M.D. Admissions Policies

Office of Admissions policies related to the LCME functions and structure of a medical school

Conflict of Interest Policies

A medical school has in place and follows effective policies and procedures applicable to board members, faculty members, and any other individuals who participate in decision-making affecting the medical education program to avoid the impact of conflicts of interest in the operation of the medical education program, its associated clinical facilities, and any related enterprises.

View the Conflict of Interest Policy here

Anti-Discrimination Policy

A medical school does not discriminate on the basis of age, creed, gender identity, national origin, race, sex, or sexual orientation.

View the Anti-Discrimination Policy here

Secondary Application Fee Waiver Policy

This policy outlines when applicants to the M.D. Program, Joint M.D./Ph.D. Program, or Joint M.D./MPH program are required to pay a Secondary Application Fee and stipulates under what circumstances an applicant will qualify for an application fee exception.  This policy applies to all WSUSOM M.D. program and joint degree program applicants.

View the Secondary Application Fee Waiver Policy here 

Medical Student Selection, Assignment, and Progress

A medical school establishes and publishes admission requirements for potential applicants to the medical education program, and uses effective policies and procedures for medical student selection, enrollment, and assignment. 

Premedical Education/Required Coursework

Through its requirements for admission, a medical school encourages potential applicants to the medical education program to acquire a broad undergraduate education that includes the study of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, and confines its specific premedical course requirements to those deemed essential preparation for successful completion of its medical curriculum.

View the Premedical Education/Required Coursework Policy here

Admissions Committee

The Admissions Committee is body responsible for admitting suitable candidates and rejecting unsuitable candidates.  The final responsibility for accepting students to the Wayne State University School of Medicine rests with this committee. 

View the Admissions Committee Policy here

Policies Regarding Student Selection/Progress and Their Dissemination

The faculty of a medical school establish criteria for student selection and develop and implement effective policies and procedures regarding, and make decisions about, medical student application, selection, admission, assessment, promotion, graduation, and any disciplinary action. The medical school makes available to all interested parties its criteria, standards, policies, and procedures regarding these matters.

View the Policies Regarding Student Selection/Progress here

Technical Standards

A medical school develops and publishes technical standards for the admission, retention, and graduation of applicants or medical students with disabilities, in accordance with legal requirements.

View the Technical Standards here

Characteristics of Accepted Applicants

Our balanced consideration includes characteristics associated with:

  • Experience
  • Personal Attributes
  • Academic Metrics
  • Academic Excellence
  • Competency
  • Motivation for Medicine
  • Altruism
  • Integrity
  • Communication Skills
  • Potential to Contribute to the Medical School Educational Experience and to the Profession of Medicine
  • Leadership
  • Life Experiences
  • Scientific or social research experience
  • Socioeconomic Status