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Please Note

All Michigan State University K-12 summer academic camps and pre-college programs that are unable to be transitioned online are suspended for the summer. With that being said, we are sad to announce that the in-person OsteoCHAMPS-UP program will be postponed until the summer of 2021.

Open to all high school freshman, sophomores and juniors residing in the Upper Peninsula, please join us for a free webinar with DO Physician speakers from War Memorial Hospital on July 15th from 2:00pm-3:00pm. See what it’s really like to be a Doctor! If interested in attending this learning opportunity, please register here by July 8th.

We are very excited to announce the launch of our newest Pre-College Program, OsteoCHAMPS-UP. In partnership with War Memorial Hospital, OsteoCHAMPS-UP was established to foster health career interests among high school students in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. OsteoCHAMPS-UP enables these individuals to 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

Program Summary

  • Three-day program from 9:00am-5:00pm at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the program.
  • Experiential learning
    • Students will participate in rotations and hands-on learning throughout the hospital to preview of a wide array of medical specialties, including Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Access to MSU Resources
    • College of Osteopathic Medicine Pre-College Programs Office
    • Osteopathic Medical Scholars Program
    • College of Osteopathic Medicine Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni

Year-Round Support

The OsteoCHAMPS-UP staff will keep in contact with all students who have participated in the summer program. We also seek to follow OsteoCHAMPS-UP 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
  • Submit a letter of recommendation
  • Complete the application


This is a sponsored program, with no cost to the participants. Students are responsible for their transportation to and from the program.


Application for OsteoCHAMPS-UP 2021 will be available on our website in Spring 2021.


For more information about the OsteoCHAMPS-UP program contact Mollie Mfodwo at (517) 884-7729 or email at