A HOLISTIC APPROACH
In order to best meet the needs of an extremely diverse population of people from Michigan and beyond, CHM’s admissions process uses a balanced and holistic approach that considers an applicant’s academic metrics, experiences, and personal characteristics in an attempt to achieve the educational benefits of a diverse student body.
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine blends the strengths of community-based medical education with the power of scientific discovery, creating excellence in education and care. We enhance our communities by providing outstanding primary and specialty care, promoting the dignity and inclusion of all people, and responding to the needs of the medically underserved.
As a community-based medical school, the College of Human Medicine is uniquely positioned to provide students with comprehensive training in clinical settings that most closely parallel the environment in which many physicians practice.
There are seven clinical campuses located throughout the state: Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Midland Regional, Traverse City, Southfield-Detroit, and the Upper Peninsula Region. Each clinical campus is led by a Community Assistant Dean and college faculty and is aligned with area hospitals and outpatient facilities that join Michigan State University in creating a rich educational environment for students. All six clinical programs offer electives in specialty and subspecialty areas. Research opportunities are also available. The curriculum and evaluation are the same at all campuses.
Students accepted to the Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved (LMU) and Medical Partners in Public Health (MD-PH) programs spend their final two years at the Flint Community Campus. Applicants seeking acceptance into the LMU program must complete and submit two LMU essays and discuss their proficiency in Spanish when submitting their Secondary Application. The MD-PH program requires completion of seven additional essays after admission to medical school. MD-PH applicants must first be admitted to CHM and then MD-PH Admissions Selection Committee reviews MD-PH applicants for acceptance to the program.
CHM has two Leadership in Rural Medicine Programs. Students accepted into the Rural Physician Program (RPP) spend their final two years at the Upper Peninsula Region Community Campus. Students accepted into the Rural Community Health Program (R-CHP) spend their final two years at either the Traverse City Campus or Midland Regional Campus. Applicants seeking acceptance into the Leadership in Rural Medicine program must submit two program-specific essays with their Secondary Application, in which they discuss their interest in rural medicine and highlight their personal characteristics and experiences that are consistent with becoming an excellent rural physician. Applicants should have interests and personality traits consistent with living in a smaller community and practicing in underserved, rural areas.
College of Human Medicine Applicant Portal
CHM Applicant Portal and the Secondary Application
Upon receipt of your verified application from AMCAS, we will communicate with you by email. This email will include instructions for accessing the College of Human Medicine Applicant Portal.
You will use the CHM Applicant Portal to pay your Secondary Application fee, complete and submit the Secondary Application, and check your application status throughout the application cycle. Review our Events and Deadlines page to keep yourself updated on deadlines as it pertains to submitting your Secondary Application and letters of evaluation as the precise dates may differ for Regular and MD/PhD, and Early Decision applicants.
DO NOT SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
We consider your application complete upon receiving your verified AMCAS Application, any pending MCAT scores, the Secondary Application, and letters of evaluation.
Do not send additional information to the College of Human Medicine via email or regular mail unless instructed to do so by the Office for Admissions.
Letters of Evaluation
The college uses the AMCAS Letters service exclusively. Read our Letters of Evaluation page for information about our requirements for letters.
Unsolicited letters sent directly to us outside of the AMCAS Letters service will not be reviewed, placed in your file, or retained in any form; they will be discarded.
Criminal Background Check (CBC)
Please note that applicants are required to disclose any adverse institutional action(s), felony conviction(s), other criminal conviction(s), or any pending criminal charges on both the AMCAS application and the MSU Professional Application. Failure to disclose any adverse institutional action(s), any felony conviction(s), other criminal conviction(s), or any pending criminal charges is considered falsification of the application and can result in dismissal from medical school.
The results of each accepted applicant's CBC will be compared to information provided on the AMCAS and MSU applications. Conditionally accepted applicants who have findings within their CBC will have their file reviewed by a committee that will either uphold or rescind the offer of admission.
The CHM Applicant Portal is available to track your real-time application status throughout the application process. Please do not call our office to inquire about the status of your application. The office staff has no information beyond what is posted on your status page. Whenever there is a change in your status, it will appear on your status page.
Click here for detailed information about our application process.