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The Michigan State University ONMM Residency Program is fully ACGME accredited. The residency education program guides the Resident in developing the necessary knowledge, skills, and values essential to become a competent practitioner, educator and researcher in the discipline of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Training will emphasize the development of skills that serve the patients, hospitals, and community and will assist residents to become strong members of the medical profession. Residents will develop communication skills between physicians, patients, government and health care agencies. They also will be provided with the knowledge to make wise economic decisions in order to provide cost-effective, quality ONMM.

Interested in applying?

  • Apply via ERAS using the program name MSUCOM Statewide Campus System.
  • Interviews are held in November each year.
  • To be considered we require that candidates have passed COMLEX 2.
  • To set up a clerkship or audition rotation, contact:  Laura Carter
  •  At our MSU-affiliated, fully ACGME accredited program we offer a diverse educational experience that includes outpatient clinic, inpatient service, teaching opportunities, rotation time, and didactics.

MSU Resources

We are fortunate to have access to MSU’s resources including:

  • Library: The library system is one of the largest in the nation. It includes access to numerous online databases, medical librarian support, research tools, and other applications.
  • Research support: knowledgeable mentors, cutting edge instrumentation, skilled biostatisticians
  • Local CME opportunities: There are frequent opportunities through ONMM and various other specialities to attend CME events. Some of the courses held through ONMM include: 
    Cranial Techniques, Exercise Prescription, Myofascial Release, HVLA, Indirect/Functional, Pediatric Manual Medicine, and Principles of Manual Medicine. 
  • Exciting community, athletic, artistic, and educational events on-campus. The MSU campus boasts the Wharton Center for Performing Arts, MSU Broad Art Museum, MSU Dairy Store, and many other amenities.


We are the largest outpatient OMM clinic in the nation including 16 clinical providers. Our providers’ backgrounds include physical medicine and rehab, family medicine, internal medicine, sports medicine, and pediatrics in addition to OMT training. Our office promotes a strong sense of collaboration and mutual respect. We see over 36,000 patients per year including infants, pediatrics, and OB.

Through MSU we have an interconnected system of providers in various specialties including neurology, family medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehab, orthopedic spine, sports medicine, radiology, psychiatry, and many more to collaborate with and learn from.


We have a robust inpatient OMM service covering two local hospitals. McLaren Greater Lansing is a 289-bed teaching hospital. Sparrow Hospital is a 733-bed teaching hospital with a level I trauma center and pediatric ER. At these sites our patient population includes mild to severe acuity including ICU, post-op, newborns, and post-partum. 


In addition to high-quality required rotations, residents are provided with a generous amount of elective rotation time. This allows residents to personalize their educational process


Residents have the opportunity to teach MSU COM students (OMSI and OMSII) in their lab courses. That includes both up-front lecturing and leading a small group of students. Residents are also responsible for precepting practical exams.

Student OMM Clinic is a weekly service that is managed by the MSU COM medical students and precepted by an attending physician and resident physicians. It is a free clinic open to the community to receive OMM regardless of insurance status. 

Sports Medicine Elective is a course that is run by MSU COM student coordinators in conjunction with MSU athletic trainers and precepted by residents. Students have the opportunity to assess and treat elite athletes and develop their clinical skills. 


Didactics are held every Friday afternoon. They are self-directed by the residents and tailored to their learning needs. A variety of community providers are involved to allow for a well-rounded experience that is relevant to neuromusculoskeletal medicine. Common topics include specialty-specific, biomechanical knowledge, thorough board review, injection techniques, orthotics and prosthetics, the business of medicine, and gait assessment. 

Statewide Campus System

Every 3rd Friday the residents of every ONMM (including ONMM/FM)  program in the state of Michigan gathers for our Statewide Campus System. We hold a neuromusculoskeletal journal club to discuss the latest developments in OMM. Outside speakers present on relevant topics and engage in hands-on training and practice time. This provides a unique collaborative opportunity amongst the ONMM community.

American Academy of Osteopathy Convocation

This exciting event is held annually in March. All residents attend and will take the in-service training exam. At this meeting residents have access to some of the nation’s most prestigious and expert medical providers for formal lectures and break out sessions. It provides a vast array of networking opportunities within the close-knit ONMM community. Registration and in-service exam costs are covered by the program.


Residents are provided with 5 CME days and a generous funding allotment annually.

Contact Us

Matt Zatkin

Mathew Zatkin, DO

Assistant Professor, Residency Program Director

Michele Benton

Michele Benton

Resident Program Coordinator, Curriculum Assistant