Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
|Dean||William D. Strampel, D.O.|
|Students||300 per class|
Detroit, Michigan, USA
|Campus||Rural and Urban|
|Tuition (2011-2012)||$36,741 resident
The Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) is an American osteopathic medical school and academic division of Michigan State University (MSU) located in East Lansing, Michigan. In addition to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree, the college also offers the DO/PhD combined degree for students interested in training as physician-scientists. MSUCOM operates three campuses in East Lansing, Macomb, and Detroit Medical Center. The college is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
U.S. News & World Report has released its annual evaluation of the top graduate schools in the United States, and the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine was listed in the top 20 of the "Primary Care" category. In 2014, MSUCOM ranked ninth among all medical schools in United States of America for primary care education and first in producing the most primary care residents. The rankings are based on a variety of factors including peer assessments, student achievement, selectivity and — in this particular category — the number of graduates who enter primary care. Selection is made from a competitive applicant pool and depends on many aspects of the applicant such as GPA, MCAT, maturity, and life experiences. Among admitted students, the average GPA is 3.6 and the average MCAT score is 29-30.
The Michigan College of Osteopathic Medicine (MCOM) admitted its first students in 1969 at its facility in Pontiac, Michigan. On September 19, 1969, Michigan State University agreed to adopt the program. MCOM was renamed the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine when the campus was transferred to East Lansing in 1971. The first dean of MSUCOM was Myron S. Magen, D.O. It was the first osteopathic medical school to open since 1916, and the first university-based osteopathic school.
As of July 2009, the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine started conducting courses at two expansion sites: Detroit Medical Center downtown, and at the Macomb University Center. The expansion was approved by the MSU Board of Trustees in May 2007, and the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation approved the expansion in September 2008.
MSU-COM started a pilot program in 2011 for training Canadian students to become osteopathic physicians. The program currently accepts 25 Canadian students each year.
The college offers the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, and a dual D.O./PhD program. The D.O./PhD program was founded in 1986, adding studies in bioethics in 2007 and medical anthropology in 2009.
The College of Osteopathic Medicine conducts pre-clinical training at three different campuses in East Lansing, Macomb, and Detroit. Clinical training for the third and fourth year students occurs at community hospitals throughout Michigan.
Currently, there are 30 hospital locations affiliated with MSUCOM through their "Statewide Campus System."
- Bay Regional Medical Center
- Beaumont Hospitals
- Botsford Hospital
- Community Health Center of Branch County
- Detroit Metro Urological Surgery Consortium
- Garden City Hospital
- Genesys Regional Medical Center
- Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
- Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Warren Campus
- Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Medical Education Program
- Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
- Hillsdale Community Health Center
- Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
- Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies
- Lakeland HealthCare
- McLaren–Greater Lansing Hospital
- Mercy Health Partners
- Metro Health Hospital
- Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center
- MSU GMEI Urological Surgery
- Munson Medical Center
- Oakwood Annapolis Hospital
- Oakwood Southshore Medical Center
- POH Regional Medical Center
- ProMedica Health System
- Sinai-Grace Hospital
- Sparrow Health System
- St. John Health Osteopathic Division
- St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital
- St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
- Andrea Amalfitano, D.O., PhD.
- Anne Brooks, D.O.
- Reuben Henderson, D.O.
- Thomas Naegele, D.O., author of several books, including "Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Great Lakes Region."
- Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O. '73, first African American woman to serve as dean of a U.S. medical school.
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