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
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.