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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine will be hosting OsteoCHAMPS-UP virtually this summer. Please see below for more information.

Interested in learning more about being an osteopathic physician? View our webinar with three DOs from War Memorial Hospital here!

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

Virtual Program Summary

  • 2-day virtual program: July 27th and July 28th, 2021(10am-2pm both days)
  • Participants will learn from current MSUCOM faculty, alumni and students and War Memorial Hospital physicians and health care professionals.
  • Participants will participate in engaging hands-on virtual sessions including: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), Clinical Skills, Doctor-Patient Relationship Case Studies, Virtual Hospital Tour 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:
    • College of Osteopathic Medicine students
    • College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty, staff and alumni
    • War Memorial Hospital Physicians and Staff

In-Person Program Summary

  • Three-day program during summer 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 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.


The application is open now until May 31st at 11:59pm. Please click here to apply.


For more information about the OsteoCHAMPS-UP program contact Lynn Whipple at