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logo-wThe Wayne State University School of Medicine has a distinguished history of producing the nation’s finest physicians and researchers. That reputation continues to be built upon today, making the university not only a center for medical education, but the source of groundbreaking clinical research put into practice around the world.

Our Mission

Wayne State University School of Medicine faculty and staff will graduate a diverse group of physicians and biomedical scientists who will transform the promise of equal health into a reality for all.

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With respect to education, the School of Medicine is committed to:

  • Serving as a comprehensive education resource by providing high quality educational programs for undergraduate medical students, post-graduate medical students, graduate students in the medical sciences, and physicians and other health care providers;
  • Preparing individuals for the M.D. degree who will be well equipped both scientifically and in the humanistic aspects of health care to enter the next phase of their professional education;
  • Graduate residents and fellows who are properly prepared to be effective practitioners and to fulfill their professional roles in the context of people’s needs;
  • Increasing substantially the number of physicians from the under-represented groups; i.e., minorities and women;
  • Providing education in medical and health-related areas for students enrolled in other WSU programs and for members of the community-at-large.

The school’s research endeavors are aimed at contributing to the development of new health related knowledge in a variety of areas, including:

  • Preventive and health maintenance approaches;
  • Normal growth, function and development;
  • The nature of disease;
  • Diagnostic techniques;
  • Therapeutic strategies;
  • Rehabilitative methods;
  • Efficient, cost-effective health service delivery systems;
  • Educational methodologies for professionals and consumers;
  • Recruitment, motivation and retention techniques for under-represented minority students.

In the service arena, the school through its faculty attempts to:

  • Make available highly specialized medical care for the community;
  • Deliver comprehensive primary care for the poor of the same quality as that available to the affluent;
  • Provide expert consultation to industry, governmental agencies, health care providers, consumer groups, the press and others on health-related issues.
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A School of Opportunity

Interested in one of the nation’s pre-eminent public research universities in an urban setting? The School of Medicine has a long history of attracting a top notch and diverse student body, as well as for placing its graduates in some of the top medical positions in the country. In addition, the Wayne State University School of Medicine campus is located in the vibrant and growing Midtown area of Detroit.

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he mission of the Wayne State University School of Medicine is to provide the Michigan community with medical and biotechnical resources, in the form of scientific knowledge and trained professionals, to improve the overall health of the community. The Office of Graduate Medical Education was established to oversee the human resource, financial and accreditation processes of residency and fellowship training programs at WSU.

According to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the GME experience is the period following educational training in an organized medical school or college, and prepares the physician for independent practice (also referred to as residency training).

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Welcome from the Dean

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Welcome to the Wayne State University School of Medicine, one of the nation’s finest institutions in the instruction of leading physicians and medical researchers, and a premiere center of groundbreaking medical research.

It is a distinct privilege to be entrusted with leading our school of medicine, which plays such an integral role in improving the lives of so many, both in Michigan and around the world. Our outstanding faculty and I are dedicated to providing the finest education for our medical and doctoral research students.

The Wayne State University School of Medicine has a storied history that reaches back nearly 150 years. We are the home of many medical firsts, including the world’s first open-heart surgery and the discovery of AZT, the first drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of AIDS.

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