DO and DO/PhD with Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Detroit Mercy Pre-Health Advising Presents:

We need more Physician Scientists!

Information Session with MSUCOM DO and DO/PhD

  • Admission Representative, Craig Boyd from the MSUCOM DMC Site 
  • Hosted by ReBUILDetroit student Adrian Arrington
  • Brian Schutte, PhD Co-Director of MSUCOM DO/PhD Program
  • Michelle Volker, Academic Program Coordinator, CHRS CFMLAS
  • Alex Moauro DO-PhD Class of 2024, Regis University, 2015
  • Erika Arno, DO-PhD Class of 2024, University of Scranton, 2016

Representatives from the MSUCOM DO/PhD program presented on the application process, timeline and support for their bustling Physician Scientist program. The Co-Director and the 2 student DO-PhD representatives were all from Jesuit Colleges and Universities!

Why do we need DO-PhD physician-scientists?

  • The physician-scientist population in the U.S. is smaller and older than it was 25 years ago
  • There is a current critical shortage of physician-scientists
  • The physician-scientist is a vital member of the medical research community
  • The physician-scientist can collaborate with both Ph.D. scientists and health care providers
  • Scientific questions the physician-scientist asks reflect their experiences with patient care.

Incentives to pursue a DO-PhD degree

  • Reward of translating scientific research into patient therapy
  • Finding an answer to a medical puzzle
  • Being on the cutting edge of science in finding new therapies and/or disease cures
  • Receiving stipends and significant tuition reductions

MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students have three great options for completing their first two years of medical school. Whether you decide to study at the Detroit Medical Center site, on the MSU campus in East Lansing or at the Macomb University Center in Clinton Township, you’ll get the same exceptional preclinical experience. One campus, three sites. Learn more about MSUCOM’s  3 sites:

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