The School of Medicine at Wayne State University

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

We consider the entire record, GPA, MCAT, recommendations, interview, disadvantages overcome, and service to underserved populations; extracurricular activities and health-patient care activities are highly valued. Research is valued, but not required. Competitive applicants complete a secondary application and are considered for interview. Only U.S. and Canadian citizens are eligible.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Silas Norman
Application fee $50
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
December 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 24 (Begins)
July 30 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 3
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered Yes
Early decision application period June 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date October 1
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.64
Oldest MCAT considered 2009
Average MCAT scores 10.1 MCAT composite score
10.7 biological
10.2 physical sciences
9.4 verbal reasoning
P writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology
English
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
physics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program 8
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​honors.​wayne.​edu/​medstart

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women’s health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Occasionally
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.8:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 1,030
Part-time faculty 85
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 314
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 7
Full-time faculty in clinical program 716
Part-time faculty in clinical program 78

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $74.4
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals N/A
Principal investigators (PIs) N/A
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants N/A

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Providence Hospital and Medical Center
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center Sinai-Grace Hospital
Doctors Hospital of Michigan St. John Hospital
Harper University Hospital St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital
Henry Ford Hospital
Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital Macomb Center
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital – Clinton Township St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital – Warren
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Oakland Center
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Hutzel Women’s Hospital St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center William Beaumont Hospital–Grosse Pointe
Kresge Eye Institute William Beaumont Hospital–Royal Oak
Michigan Orthopedic Specialty Hospital William Beaumont Hospital–Troy

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The four-year Wayne State Medical School program has 158 weeks of basic and clinical science. The Year 1 and 2 curriculum focuses on normal and abnormal structure and function of the human body. The Clinical Science curriculum in Years 3 includes eight required clerkships, while the Year 4 curriculum has three required courses and five electives.

Medical School Ranking

#75 Best Research
Rank Not Published Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 36
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $74.4
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $72.21

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 35.0% – Low

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.64
MCAT composite score 10.1
Acceptance rate 12.5% – High
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.8:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 1,226

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 1,226
In-state students 80.9%
Minority students 29.1%
Underrepresented minority students 9.5%
International students 5.1%
Non-traditional students 21.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Deirdre Moore
Financial aid phone (313) 577-1039

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $29,413 (in-state)
Full-time: $61,213 (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,883
Room and board $12,500
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $161,890

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 84%
Students receiving loans 81%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 38%
Students receiving work study 2%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology psychiatry
emergency medicine radiology – diagnostic
family practice surgery – general
internal medicine transitional year
pediatrics

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 35.0% – Low
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 54.0%