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Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine will tentatively be hosting the OsteoCHAMPS-UP program in-person during summer 2022. This is tentative based on the current state of COVID-19 and compliance with Michigan State University. In the event we cannot host an in-person program, a virtual option will be offered.

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We are very excited to announce the launch of our newest Pre-College Program, OsteoCHAMPS-UP. In partnership with MyMichigan Medical Center Sault and Lake Superior State University, 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

  • Program will take place July 25 - July 27, 2022 at MyMichigan Medical Center Sault in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.
  • Program will be an overnight residential program in partnership with Lake Superior State University. Students will be residing in LSSU’s residence hall and provided meals from LSSU’s dining hall. Students will be transported to and from MyMichigan Medical Center each day of the program.
  • Students will check-in the evening of Sunday, July 24th at LSSU and check-out by 5pm on Wednesday, July 27th. Students are responsible for their own transportation to bring them to check-in, and then pick them up at check-out.
  • 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 residing in the Upper Peninsula, MI
  • A competitive applicant will have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • 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.


Apply here May 1 - May 31, 2022


For more information about the Future DOcs programs please contact Mollie Mfodwo at