rate. One hundred and eighteen (44%) matched graduates will train in a MSUCOM Statewide Campus System residency program, and one hundred and twenty-six (46%) will train in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Two hundred and six (76%) matched graduates are staying in Michigan for residency training. Eight (100%) military students received residency training positions through the military. Five (100%) international students received residency training positions in the U.S.


Supporting Your Journey

Medical school is incredibly rewarding, but it’s also stressful. We recognize that anyone can experience personal and professional challenges, and the college is fully committed to the physical, mental and emotional health of all students. Wellness and Counseling services are available at all three sites. Academic and Career Advising supports the continuum of student success from orientation to graduation.

You Belong Here

You will have numerous chances to explore specialties, interact with faculty and clinicians, and ignite your passion to practice medicine. And we’ll be here to support your journey with career guidance, academic counseling, research opportunities and student organizations.

  • With over 30 active student organizations to choose from, you are sure to find one that inspires you.
  • Our clinical outreach initiatives, such as the street medicine programs, enable a practical learning environment, bridging concepts presented during the pre-clerkship curriculum with real-world clinical exposure. Student-doctors also have the opportunity to expand their training, developing skills fundamental to the osteopathic physician-patient interaction, while listening to and providing care for those most in need.
  • Our faculty and alumni are transforming healthcare on five continents. As part of the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, you may take elective courses through our partnership with the MSU Institute for Global Health and get involved in clinical care in places like Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Israel, Korea, Mexico, Nepal, and Peru. International rotations are also available to fourth year COM students.
  • Become a physician-scientist in the nation’s oldest and largest D.O.-Ph.D. Program. Research is an important component of medicine. Alumni from this program have gone on to work in a variety of roles and find careers in medical colleges, universities or major medical research centers.


Your White Coat is Waiting

Welcome to your future. Take the first step to an extraordinary life of serving people, healing others and leading within your community. MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine has been welcoming bright and talented people who want to make a difference in the world for 50 years.

Wherever your training and passion lead you in the future, you’ve picked the perfect place to begin your work.


The Office of Admissions hosts informational webinars throughout the year, covering a range of topics, including the educational programs of the college, the application process, interview preparation and new student events.

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Note:  Visit these pages for instructions to apply to Dual Degree Programs, Global Health Studies, the PA Medicine Program, or Pathway Programs.

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Email: COM.Admissions@msu.edu
Phone: (517) 353-7740

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