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.


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

No. 2

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


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


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