Canadian and permanent resident students

Your residency for admission purposes is determined by the legal residence stated on your American Medical College Application Services application.

To be eligible to apply for admission to the Wayne State University School of Medicine, you must have completed a bachelor's degree including all Medical School pre-requisites and you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A U.S. permanent resident
  • A Canadian citizen
     - OR - 
  • A student who has completed a bachelor's, masters or doctoral degree at Wayne State University regardless of citizenship. 

If your educational background includes work outside the United States, you must have completed two years of coursework, including required courses, at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.

Canadian students

Canadian citizens are treated as non-residents for both admission and tuition purposes. Typically, 30 percent to 40 percent of our class is non-resident. Each year, we have approximately 10,000 applicants for a class of 300.

Contact the Office of International Students and Scholars for more information. OISS is a valuable resource for prospective and admitted international students.

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