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Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Year founded: 1969
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 250
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Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM)
Osteopathic Medical School
East Lansing
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 4 90 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 1 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $27,854
  • Non - Resident Tuition $55,848
  • Application Fee $100
  • AVG MCAT 505
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 64.0

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • Room A136
  • 965 Fee Road
  • East Lansing 48824
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

For more than a quarter of a century, MSUCOM has been a leader in the osteopathic profession. In 1969, there were five osteopathic colleges when the Michigan Legislature and the governor agreed to create MSUCOM as the first college of osteopathic medicine to receive state funding. The first new osteopathic educational institution in 50 years, MSUCOM paved the way for the creation of several new osteopathic colleges. Today, there are 20 colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States. The college continues to serve as a leader for the osteopathic profession and for health care in the United States. In the osteopathic profession, our consortium of hospitals has been a national role model for changes to the Medicaid and Medicare systems.

Curriculum

Four-year curriculum presented at two levels of study: Pre-Clerkship Program, which involves the first six semesters of study in years one and two, and the Clerkship Program, which involves a Base Hospital assignment in years three and four at one of 20 affiliated hospital training sites throughout Michigan. The Extended Curricular Program permits students to take the Pre-Clerkship Program over three years instead of in two years. Students then take the regularly scheduled Clerkship Program in years four and five.

Facilities

The 2,000-acre East Lansing campus of Michigan State University includes gardens, museums, performing arts and sports facilities. The Kobiljak Computer and Resource Centers provide small group and individual study space, as well as access to instructional software and electronic databases. The Student OMM Clinic provides free care to members of the local community while giving students the opportunity to expand their clinical OMM education.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 68
Negatively 10
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.48 88

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.51 47

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"More take-home info. List of COMLEX/USMLE pass rates. Percentage of students who get their first choice residency. Where students go for out of state residencies." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"MMI Style" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI format, 8 rooms." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why MSU. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No interview, just tour day after acceptance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would MSUCOM want you to be part of it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what three main qualities do you believe a physcian should possess" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MSUCOM? Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think patients are not compliant with doctor's orders?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5-7 years? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of doctor do you want to become?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Waht is one social issue that gets you up on a soap box? what is your stance on that issue and why do you think that way?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any doctors in your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O. and not M.D.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and family....how you decided to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. How did you decide on medicine and MSUCOM? What will your husband and family do when you come here?(I like how she said, "when" not, "if". :) ) " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is osteopathy to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked several questions. The most significant are as follows: What one thing have you done in life that has had the most social significance or impact?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why DO? why not MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be an osteopathic physician even knowing that DOs are the minority of the physician population in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe life at 50?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? why DO? 1 strength, 1 weakness." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than questions listed above...How do you handle stress? Are there student organizations here that you would like to join as an outlet to your stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you picture yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your study habits. Say you had just attended a lecture and had to prepare for an exam on the material. How do you study? Do/can you study well in a group? Are you aware that most people have to change study habits when they matriculate to med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of support system do you have (family/friends)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If not doctor, what else would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has brought you here today; to this point in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the $5000 question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic Medicine? What made me decide to become an osteopathic doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your summer experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What started you thinking about osteopathic medicine (first question)." More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient dies in the ER. How do you deal with it and how do you break the news to the family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"2 ethical dilemmas: delegating between limited resources and girl comes to your office with desire to have abortion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience in osteopathic medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about my volunteering experiences!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Here's my story...now tell me yours (starting from birth to the present)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see the future of healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose MSUCOM? Why do you want to be a DO? " More from this Member | Report Response

"The one's above and some of the same questions posted by other recent interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to do this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your strength? Your weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What difficult desicion did you have to make" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the biggest problems in American Health Care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one experience in which you were a leader, one in which you were not the team leader, and one which you helped others." More from this Member | Report Response

"About my research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your best friend describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you would explain osteopathic medicine to your family and friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with this situation (no right or wrong answer): suppose one of your patients came to you and asked you to put his/her life to an end, regardless of whether the patient had a terminal illness or not." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you learn about Michigan State?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you know about Osteopathic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle death?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What patients do you see yourself treating in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic Medicine? What do you forsee being your greatest difficulty during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you get denied what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What advice would you have for other premed students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a challenge and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a leader or a follower? What are your most interesting volunteer experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you choose "X" school for undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will med scholl effect my relationship with my wife?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Convince me I should choose you over the all of the excellent applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"#3" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a chance to interview an individual, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No questions- I am already admitted so it was just the basics." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked no questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"**I was accepted without an interview. Information above relates to the tour I received post acceptance.**" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your religion? and If two people of the same sex approached you and asked you to adopt a kid, what would you say to them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5-7 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you view medical/healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are the ethical ramifications of facial transplants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None there were very few questions, it was just a free-flowing conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with the challenges and pressures of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how have your experiences on study abroad changed your view of the american health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What one thing would you do for the victims of Hurricane Katrina as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with the stress of school and family? How will you deal with it in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What social and medical issues could arrise from face transplantation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked several questions about my upcoming trip to Africa." More from this Member | Report Response

