Learning Communities

Transforming medical education through longitudinal relationships and mentoring

The Wayne Warrior MD Student Learning Communities, or WWLCs, are groupings of medical students from all four years of medical school who learn together and from each other. They establish close and sustained professional relationships and personal connections, and also facilitate common goals. 

Students who participate in WWLCs are more engaged and academically motivated. Students learn best methods for collaboration and are more likely to integrate concepts from one course to others. An active, engaged and inquiry-based learning experience leads to more meaningful learning for students across all domains. The integrative, experiential and deep learning culture fosters personal agency, self-discipline, leadership, negotiation skills and respect for rules and for others.

WWLCs provide support for the basic science curriculum, health and wellness, professional identity formation, clinical skills and service learning.