- High school GPA of 3.5 or higher.
- ACT score of 28 or higher or SAT score of 1280 or higher.
- Record of volunteerism and community service.
- Knowledge of osteopathic medicine.
- Applicants must be accepted to Michigan State University to participate in this program.
- MSU Students with less than 56 Credits may apply.
- Completing OMSP gives students preferential status for review of their application to MSUCOM, however, admission to OMSP does not result in direct admission. OMSP students must still apply. Admission to MSUCOM is not guaranteed.
OMSP Professional Performance Requirements
• Attend at least 5 monthly group OMSP meetings and provide
a reflection summary each year
• Schedule and meet with OMSP Director for an individual meeting a
minimum of once each semester to assess progress
• Meet with a MSUCOM Admissions Counselor a minimum of twice
during the pre-application process
• Participate in a minimum of two OMSP or MSUCOM events which
may include Pre-SOMA participation
• Perform volunteer community service each year
• Interview and shadow a D.O. and summarize benefits learned
• Interview first year osteopathic medical student and summarize
• Interview second year osteopathic medical student and
summarize benefits learned
• Report on your MSU research project involvement /OR Interview a
current faculty member or D.O. /PhD candidate or research the
• Complete OST 401
• Meet the academic performance requirements of a 3.5 science
GPA and 3.5 overall GPA with at least three upper level
biological science courses, on record, prior to applying to
MSUCOM to qualify to waive the MCAT
• Complete academic performance and professional performance
requirements by the time of graduation from MSU.
• Failure to comply with any of the requirements above may
result in dismissal from the program.
Application is accessed here between July 1st and December 1st.
For more information or questions about the application process please contact:
Osteopathic Medical Scholars Program
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Michigan State University
965 Fee Rd
A-128 East Fee Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1316
Phone: 517- 432-2906