MD/PhD Program

The MD/PhD program at the Wayne State University School of Medicine is aimed at a few highly motivated individuals! Our program combines outstanding scientific training with state-of-the-art clinical medicine to train individuals as physician-scientists, excelling in careers in research and education. Our program is uniquely structured to integrate clinical and scientific experiences through all years of training. Read more about the program: Administration & Staff, Admissions, Financial Aid, Program Overview.


Research Day

Date: April 13, 2018

Keynote Speakers:

Patrick Hines, M.D., Ph.D.,Professor Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Noreen F. Rossi M.D., F.A.C.P, F.A.S.N., F.A.H.A., Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, Wayne State University

Current Students

Welcome to our new matriculants for the 2018-2019 year:

  • Ethan Firestone
  • Grant LeVasseur
  • Sebastian Pernal
  • Rafael Ramos
  • Maryam Safdar
  • Gregory Schwing

Students Returning to Medical School training (YR 3):

  • Michael Lisieski
  • Jeremy Llaniguez
  • Asra Shaik

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Congratulations to the following students who have been granted national awards or fellowships:

  • Aamod Dekhne, NIH F31 fellowship 2018
  • Alexander Yang, NIH F31 fellowship 2018
  • Asra Shaik, NIH F30 fellowship 2017
  • Patrick Lee, NIH F30 fellowship 2016
  • Natalie Wiseman, NIH F30 fellowship 2015
  • Stephen Dzul, NIH F30 fellowship, 2014
  • Cale Streeter, American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Fellowship 2014


Congratulations to our 2018 MD/PhD program graduates:

  • Stephen Dzul, Radiation Oncology, Detroit Medical Center
  • Eric Kim, Family Medicine, University of Colorado Denver Anschutz
  • Christopher McHugh, ENT, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
  • Helen Wu, Child Neurology, Cincinnati Childrens

150 years in the heart of Detroit