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  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Detroit
Individual Feedback 5 5 Responses
The Basics

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

Response Avg # Responders
7.20 5

0 = Terrible, 10 = World Class

What do you like most?

"Interesting patient population" | Report Response

"Flexibility. I loved that there was a lot of diverse pathophysiology. Unfortunately there is a lot of medically underserved people there." | Report Response

"Clinical opportunities early - Student Run Clinics and M2 Clinical Experiential Clerkship program. P4 (Population, Patient, Physician, & Professionalism) Course covers pertinent public health, ethics, and more regarding treating patients. This school deeply engages with the community; Detroit is a unique environment in which to experience all types of clinical scenarios - a breadth which you will not find elsewhere." | Report Response

"Clinical experience and pathology. You will see things in Detroit you won't see anywhere else. And because the hospitals are chronically understaffed, you will get to do more than many of your colleagues at other schools." | Report Response

"The quality of clinical rotations in third year is unmatched. The teaching at the affiliated hospitals that students rotate at combined with the volume and diversity of pathology is tremendous. Students leave Wayne State fully prepared to function as more than competent interns, often moreso than other programs that are viewed as more prestigious." | Report Response

What do you like least?

"With such a large class size things slip through the cracks sometimes ...need to advocate for yourself" | Report Response

"The patient population was a bit overwhelming at times." | Report Response

"Their new curriculum is poorly executed. Furthermore, they routinely ask for student feedback but ignore it completely. Communication is a huge problem - the administrators and faculty do not communicate with each other or the students. This breakdown in communication is pervasive and causes a lot of added stress to students. An example of this is when the start date of M2 was suddenly changed weeks before M1 was about to end and students found out that they would not receive financial aid as expected. Students were panicked, many wondering how they would pay for food and rent. Administrators refused to have a Town Hall with students. Ultimately, the start date was changed back to the original, and because of the mistake of financial aid, the school issued a stipend (which for many helped, but was still not enough)." | Report Response

"Generally unresponsive administration (this is changing fast). Poor coordination between/among lecturers in different topics- we often get taught the same thing multiple times. Teaching to step 2 rather than step 1." | Report Response

"The quality of the support staff working for student affairs, financial aid, etc. at times is frustratingly poor. It can be difficult to obtain things like transcripts, signatures for forms, etc." | Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 3

0 = Competitive, 10 = Cooperative

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for older/non-traditional students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Do you/did you feel well prepared for your board exams?

Response Avg # Responders
3.50 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

How approachable are faculty members?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 3

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

What are the facilities and clinics like (old/new, well maintained, etc.)?

"Well maintained." | Report Response

"Some facilities are older, but well maintained. Others are new. Overall, the spaces are nice, there is just not enough space to adequately accommodate the needs of the students." | Report Response

How do students from this program do after graduation - are they adequately prepared for practice?

"I believe so." | Report Response

"Students are very prepared, as the clinical experience is unparalleled." | Report Response

"Students match above the national average for residency in a wide range of specialties, both competitive and less competitive. Wayne grads can be found in residencies, academic settings, and private practices across the country. There is a strong alumni base to draw from." | Report Response

What are rotations like?

"I enjoyed them. The associated hospital systems has a lot of IMGs/AMGs, so they give you lously evaluations. Yet people match well." | Report Response

"7" | Report Response

How do students from this program do in the Match?

"Well." | Report Response

Any other information you want to share?

"I enjoyed my time here. I would definitely go again. It was a reach school (OOS), yet I felt prepared for boards and got my #1 speciality and location. Thank you God, my family, and WSUSOM." | Report Response

"This program is for people who can deal with constant uncertainty and miscommunication in the first two years. Additionally, be prepared to learn on your own and spend money (not budgeted into the cost of attendance) on outside resources, as lectures are confusing, outdated, and have not been revamped to fit within the new curriculum which assessed by NBME exams. If you can make it through the rough pre-clinical years, M3 and M4 will be a unique clinical experience which will make you well-prepared for any residency program." | Report Response

"This school is known for its clinical medicine, generally putting students in the trenches. Also has ample research opportunities, and a vast array of residency options. School itself has passable facilities, no-frills working infrastructure, and key resources for students to succeed. Poor alumni network and utilization, poor class cohesion, but attendings know what going through Wayne means- and they know you will have solid clinical skills after this program." | Report Response

"Low cost of tuition, low cost of living, excellent clinical training, great residency placement and a recent boom/turnaround in the city of Detroit make the educational experience at this school highly desirable." | Report Response

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