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College of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Admissions East Fee Hall 965 Fee Road Room A136 East Lansing MI 48824 Welcome Your white coat is waiting. Your acceptance as a student at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine is a major accomplishment. It is the first step that you will take along a challenging demanding and ultimately rewarding path that can lead to a deeply satisfying life of service healing and lifelong learning. When you arrive your orientation will be three days of activity and discovery capped by the formal ceremony during which youll receive your first white coat of your medical career. If you havent yet discovered it you will find out that MSUCOM is a very special place. Were the only osteopathic college thats part of a Big 10 university MSUCOM is consistently ranked near the top of all medical schools M.D. and D.O. in the U.S. News and World Reports annual ratings of primary care education institutions. Our faculty brings in the highest level of National Institutes of Health funding of any osteopathic college. More than two-thirds of our graduates stay and practice in Michigan. Whether you are spending your first two years in East Lansing Macomb or Detroit youll have the chance to strengthen your skills in a third- and fourth-year clerkship at one of more than 40 partner hospitals around the state. You can also take part in international rotations and experiences in countries from Malawi to Mexico and beyond. You are joining a supportive community that is committed to helping you find success. Youll find people at every turn who are ready to help you learn and grow in a rigorous yet friendly atmosphere. The help doesnt end when you graduate youll also find a great network that will help you find a residency where you can achieve your career goals. Take some time to explore everything that MSUCOM can offer you. We think that youll find it will give you a medical education that provides a solid foundation upon which you can build a rich and personally rewarding career. Dean William StrampelDeDeanan WWililliliamam SStrtramampepell Osteopathic medicine is for you What does it mean to be an osteopathic physician Doctors of osteopathic medicine D.O.s are fully licensed physicians just like their M.D. counterparts. They complete four years of medical school and a residency program that is linked to their specialization. D.O.s can be found practicing just about every medical specialty from pediatrics to geriatrics and neurology to sports medicine. D.O.s learn the osteopathic philosophy of looking at the whole person body mind and spirit and the persons whole life and lifestyle rather than just looking at his or her symptoms. They consider patients as partners in health care not just clients who need to be treated for something. A key part of every D.O.s education is learning manipulative medicine techniques. These techniques are used as part of treatment for a number of issues. If you have a passion for medicine a desire to use a holistic approach in caring for people and an interest in working with dynamic faculty members and peers the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine would be a great place for you. Choose the place thats right for you The MSUCOM Detroit Medical Center site is located in the heart of a thriving metropolitan location and is surrounded by world-class health facilities. com.msu.eduStudentsResourcesDMC.htm Students who study in East Lansing have access to resources and facilities across the vast university campus. The MSUCOM site at Macomb University Center study in a vibrant learning atmosphere. com.msu.eduStudentsResourcesMacomb.htm Student Life Support Systems At MSUCOM you are not alone when it comes to conquering your coursework. The colleges offices of Personal CounselingHealth Promotion and AcademicCareer Guidance provide the tools that you need to discover how you learn best and then how to use them to find success. Look to us for help related to Personal Counseling Services Academic Support Professional Development The assistance doesnt stop when you step outside the classroom door you will also find resources you can use to plan for your life after medical school. Our career guidance programs will help you Develop a personal statement and CV Build your interviewing skills Explore medical specialties that might be right for you Apply to residency programs Learn more here com.msu.eduStudentsAcademic_Developmentindex.htm Social Life Join one of our student groups to meet others who share your interests or to explore new arenas. Theres also an active student government system at all three sites that gives individuals the chance to take on leadership roles within their classes. Choose from these organizations MSUCOM Student Government Association American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians American Holistic Medical Association Anesthesiology Interest Group American Medical Student Association American Physician Scientists Association Canadian Osteopathic Student Organization Christian Medical Association Community Integrated Medicine Emergency Medicine Club Holistic Medical Society Internal Medicine Club International Osteopathic Medicine Organization Islamic Medical Student Association Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Allies in Medicine Medical Students for Choice Obstetrics and Gynecology Interest Group Orthopedic Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Pediatric Interest Group Peer Mentors Sigma Sigma Phi Student American Academy of Osteopathy Student Association of Osteopathic Military Physicians and Surgeons Student National Medical Association Student Neurology Ophthalmology and Psychiatry Society Student Osteopathic Association of Sports Medicine Student Osteopathic Medical Association Student Osteopathic Surgical Association Michigan Osteopathic Association Patient Experiences Osteopathic medicine is very patient-centered and MSUCOM students have many chances to practice what they are learning in real-world situations. As a student here youll have the chance to do things like Give flu shots Offer basic health screenings at community events Help in a mobile outreach clinic Teach children about health and well-being during school programs Work in a biomedical research lab Provide patient education Care for the underserved Research Students with interests in many aspects of research will find support across MSUCOM. Whether its working with a world-class Parkinsons disease investigator earning a mini-grant to conduct a small study or presenting a poster at a national meeting youll have the chance to pursue your interest. Individuals who want to pursue careers as physician-scientists can pursue dual D.O.