An enhanced, experiential and exceptional curriculum

The Wayne State University School of Medicine has a rich, 150-year history of preparing physicians and biomedical scientists who work to transform the promise of access to equal health care for all into a reality. Through hands-on clinical education in the heart of a rapidly-evolving city, the School of Medicine provides students a distinct experiential advantage.

The new Highways to Excellence curriculum develops more individualized educational experiences. The organ systems-based curriculum blends and reinforces basic sciences and clinical experiences from day one, integrating classroom, self-directed learning and small-group learning with clinical skills, cases, experience and training. The curriculum enables physicians-in-training to customize their studies, with time for electives and career choice exploration, including opportunities to focus on the health of underserved populations through community impact missions and partnerships.

No. 2

Ranked No. 2 medical research institution in Michigan — U.S. News and World Report


The School of Medicine boasts a 98.16% Total Success Match Rate — well above the national average


Nearly 40% of Michigan's practicing physicians received all or part of their medical training at WSU.


More than 24,000 hours of community service by Year 1 and 2 students annually