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Wayne State University School of Medicine

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 to 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  $100
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
December 15 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 20 (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 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.81
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  31 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
English physics
organic chemistry general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  8
Combined college/M.D. program URL

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

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.8:1
Full-time faculty  978
Part-time faculty  75
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  251
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  10
Full-time faculty in clinical program  727
Part-time faculty in clinical program  65

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $81.2
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  166
Principal investigators (PIs)  100
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  256

Teaching Hospitals

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

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
Children's Hospital of Michigan Kresge Eye Institute
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center
Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center Providence Hospital and Medical Center
Harper University Hospital Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Henry Ford Hospital Sinai-Grace Hospital
Hutzel Women's Hospital St. John Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

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.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  269
Step 1: Percent passing  91%
Step 1: Average score  226
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  288
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  98%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  235

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  39
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)  $81.2
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $83.05

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.1
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  33.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.81
MCAT total score  31
Acceptance rate  10.9%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.8:1
Total medical school enrollment  1,219

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Deirdre Moore
Financial aid phone  (313) 577-7731



Full-time: $29,855 (in-state)
Full-time: $62,130 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $1,935
Room and board  $13,000
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $162,696

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  78%
Students receiving loans  72%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  46%
Students receiving work study  2%



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