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.
More than 34,000 hours of community service by Year 1 and 2 students annually
Ranked No. 2 medical research institution in Michigan — U.S. News and World Report
Nearly 40% of Michigan's practicing physicians received all or part of their medical training at WSU.
The School of Medicine boasts a 98.16% Total Success Match Rate — well above the national average
- Medical students create mask to share implicit biases and professional identities
- Student efforts in updating dermatology curriculum lead to increased images of skin of color
- Wayne State University receives award from Association of American Medical Colleges for telehealth equity efforts
- Students and faculty praised for collaborative project transforming curriculum amid pandemic safety concerns