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Board Prep Assistance MSUCOM offers a supportive atmosphere from the first day of orientation to graduation night. Part of this support includes a variety of services to assist students who are preparing to take the three-part Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination COMLEX and the United States Medical Licensing Exam USMLE. In addition to faculty support the Office of AcademicCareer Guidance provides one-on-one counseling to assist students in selecting appropriate study materials and creating effective study plans. MSUCOM also offers Bootcamp for Boards a five-week intensive preparatory program run by a faculty expert in education thats free to second-year students. See our residency match rates at com.msu.eduAdmissionsMSUCOMOsteopathic_Match.htm Curriculum Overview First Year Preclerkship Semester 1 Students begin in the summer learning basic gross anatomy. Class Gross Anatomy and Palpatory Skills Semester 2 Students learn about basic science the doctorpatient relationship and begin to learn the skills of manipulative medicine. Classes Osteopathic Patient Care 1 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 1 Care of the Young Aging Adult 1 Cell Biology Physiology Medical Biochemistry Molecular Biology Medical Immunology Medical Microbiology Medical Pharmacology Basic Principles of Pathology Medical Genetics Semester 3 In their first spring semester students continue gaining clinical and scientific knowledge through systems biology courses and begin to learn the basic skills of a physician and advance their skills in osteopathic manipulative techniques. Classes Osteopathic Patient Care 2 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 2 Care of the Young Aging Adult 2 Neuromusculoskeletal System Genitourinary System Endocrine System