Warrior M.D.

Meet our Warrior M.D. Ambassadors, the friendly faces who welcome prospective students and community members to the Wayne State University School of Medicine. With their insider's knowledge about life as a Wayne State medical student, they're a great resource for all your questions — whether you want to know about classes or living in the city. They've been there, done that, and are happy to share their experience with you.

  • Leticia Metseegoum Simo

    Leticia Metseegoum Simo

    Class of 2024

    Why did you choose Wayne State University for Medical School?

    I chose Wayne State University School of Medicine because of the school's emphasis of student education within a culture of inclusion and local investment in the community. I wanted to learn in an environment that accepts differences and promotes tolerance and respect for each other, and where I knew I would will receive all the support necessary to become an excellent patient-centered physician.

    What are some of your extracurriculars?

    1) BMA First Year Outreach Chair 2) AMWA Secretary 3) AMWA Undergraduate Mentoring Program - mentor 4) WSU Campus wide Pre-medical Mentoring Program - mentor 5) WSUSOM Warrior M.D. Ambassador 6) AMWA National Mentorship Program - mentor 7) Neurosurgery Interest Group - member

    What was the best part of your first year of medical school?

    The best part of my first year of medical school has been Gross Anatomy (GA). When school first started, anatomy class was a subject of apprehension for me, as I was wondering how I would react when came the time to start dissecting a cadaver. Three months into medical school, I was handed my first patient. The first encounter was not easy, as I had a multitude of emotions running through me at the same time. However, after volunteering to make the first cut, everything started to move along. Spending time in the GA lab gave me a hands-on understanding of human anatomy, and has shown me how cool and intricate the human body is.

    What was the hardest part of beginning medical school?

    The hardest part of beginning medical school was achieving balance. During my first month of medical school, I was hit with more than 50 lectures. On top of that, I had to learn and practice clinical skills with standardized patients, and I had several zoom meetings to attend. This workload was something new to me, and saying goodbye to the free time I was used to was a big issue. In addition, maintaining simple good habits like exercise and proper diet was tough, as I was convinced that every minute not spent studying could be a big hit on my ability to keep up with the material. Fortunately, I had mentors and coaches assigned through WSUSOM who helped me work through everything, and I went from barely passing a unit and not having a life to passing with grades higher than the cut off and taking on extracurricular activities. Now I have the time to sit on the board of two campus organizations, act as a mentor, cook what I want, exercise regularly, and enjoy Korean Dramas.

  • Luke Geierman

    Luke Geierman

    Class of 2024

    Why did you choose Wayne State University for Medical School?

    I chose Wayne State for many reasons! The most important thing to me about attending Wayne is the connection we have to the Detroit community and the underserved patient population that we care for. The people of this city are incredible, and it is an honor for me to be able to serve them and support the community through student organizations. Wayne's many opportunities for research involvement were also a big draw for me!

    What are some of your extracurriculars?

    Besides being a Warrior M.D. Ambassador, I do neurology research and am a coordinator for the Wilderness Medicine Interest Group and the Medical Student Garden.

    What do you do to support your health and wellness?

    For health and wellness, I love biking and running through the city! On weekends, I love exploring some of the countless delicious restaurants Detroit has to offer.