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Wayne Med-Direct

An innovative B.S./B.A to M.D. program at Wayne State University

Wayne Med-Direct (Wayne M.D.) is a unique program that guarantees admission to Wayne State’s School of Medicine and Irvin D. Reid Honors College for 10 students each year. Wayne M.D. emphasizes mentoring and research by giving participants the opportunity to become part of the School of Medicine community during their undergraduate studies, leading to M.D. or combined M.D./Ph.D. degree programs at WSU.


Wayne State University will evaluate candidates through a holistic admission process, including a review of distance traveled. To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Have a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Have a minimum 1340 SAT or 30 ACT score
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be an incoming freshman

Preference will be given to students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds who are also interested in studying health disparities.


  • Admission to WSU’s Honors College and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Guaranteed admission to the WSU School of Medicine upon satisfaction of the eligibility requirements, as well as successful completion of the B.A. or B.S. degree and MCAT
  • Four years of paid undergraduate tuition
  • Four years of paid School of Medicine tuition
  • Four years of paid undergraduate room and board costs in university housing
  • Cutting-edge research and field experiences with renowned faculty mentors
  • Participation in summer enrichment courses
  • Participation in specially designed curricular enhancements such as seminars, workshops and hands-on clinical training in the School of Medicine
  • Free MCAT and GRE preparation
  • Travel to relevant research conferences and symposia

Applications for Wayne Med-Direct are due Jan. 15, 2016. Apply for admission to Wayne State using the university application and submit the additional Wayne Med-Direct application.

Applications for Wayne Med-Direct will be available on this web page in the near future. Please check back for availability of application.

The Wayne Med-Direct program is administered collaboratively through Wayne State University’s Graduate School, Irvin D. Reid Honors College, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and School of Medicine.