"a hypothetical situation with a patient" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see your life at 50?" More from this Member | Report Response

"...So what would you say are the distinctions between clinical psychologists and psychiatrists?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I study?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were on a deserted island and could bring 3 people with you (living or dead) who would they be and why? Also...what 3 would you absolutely not bring with you and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic medicine (instead of allopathic)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How come I did not have a boyfriend right now. (This was totally out of the blue and I was not expecting anything like this!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to adjust your personal life to med school? Also, how do you plan to finance your medical education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Play me the movie of your life up until this point." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about some of my nontraditional experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Michigan State's COM motto is "The Science of Medicine, The Art of Caring, The Power of Touch", what do each of these statements mean to you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences in your life lead you to want to be an osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"If an elderly person had a stroke and could not feed herself, and the family did not care whether she stayed at the nursing home or went to the hospital for tests and left the decision up to you, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you help a patient of yours whose claims have been repeatedly denied by their insurance company? Would you personally try to help that person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It is Friday afternoon and you are let out of work early. I give you $5,000. What do you do for the weekend." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a negetive aspect about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your grade point and MCAT scores? How do you feel about them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about universal health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me the difference between an MD and a DO." More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of all your experiences, name one that you found to be the most memorable." More from this Member | Report Response

"If medicine was not an option, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The motto of MSUCOM is "Science of Medicine, Art of Caring, Power of Touch": what does this mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are an ER doc. deciding between two patients that need a liver. You only have one liver. One is young but a recovering drug addict and the other is an old professor. How would you decide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient of yours was struggling with the debate of signing a DNR, what would you do, and how would you convince that family member of the best decision." More from this Member | Report Response

"What specifically attracted you to Michigan State and Osteopathic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

" How did my volunteering experiences enhance my decision to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Two patients with renal failure, one dialysis machine, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A situation regarding an 18 year old longtime patient with the desire to abort a pregnancy...how would I handle it and how does my background mold my decision" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of deer rifle do you use?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was LITERALLY asked only three questions the entire time!" More from this Member | Report Response

"If, during one of your first clinical experiences, you went to a clinic and saw that the waiting room was full of African Americans, what would you think? (PS I'm a white female.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's Friday afternoon. I'm giving you $5000. What would you do for the weekend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me anything you consider important that I should know about you (first question)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Given a situation in which your spouse could not take your residency years commitment ("it was his b-day, and you have delayed going out for the last three days, and as you are about to step out of the door, your pager goes off once again"... he is usually understanding - but this time he sais "enough is enough"..) What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Pretty much everything I expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one experience in which you were a leader, one in which you were not the team leader, and one which you helped others." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine wasn't as popular as MD's?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am going to ask you a 3 part question: What is an ethical dilema facing physicians today? What is your stance on it? And how did you come to that answer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your grandparents. What kind of relationship do you have with them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's one of the issues going on in the medical world." More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical question was: Suppose you attended a guest lecture by a homosexual male. After the lecture a group of your friends were standing outside the auditorium basically mocking the lecturer because of his sexual orientation. What would you say, if anything, to this group of your peers? (No right or wrong answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you expect from your clinical years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do in a group situation where I was to assign the group a task it has to complete and then left the room?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where does your desire to be a doctor come from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If President Bush decided to close all medical schools because there were too many doctors already what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you imagine yourself at age 50?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself living your life as a D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Two patients need a transplant: One a middle-aged professor, the other a twenty-something former drug addict. Given your choice, all legality and rules aside, who would you want to give the organ to and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given your past experiencem, did you ever think you would be here interviewing for a spot in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient died, how would you break it to the family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about how this volunteer experience relates to your interest in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"All were about the same, some I had to elaborate more on than others." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would my relationship with my wife be effected by medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

""What do you see as the biggest problem with health care in the US today?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if my significant other was understanding until my residency, when for the third night in a row I got paged as soon as we were about to leave, and he got extremely upset about the time commitment." More from this Member | Report Response

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School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"Excellent faculty and staff." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Facilities are outdated." | Report Response

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"a few times per week." | Report Response

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