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Osteopathic Medical Students (OMS) Community Engagement

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM); Chippewa High School Coalition for Youth and Families; Chippewa Valley High School; Dakota High School

4-Year IHE

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

High school students, medical school students

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issue Addressed

Attracting individuals who have not yet entered the workforce / labor force to work in a healthcare profession


The initiative tries to build the pipeline of medical students by having current MSUCOM students talk with and educate high school students at three high school surrounding MSUCOM's campuses. Current medical school students share their experiences and pathways to medical school, promote healthcare to inspire high school students, teach AP students about conducting research, and offer instruction for SUD awareness and prevention.

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