OsteoCHAMPS-UP, our newest pathway program, enables these individuals to achiever their career goals by providing:

  • 3-day non-residential program on July 26, 27, and 28 at UPHS-Marquette and Northern Michigan University
  • Program will operate 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the program
  • 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

  • Experiential learning
    • Participants will have the opportunity to learn from current physicians and healthcare providers at UPHS-Marquette
    • 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 Pathway 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 Marquette or a surrounding area 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 each day.


Apply here April 10 – May 10.


For more information about the OsteoCHAMPS-UP program, please contact Ashley Carmichael at carmic37@msu.edu.