Preparing for medical school

Embarking on the path to medical school involves careful preparation for the application process.

At Wayne State University School of Medicine, our approach revolves around holistic evaluation. The review considers many aspects, encompassing GPA, MCAT scores, health and patient care involvements, community service, employment, and various activities and experiences. We delve beyond exam scores and transcripts, examining intangible attributes. As you venture into the application phase, note that we do not impose any minimum GPA or MCAT score requirements. Your journey is unique, and we're committed to understanding the entirety of your potential.

Pre-med advising and resources

Advising appointments for applicants will be referred to their pre-health advisor. Check the NAAHP list If you need assistance locating your pre-health advisor
If you are a current WSU student applying to medical school, please see your WSU pre-health advisor.

Selection factors

The Wayne State University School of Medicine evaluates candidates through a holistic admission process. In addition to fulfilling all admission requirements, your record, including grade-point average, Medical College Admission Test scores, recommendations and interview results, will be considered. The Admission Committee uses this process to evaluate your personality, maturity, character and suitability for a medical career.

Relevant experience

Prior experience in the health care field is desirable and improves your chances of being admitted to the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Percentage of accepted applicants with relevant experience:

  • 87 percent Non-medical/clinical community service or volunteer experience
  • 90 percent Medical/clinical community service or volunteer experience
  • 1 percent Military service
  • 56 percent Medical/clinical paid employment

Matriculant MCAT scores and GPA scores for the 2023 entering class

Type Accepted scores ranging from
the 10th to 90th percentile
Median National median
Overall GPA 3.61-3.98 3.85 3.77
Science GPA 3.51-3.98 3.81 3.7
MCAT total score*  504-519 512 510
CPBS 125-131 128 128
CARS 124-130 127 126
BBLS 126-130 128 129
PSBB 126-131 129 129
*MCAT scores before 2015 cannot be accepted. 

Additional resources

M.D. Admissions policies 

All current policies