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Important Update Regarding COVID-19 

Office of the Admissions at Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSUSOM) recognizes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to ensure no applicants are disadvantaged as a result of this event, please note the amendments to our policy.

Coursework and Pre-Requisites:

Colleges and universities nationwide are offering a pass/fail or credit/no credit option in addition to transitioning to online platforms. For any pre-requisite coursework: Wayne State University School of Medicine strongly recommends that you do not take these courses online. However, during these uncertain times, we will be flexible if no in-person courses are available and will accept courses from other 4-year colleges & universities with preference given to your home institution. For all courses: Strong candidates will select courses to be graded as opposed to P/F if the option is available.

MCAT Testing Information:

Applications will be accepted from individuals who were unable to take the MCAT due to COVID-related test cancellations. For these candidates, we will base decisions on the information that is available to us at the time of the application. We will require applicants to have taken the MCAT before we make admissions decisions for the Class of 2025.  We encourage applicants to not delay applying because an MCAT score is not yet available.

NEW for 2021 cycle - Video Interview Tool for Admissions (VITA):

Given the need to conduct interviews safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are using virtual interviews in our process. To further enhance our holistic review process during the 2021 application cycle, we are requiring applicants to complete the Video Interview Tool for Admissions (VITA), administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), to assess five of the core competencies that our admissions committee believes are essential for success at our medical school. 

The AAMC VITA was designed to complement our live virtual interview process — and not replace it.

  • If you are invited to complete the AAMC VITA, you will receive an interview invitation from HireVue, the video interviewing platform.
  • The AAMC VITA is an online one-way interview that you will only have to complete once.
  • It can be completed in a location and at a time most convenient for you during the interview window.
  • Free preparation materials, including an Applicant Preparation Guide (pdf) (pdf) are available through the AAMC.
  • A practice test will be available from the AAMC.
  • You are encouraged to prepare for this in the same way you would prepare for an in-person interview.
  • There are no fees for the AAMC VITA interview for the AMCAS 2021 season.

Through hands-on clinical education in the heart of a rapidly evolving city, the Wayne State University School of Medicine provides a distinct experiential advantage that sets you apart from your peers at other colleges. When you become a Warrior M.D., you'll work alongside leading clinicians who will take you out of the classroom and straight to the operating rooms, bedsides, and communities where your work will make a difference.

Join us for a virtual event

The Office of Admissions holds multiple virtual events about attending medical school in Detroit. Currently, tours have been postponed until further notice. Please check back for updates for future tours. 

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The School of Medicine boasts a 98.16% Total Success Match Rate — well above the national average.


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