Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

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? YesThis 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.