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Osteopathic Medical Scholars (OMSP)

Healthcare Industry

4-Year IHE

Organizations Involved

MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine

Occupations Involved

College students, general

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issues Addressed

Attracting individuals to work in a healthcare profession; Providing a benefit or incentive that encourages individuals to pursue a healthcare profession


The Osteopathic Medical Scholars Program (OMSP) is a 2-year long mentoring program for undergraduates at Michigan State University that allows students to explore health care and osteopathic medicine and guides the students through the College of Osteopathic Medicine application process. Some elements of OMSP include individual advising meetings, physician shadowing, guest lectures, voluntary community service participation and the completion of an osteopathic medicine seminar. OMSP prepares potential future doctors and physician assistance for medical school at MSU and for their professional careers in general.

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