Application process

Join us on your path to becoming a Warrior M.D. at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Our admission process is thorough and goes beyond the numbers. We examine your entire profile, including your academic accomplishments, test results, recommendations, and personal traits. Our goal is to identify individuals who not only excel academically but also possess the maturity, character, and drive to become accomplished and successful physicians.

Application Milestones

  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
    • We recommend taking the MCAT in the spring before you apply.
    • Scores from exams taken within the past three years will be considered individually; they will not be combined.
    • The MCAT must be taken no later than September of the application year.
  • Letters of Recommendation
    • We request letters of recommendation with your secondary application.
    • A secondary application must include a statement from the pre-medical advisory committee at your college or university or three letters of recommendation with at least two from faculty members, including one within the past 12 months.
    • Postbaccalaureate or graduate program applicants are encouraged to submit at least one letter from their program.
    • M.D./Ph.D. program applicants must include a letter from a researcher.
    • Letters can be sent through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) and will be kept on file until your primary application is reviewed.
    • If your undergraduate advising office uses VirtualEvals, AMCAS will download the letters once posted.
  • Interviews

    Here is a list of important information regarding the 2023-2024 interview cycle:

    • Interviews will be conducted virtually.
    • Attending an Interview Day is mandatory
    • Chosen candidates will be invited to attend an Interview Day after submitting preliminary and secondary applications, along with recommendation letters.
    • The interviews will take place through the Zoom platform in our AMP Application Portal.
      • We do not require CASPer or PREview.
    • The interview process comprises a faculty interview, a medical student interview, and up to five Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) stations.


  • Technical standards

    A candidate for the medical degree must possess abilities and skills consistent with the requirements of the Michigan Handicappers Civil Rights Act (Act 220 of the Public Acts of 1976), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-112), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Public 101-226).

    Medical degree candidates must possess certain minimum technical capabilities essential to meeting the academic requirements of the program, including cognitive, observational, communication, motor, intellectual, conceptual, behavioral and social skills. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to assist in learning, performing and satisfying these fundamental standards. Reasonable accommodations will also be made to facilitate the progress of students where it does not compromise the Wayne State University School of Medicine's standards or interfere with the rights of others.

    Accommodations will be made for disabilities in certain areas of the curriculum as required by law. The need for personal aids or assistants, caregivers, readers and interpreters may not be acceptable in certain phases of the curriculum, particularly during the clerkship years, when the use of a trained third party may not be permissible during some clinical training.

    Read the full technical standards policy