All applicants are considered under regular admissions. The following criteria are required for applicants to be considered for the Canadian Initiative:
- Must be citizen of Canada
- Canada Landed Immigrants/permanent residents are not eligible for this program.
- Must be eligible for Canadian financial aid
- Must hold an F-1 student status in order to study
- Dual citizens of Canada and The United States are ineligible.
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) plans to recruit 20-25 qualified Canadian students with an interest in primary care to help promote osteopathic medicine in Canada. Graduates of MSUCOM are recognized by the Canadian Resident Matching Service as an approved non- Canadian medical school. MSUCOM has taken the initiative to recruit qualified Canadian applicants and has set a special tuition rate for these students through scholarships. Interested applicants are encouraged to review scholarship information on the MSUCOM webpage.
MSUCOM and the Canadian Osteopathic Association encourage applicants to review all prerequisite requirements. MSUCOM offers admission on a rolling basis and as such it is beneficial to have application ready for submission when the application cycle begins, typically in May, for the following summer start. We invite all interested candidates to take a moment to review the MSUCOM Resource Guide for Students with Canadian Citizenship prior to application, as it articulates several of the expectations Canadian students will encounter during their undergraduate and graduate medical education experiences.