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Future DOcs

Started in 2011 to introduce students at Detroit’s Benjamin Carson High School to careers in medicine, the Future DOcs program has grown to include the Macomb and Lansing regions.

Future DOcs exposes high school students interested in pursuing a career as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or Physician Assistant to osteopathic manipulative medicine, CPR, first aid, anatomy, biochemistry, clinical skills and leadership. “It’s a mini medical school experience” says Dr. Katherine Ruger, College of Osteopathic Medicine associate dean of admissions and student life.

The program relies on help from College of Osteopathic Medicine students, alumni and faculty who volunteer to serve as Future DOcs mentors.

Detroit Future DOcs

  • Open for 10th, 11th and 12th graders in Detroit or Southfield Public Schools
  • For students with an interest in the medical field
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Program runs Saturday mornings October-November at the Detroit Medical Center
  • Application will be available September 1, 2020.

Lansing Future DOcs

  • Open to 10th and 11th graders who attend Lansing and surrounding area high schools.
  • For students with an interest in the medical field
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Program runs Saturday mornings May-June at the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Application will be available March 1, 2021.

Macomb Future DOcs

  • Open to 11th and 12th graders from surrounding Macomb area communities.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • For sudents that have an interest in the medical field. 
  • Program runs Saturday mornings February-April.
  • Application is currently closed. Macomb Future DOcs 2021 application will open December 2020.

Contact

For more information about the Future DOcs programs please contact Lynn Whipple at (517) 432-5277 or email at spraggl@msu.edu.