As the flagship college of osteopathic medicine, MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) has a reputation for excellence in education, research, international outreach and service—all driven by innovation and dedication.
Osteopathic Medicine seeks to raise $16.0 million in the Empower Extraordinary campaign. We will achieve this goal with a mix of endowment and annual funds.
To date we have raised $11.4 million, but more private support is needed to achieve our full potential and propel this great university forward.
“The next 10 years will bring more changes in American health care than most of us have seen in a lifetime. Amid all the talk of technology and big data, the kind of physician that almost every patient wants is someone with superb training and masterful skills, yet an individual who is compassionate, committed to excellence, highly ethical, and dedicated to serving his or her community. That’s the very kind of physician the College of Osteopathic Medicine produces.”
We need medical students who choose their life’s work based on their talents, their interests, and their passion to serve, not based on how much debt they’ll accrue. As America’s demographics and populations change, we need physicians who represent diverse, vibrant communities and physicians who stand ready to serve these communities, from remote rural corners of the Upper Peninsula to metropolitan Detroit.
MSUCOM is the leading institution in the field of osteopathic medicine, but we still have to compete with other schools to attract and retain the top faculty members in basic and clinical sciences who will be outstanding instructors, practitioners, and researchers. Establishing one endowed academic chair will enable MSUCOM to provide an outstanding faculty member with the resources that he or she will need today to make the medical discoveries that will change the world tomorrow.
MSUCOM, the first publicly assisted college of osteopathic medicine and the first at a major university, became the model for subsequent osteopathic medical schools and assumed a leadership position among the 30 operating today. This accomplishment is all the more remarkable, given that our East Lansing site is housed in a 50-year-old converted dormitory. MSUCOM is a leader in its field and its facilities should reflect that leadership and commitment to the future.