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Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

A308 E. Fee Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-7740

Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.com.msu.edu
Electronic application: http://www.aacom.org

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? No
Earliest application date: 06/01
Application deadline: 12/01
Oldest MCAT considered: 2004
Application fee: $85
Director of admissions: Kathie Schafer
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? Yes

This school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: biology, biology/zoology, English, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry, physics, biochemistry, behavioral science, general chemistry

Is a personal interview required for admission? No
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? N/A

Acceptance notice to regular application for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Earliest date: September 15
     -Latest date: May 31

Applicant's response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Maximum time in weeks: 10 weeks
     -Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
     -Deposit to hold place in class: $750
     -Deposit due: N/A
     -Deposit refundable prior to: N/A
     -Starting month for the class of 2007-2008: July

Early Decision Plan application period for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Does the school have an Early Decision Plan (EDP)? No
     -EDP application period begins: N/A
     -EDP application period ends: N/A
     -EDP applicants notified by: N/A

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

  Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled
Total: 2,498 386 386 204
In-state: 566 317 317 179
Out-of-state: 1,932 69 69 25
Women: 1,224 207 207 108
Minorities: 866 85 85 16
International: 0 0 0 0



Acceptance rate: 15.5%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.51

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 8.4
Verbal reasoning: 8.3
Physical sciences: 8.1
Biological: 8.8
Writing: O

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 49%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 12%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 12%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 12%
Mixed disciplines and other: 15%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 49%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 12%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 12%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 12%
Mixed disciplines and other: 15%
 



Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: D.O./Ph.D., D.O./M.B.A., D.O./M.P.H., D.O./M.S.

Does the school have a combined college/D.O. program? Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/D.O. program: 7 years
Web site for combined college/D.O. program: www.com.msu.edu/mstp/index.html

Selection Factors
Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors and procedures used in the M.D. admission process:
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Minimum to receive a secondary: 2. 7 science and overall GPA, total MCAT score of 18 (min 4 verbal, 5 phys sci, and 6 biologic sci). Application review is 60% academic and 40% nonacademic. Final eval: academic ability, level/type of coursework, MCAT scores, academic honors, commitment to service, breadth of experiences, communication, leadership, collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking.

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