-Ph.D. degrees in the largest program of its kind at any osteopathic college. Learn more about it by visiting com.msu.eduDO-PhD-Programindex.htm Travel and Serve Helping medically underserved audiences is strongly supported at MSUCOM. Its a commitment to healing that does not ends at the states or even at the nations borders. Students can take part in life-changing service learning international experiences while building their clinical skills and earning credits. They will work under the direction of faculty members and other outstanding physicians and may treat people who have little to no access to regular medical care. First- and second-year students take part in elective experiences to Guatemala March Haiti March Russia August Brazil August Four-year students can complete clerkships in Guatemala Kenya Malawi Peru 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 Second Year Ppreclerkship Semester 4 Students continue to delve into the details of system biology and gain experience in family medicine and clinical settings. Classes Osteopathic Patient Care 3 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 3 Care of the Young Aging Adult 3 Gastrointestinal System Integumentary System Principles of Family Medicine Female Reproductive System Semester 5 Students continue to learn about systems biology and extend their manipulative skills and techniques. Classes Osteopathic Patient Care 4 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 4 Care of the Young Aging Adult 4 Psychopathology Hematopoietic System Cardiovascular System Principles of Family Medicine Semester 6 Students further their examination of systems biology and analyze philosophical and conceptual issues related to the practice of medicine including legal issues and special circumstances disability and chronic illness. Classes Osteopathic Patient Care 5 with preceptor Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 5 Care of the Young Adult Aging 5 Respiratory Systems Biology Medical Ethics Professionalism Law Principles of Family Medicine Semester 7 Students engage in case studies to complete their foundation of medical knowledge and learn basic procedurestechniques to be used in the clinical setting Classes Transitions Classroom to Bedside Students must complete two of the three preceptor experiences Clerkship Program Requirements Third- and Fourth-Year Students The Clinical Clerkship curriculum is an 84-week program designed to educate and equip osteopathic physicians with skills necessary to enable them to enter primary care practice or pursue further graduate training related to a medical specialty. Students can complete their clerkship rotations in one of 23 base hospitals across Michigan. Required Rotations 48 Weeks Family Medicine 4 weeks Family Medicine Sub-Internship 4 weeks Internal Medicine In-Patient 4 weeks Internal Medicine Sub-Internship 4 weeks Emergency Medicine 4 weeks Internal Medicine Out-Patient 4 weeks Neurology 4 weeks Obstetrics Gynecology 4 weeks Surgery 4 weeks Anesthesiology 2 weeks Pediatrics 4 weeks Psychiatry 4 weeks Radiology 2 weeks Core Clinical Concepts 9 one-month modules The college has developed an innovative Core Clinical Concepts C3 program to teach medical students the clinical skills they will need to function in the 21st century. The C3 curriculum includes clinical education through student online self-preparation and classroom instruction at the students base hospital. This didactic curriculum includes symptom-based topics that can relate to multiple specialties. SelectiveElective Rotations 36 Weeks Selectives to be completed at any Statewide Campus System college-affiliated hospital 16 weeks Electives to be completed at facility of students choice 20 weeks Within Selective and Elective Rotations Students must completepass 12 weeks from the Medicine choice list. Students must completepass 8 weeks from the Surgery choice list. Students must completepass 16 additional weeks from either the Medicine or Surgery list or both. Note Students may not take more than 12 weeks of any one service. SURGERY minimum 8 weeks from category Anesthesiology Adv OSS 648 Cardio ThoracicVascular Surgery OSS 640 Facial Plastic Reconstruction OSS 641 General Surgery OSS 663 Maternal Fetal Medicine OSS 646 Neurosurgery OSS 642 Obstetrics Gynecology Specialty OSS 652 Ophthalmology NOP 620 Orthopedic OSS 656 Otorhinolaryngology OSS 658 Pain Management OSS 655 Podiatry OSS 643 Reproductive Endocrine OSS 647 Sports Medicine OSS 644 Urology OSS 645 MEDICINE minimum 12 weeks from category Adult Psychiatry PSC 609 Biomedical Research OST 615 Cardiology IM 651 Child Psychiatry PSC 610 Clinical Tropical Medicine Malawi IM 621 EM Advanced IM 665 EM EMS Disaster Mgmt IM 668 EM Hyperbaric Medicine Wound Mgmt IM 667 EM Toxicology IM 666 EM Ultrasound IM 669 EM Wilderness Medicine IM 663 Family Med Specialty FCM 621 Gastroenterology IM 652 IM Specialty IM 661 International OST 685 Medical Critical Care IM 659 Merida Mexico OST 680 Nephrology IM 655 Neurology Specialty NOP 657 Oncology Hematology IM 653 Osteo Manipulative Med OMM 610 Pathology HM 610 Max 4 weeks Pediatric Emergency Medicine IM 664 Pediatrics Specialty PED 601 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation PMR 601 Pulmonary Disease IM 654 Radiology Specialty RAD 609 Urgent Care IM 662 Michigan State University is an equal-opportunity employer.