Skip to content

Leave of Absence

Students may request a leave of absence from the College of Osteopathic Medicine for personal or health reasons. Please refer to the Policy for Retention, Promotion, and Graduation in the Student Handbook for details.  

To request a leave of absence, the student must complete the Leave of Absence Request Form and email it to com.osteomedreg@msu.edu. Students should consult with the Office of Financial Aid and the Student Insurance Office to determine how the leave may affect coverage.

Students who are on a leave of absence can access advising and counseling services through the college However, because the student is not enrolled, they may not participate in College of Osteopathic Medicine courses, extracurricular programs, or clinical rotations, shadowing or clinical enrichment experiences.