Clinical partners

Students work alongside exceptional physicians who teach and practice patient care. Wayne Health and Wayne Pediatrics physicians, as well as other teaching physicians at clinical location sites, mentor and strengthen physician-in-training skills. Each location offers unique experiences and opportunities.

Clinical locations

  • Ascension St. John Hospital, Detroit

    Ascension St. John Hospital is a full-service 612 bed hospital with 24/7 emergency care and a Level I Trauma Center. As a high volume hospital with over 25,000 patient discharges a year, it is a Detroit destination for specialty care - including heart, cancer, stroke care, orthopedics and women’s health including a birthing center and neonatal unit, wide range of minimally invasive procedures using robotic-assisted technology, imaging and lab tests, a dedicated inpatient rehabilitation center, all on one campus.

  • Beaumont Dearborn, Oakwood Campus

    Beaumont Dearborn is a major teaching and research hospital in Dearborn adjacent to Detroit with 632 beds, Level 2 trauma center with more than 86,000 emergency visits and more than 30,000 inpatient discharges. Recognized for clinical excellence and innovation in the fields of orthopedics, neurosciences (Stroke Center of Excellence), women’s health including birthing center and Level 1 NICU, heart and vascular and cancer care.

  • Detroit Medical Center, Detroit

    Detroit Medical Center has served the Detroit community as a leading academically integrated health system.  It is known for patient programs in oncology, organ transplant, cardiology, women’s services, neurosciences, stroke treatment, optometry, orthopedics, pediatrics and rehabilitation. The DMC has more than 2,000 licensed beds. 

  • Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit

    Henry Ford Hospital (HFH) is a state-of-the-art, 877-bed tertiary care hospital with over 110,000 discharges, education and research center located in Detroit’s New Center area. The hospital has a Level 1 Trauma Center and is recognized for clinical excellence in the fields of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics and sports medicine, multiorgan transplantation, and the treatment of prostate, breast and lung cancer. It is the flagship hospital of Henry Ford Health System, one of the nation’s leading comprehensive integrated health systems

  • Karmanos Cancer Institute

    Karmanos Cancer Institute, headquartered in Detroit, understands that beating cancer means bringing together the best. Cancer is a complex disease that demands complex care. With 15 locations throughout Michigan and proudly a part of McLaren Health Care, Karmanos is the largest provider of cancer care and research in the state. Cancer patients have increased access to advanced cancer care in communities throughout the state. This provides an extra level of comfort and peace of mind to patients and their families, knowing they can receive the best care locally.  School of Medicine students learn and research with leading cancer professionals.

  • Michigan Healthcare Professionals (MHP)

    Michigan Healthcare Professionals (MHP) is a physician-led and administered organization whose mission is to develop improved health care systems that are high quality, efficient, coordinated, appropriate and cost effective.  With the future of medicine focused on population health and enhanced wellness-based care models, MHP’s network of highly-trained physicians provide students with advanced training in community outpatient settings, where the majority of patient primary and specialty physician encounters occur. MHP providers are nationally known for several specialties including oncology and radiation therapy.

    MHP’s guiding philosophy of physicians taking more responsibility for the outcomes of medical care and the overall well-being of patients, patient care protocols guided by well-defined clinical trials, an emphasis on preventive medicine and related wellness programs, and a team concept in which physician care is augmented by ancillary health care workers, aligns with the School of Medicine’s goal of developing and training a diverse student body through high-quality education, clinical excellence, pioneering research, and investment in the community to prepare physician and biomedical scientific leaders who transform the promise of equal health into a reality for all.

    School of Medicine’s affiliation with MHP broadens the medical student experience beyond inpatient settings and provides students with the opportunity to understand the continuum of care in a patient-centered care model from wellness and prevention through to chronic and acute illness and injury.

  • St. Joseph Mercy Oakland/St. Mary’s Mercy Livonia

    St. Joseph Oakland is a 497-bed community teaching hospital, level II trauma center and longtime leader in health care in Oakland County. St. Joe's provides comprehensive care including cardiovascular, stroke, orthopedics, obstetrics, gynecology and cancer care.

    St. Mary’s Livonia is a 304-bed hospital with emergency department, Level II Trauma Center, inpatient and outpatient surgery, general medicine, imaging services, physical medicine and rehabilitation services, intensive care unit, cancer care, cardiovascular care, senior services and birthing and women’s services.

  • Veterans Administration Hospital

    Located in Detroit’s Midtown, Veterans Administration Hospital provides services to more than 330,000 veterans living in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair counties.