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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine will be hosting OsteoCHAMPS virtually this summer, during July 12th-July 16th. More information will come soon. The application is due March 1st and the link is available below.

The OsteoCHAMPS program was established in 2000 to foster health career interests among disadvantaged Michigan high school students and to help them achieve their career goals by providing:

  • Greater academic preparation and competitiveness for higher education
  • Lifelong learning and problem-solving skills
  • Development of individual responsibility, appreciation for diversity, and teamwork
  • Tools needed to set worthy goals toward attaining health care careers

As of 2019, more than 600 high school juniors and seniors have successfully completed the OsteoCHAMPS program. Following high school graduation, many of these program alums have advanced to universities and colleges around the country in a wide range of degree programs, including biomedical sciences, human biology, kinesiology, nursing, neuroscience, osteopathic medicine and Physician Assistant.

Virtual Program Summary

  • 5-day virtual program: July 12th-July 16th, 2021
  • Participants will learn from current MSUCOM faculty, staff, alumni and students
  • Participants will participate in engaging hands-on virtual sessions including: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), Biochemistry, Anatomy, Clinical Skills, Doctor-Patient Relationship Case Studies, Research, Mentoring and much more.
  • Participants will receive supplies mailed to them to use throughout the program and to practice techniques during and after program
  • Participants will receive ample student resources from the following:
    • MSU Admissions Office and College of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions Office
    • MSU PA Medicine Program
    • Osteopathic Medical Scholars Program
    • Undergraduate MSU students
    • College of Osteopathic Medicine students
    • College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty, staff and alumni

In-Person Program Summary

  • Eight day residential experience on the Michigan State University campus
  • Academic Curriculum
    • Anatomy
    • Biochemistry
    • Medical research project
    • Writing
  • Extracurricular Activities
    • Ice Skating
    • Other athletic activities
  • Experiential learning
    • Clinical skills
    • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Student Resources
    • MSU Admissions Office and College of Osteopathic Medicine admissions office
    • MSU PA Medicine Program
    • Osteopathic Medical Scholars Program
    • Learning and Assessment Center
    • MSU Extension
    • Undergraduate MSU students
    • College of Osteopathic Medicine students

Year-Round Support

The OsteoCHAMPS staff keeps in contact with all students who have participated in the summer program. We also seek to follow OsteoCHAMPS alumni as they progress through college, whether its MSU or another institution of higher learning. We also aim to serve as a year-round resource to our alums, providing guidance and tools to enhance academic success and career development.


At the time of application, the candidate must:

  • Be a high school sophomore or junior
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (unofficial transcript submission)
  • Demonstrate interest in the health care field by completing the application essays
  • Have a letter of recommendation
  • Complete the application


The cost of the Virtual OsteoCHAMPS program 2021 has been reduced to $150. This cost will cover supplies being mailed to students and program facilitation supplies. If interested in applying for a scholarship, please indicate so on the application and complete the leadership essay.

When in-person programming is offered, the cost to attend OsteoCHAMPS is $1500.


Application closed.


For more information about the OsteoCHAMPS programs contact Lynn Whipple at 517-432-5277 or email at