In 1964, osteopathic physicians, working in cooperation with the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, were successful in obtaining a charter to establish an osteopathic medical college in Michigan. The original Michigan College of Osteopathic Medicine was located in Pontiac and admitted its first students in 1969. Today, more than 300 osteopathic students graduate each year as part of our mandate to produce primary care physicians for the state. The college also receives more research funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other osteopathic college in the nation.
Our mission is to provide world-class, osteopathic, student-centered graduate and medical education and research in order to foster community access to patient-centered medical care, and our vision is to prepare physicians in the science of medicine, the art of caring and the power of touch, with a world view open to all people.