Michigan State University (College of Osteopathic Medicine)

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A308 E. Fee Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824


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The College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University has an application deadline of December 1. The application fee at Michigan State University is $100. Its tuition is Full-time: $40,112 (in-state) and Full-time: $82,071 (out-of-state). The faculty-student ratio at Michigan State University is 0.2:1. The College of Osteopathic Medicine has 235 full- and part-time faculty on staff. For the class of 2013, 31.1 percent of graduates from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University who applied to residency programs were admitted to their first choice.

The Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine grants doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degrees. (MSU also has a College of Human Medicine, which grants M.D. degrees.) The first year of education begins in the summer, studying gross anatomy, and D.O. students then learn the foundations of medical science. In total, classroom training lasts seven semesters.

MSUCOM offers a joint D.O./Ph.D. program, aimed at students pursuing careers in biomedical research or academic medicine, and a joint D.O./M.P.H. master’s degree in public health. Additionally, MSUCOM offers a health professions education master’s degree that prepares students for leadership positions in a variety of health care settings; prospective students must hold a license to practice as a health care professional or be a participant in a postgraduate health care profession training program.

The National Institutes of Health doles out more funding to MSUCOM than it does to any other osteopathic college, and MSUCOM runs unique centers such as the Carcinogenesis Laboratory, where researchers specialize in the origin of human cancer. MSUCOM D.O. students can complete clinicals at one of 25 community-based training sites. The vast majority of students are Michigan residents, and more than two-thirds of graduates remain in Michigan to work.


Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
December 1 (Ends)
Application fee $100
AMCAS application accepted No
AACOMAS application accepted Yes


Full-time faculty 201
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.2:1

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 1,252
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Full-time: $40,112 (in-state)
Full-time: $82,071 (out-of-state)

Required fees $70


Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program 31.1%
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2012 and 2013 classes)
anesthesiology obstetrics and gynecology
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice physical medicine and rehabilitation
internal medicine surgery - general
neurology transitional year

* Medical School Overview details based on 2013 data

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