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  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Detroit
Individual Feedback 5 2 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

Response # Responders
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 0
2014 0
2015 1
2016 0
2017 0
2018 1
2019 0
2020 0
2021 0
2022 0
2023 0
2024 0

Are you pursuing any joint degrees (MD/PhD, MD/MPH, etc.)?

Response # Responders
No 2
BA/DO 0
BS/DO 0
DO/JD 0
DO/MA 0
DO/MBA 0
DO/MPH 0
DO/MS 0
DO/PhD 0
MD/JD 0
MD/MBA 0
MD/MPH 0
MD/MS 0
MD/PhD 0

Are you considered in-state or out-of-state for tuition purposes?

Response # Responders
in-state 2
out-of-state 0
international 0
Not applicable 0

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 2
African American 0
Hispanic 0
Asian or Pacific Islander 0
Native American/ Native Alaskan 0
Other/Multiracial 0

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

What is the reputation of the school in the medical community?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What is the reputation of the research that goes on at this school?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 2

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
515 2

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.78 2

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.82 2

What was the zip code of your residence in high school?

48307

48322

What do you like most about this school?

"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 about this school?

"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

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"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

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 0
Traditional 1

How many courses are taken at a given time?

Response # Responders
1 0
2 1
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0

How long are you typically in class per day?

Response # Responders
<1 hour 0
1-2 hours 0
2-3 hours 1
3-4 hours 0
4-5 hours 0
5-6 hours 0
6> hours 0

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Response # Responders
Video recording 1
Free note taking service 0
Fee-based note taking service 0
Powerpoint slides provided only 0
None 0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

Response # Responders
1 0
2 1
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0

How many students per cadaver?

Response # Responders
Prosections only 0
1-2 0
3-4 1
5-6 0
7-8 0
>8 0

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

Response # Responders
3 months 1
6 months 0
9 months 0
12 months 0
24 months 0

Is the curriculum lecture-centric or small-group centric?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 1

0 = 100% lecture, 10 = 100% small group

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

How much patient interaction is there in the pre-clinical years?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 1

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"Very infrequently. Wayne State is on the cutting edge of video-streaming technology for its lectures. Therefore the only classes with required attendance are labs and group discussions for the most part. Students are free to stream lectures on their own schedule and the site can be accessed anywhere." | Report Response

Is the curriculum designed to promote a specialty? If so, which specialty?

"No." | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 1

0 = Non-existent, 10 = Extensive & convenient

Is a car necessary at any point during your education here?

Response # Responders
Pre-clinical years 0
Clinical years 1
All years 0
No 0

If a car is required for education, how available and convenient is the parking provided to students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 1

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = terrible, 10 = great

What percentage of your medical school classmates would you estimate live on campus, if on-campus housing is available?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 1

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 1
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Please describe the on-campus housing if available (i.e., cost, type - studios, 1-br, 2-br, etc.)?

"There are a number of housing options available, many of which are within walking distance of the school. Others are located in the more vibrant downtown, and students also live in the surrounding suburbs 15 minutes away (Royal Oak, Ferndale, Madison Heights, Southfield, etc. ) Housing prices are definitely rising as of late due to the popularity of moving downtown, but are still significantly lower than other major cities. Nice 1 bedrooms range from $600-$1,000. 2 bedrooms around $1,000-$1,600. But again, prices very widely and you can find places that are significantly cheaper and more expensive than this." | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
3.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Response # Responders
Need-based 0
Merit-based 0
Both 1

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

Are faculty members very available to students via email/message board?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

Are there many opportunities to shadow/work with clinical faculty?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = none, 10 = lots

Are the faculty willing to mentor students in regards to career guidance?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 0
no 1

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Very good." | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Phenomenal. All of the attendings and residents take their responsibility as teacher very seriously and it shows. Some of the best clinical teaching in the country." | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during pre-clinical years?

"Honors/Pass/Fail" | Report Response

What is the grading scale used during clinical years?

"Honors/Academic or Clinical Commendation/Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory/Incomplete" | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = far away, 10 = close

How are clinical rotations scheduled? What are the required rotations?

"Students rotate at 1 of 4 different hospital systems (DMC, Henry Ford, Oakwood, St. Johns). The teaching at each is comparable and all great. Required rotations during 3rd year are Internal Medicine (2 months), Pediatrics (2 months), Family Medicine (1 month), Elective (1 month), OB/GYN (2 months), General Surgery (2 months), Neurology (1 month), Psychiatry (1 month)." | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Depends on the rotation. As an example in Internal medicine patients are usually required to carry 1 or 2 patients. They are expected to act as the primary provider for the patient. This includes pre-rounding on the patient, writing the note, putting in orders (pended orders in EPIC), presenting the patient on rounds, and signing out to the next shift. Obviously everything you do is run by the resident first, but being put in charge of every aspect of patient care is extremely beneficial in learning what its like to operate as a resident. Residency programs continue to comment on how well clinically prepared Wayne State students are to become residents." | Report Response

What is the status/condition of the affiliated hospital(s)?

"DMC is full association with Wayne State. Henry Ford, St. Johns and Oakwood have teaching/research affiliations." | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"There is a large diversity of patient populations between and within each clinical site. Students will see everything from homeless patients without insurance with neglected chronic disease to wealthy business people who need management of well controlled conditions. The variety is a huge asset of the school." | Report Response

Social Environment

Do students do a lot of activities outside of school together?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for older/non-traditional students?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 1

0 = no, 10 = very

What do the students typically like to do in the area?

"The large class size affords great opportunities to get together with people outside of school. With 300 people in the class you are almost guaranteed to find a group of like-minded people to socialize with outside of class. People go to the many bars, restaurants, sporting events, parks, etc. that Detroit has to offer." | Report Response

Post Graduation

How do graduates from this school fare in residency and clinical practice?

"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 do you believe residency directors think about graduates from this program?

"After having gone through residency interviews, I can not understate how many times I heard from faculty and residency directors at other programs how impressed they have been with Wayne grads they have taken into their program. Wayne students have a reputation for receiving top notch clinical training and having all the tools necessary to hit the ground running as independent and more than competent residents." | Report Response

Is this school known for producing physicians strong in a certain area? If so, which area?

"Reputation for producing physicians with a strong clinical focus. There isn't necessarily a single specialty that Wayne grads gravitate to - there are equal and abundant opportunities for exposure to every specialty in medicine." | Report Response

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