Office of the Dean
Welcome to the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine! We're pleased that you dropped by to learn more about us. We have strengths that are important to a wide array of candidates.
Education: We've ranked in the top 11% nationally of all medical schools -- D.O. and M.D. -- for primary care education since 2000. Our students learn their basic science from Big Ten faculty, and their clinical skills from some of the best osteopathic physicians in the nation.
Three convenient locations: With classrooms in East Lansing, Detroit and Clinton Township, we provide campus, urban and suburban learning environments.
Graduate medical education: We have one of the biggest GME systems in the nation, with 47 programs, 2190 AOA-approved positions, 43 partner hospitals and 3,600 physician faculty.
Research and graduate study: We have more funding than any other osteopathic college from the National Institutes of Health, a key index of research success. We offer master's and Ph.D. degrees in basic sciences, and our D.O.-Ph.D. joint-degree program is both the first and the finest in the nation.
International opportunities: We're expanding globally with medical education, clinical and research programs on five continents, offering a broad array of opportunities to students, from providing care on a boat up and down the Amazon to treating children with cerebral malaria in Malawi.
Voluntarism: Our students, faculty and staff are widely recognized for their voluntarism and community support, providing many opporuntities in local communities and global service to meet the needs of people who need it most.
Diversity: We are a diverse college in a diverse community, and celebrate our differences, share them, and learn from one another. Our educational programs help students to achieve expertise in dealing with all kinds of patients in all kinds of settings.
So, welcome, and explore! There are many ways to participate in MSUCOM, and we hope that you will be able to join us in making the world a better place. Thank you!
Dean William D. Strampel
Directory of Dean's Office Executive Staff
Kari Hortos, interim senior associate dean, chief academic officer-Statewide Campus System
William Cunningham, assistant dean for academic affairs in western Michigan, director MSU Institute of International Health
William Falls, associate dean of student services
Justin McCormick, associate dean of research and graduate studies
Mark Notman, associate dean of administrative services
Gail Riegle, associate dean of academic programs