We are a unique B.S./B.A. to M.D. program that admits 10 students each year to Wayne State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and creates a pipeline for admission to Wayne State's School of Medicine. We emphasize mentoring and training our scholars to become leaders in the medical community determined to reduce urban health disparities in their communities. During undergraduate studies, Wayne Med-Direct scholars have the opportunity to volunteer, engage in patient care and participate in research. They also learn about health disparities and become a part of the School of Medicine community, leading to Wayne State's M.D. program.

New admission information for Fall 2024

Summary of program benefits

  • Admission to College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Irvin D. Reid Honors College
  • Admission to WSU School of Medicine* 
  • Four years of paid undergraduate tuition**
  • Four years of paid undergraduate room and board in university housing**
  • Four years of paid School of Medicine tuition**
  • Participation in specially designed pre-freshman summer program
  • Cutting-edge research and field experiences with renowned faculty mentors
  • Participation in curricular enhancements such as community service and clinical experiences
  • Participation in a Learning Community focused on leadership training and health disparities education 
  • Dedicated academic advising, MCAT preparation help, and medical school application support 

*Subject to matriculation criteria and holistic admissions process

**Subject to scholarship eligibility criteria and maintaining satisfactory academic progress 


Video of Pivotal Moments: Discover Cedric Mutebi

Seeing so many inequities in my community, I am inspired to enact change on an individual and systemic level. The Wayne Med-Direct program gives me the opportunity to not only pursue medicine, but to understand what I can do to alleviate health disparities. As a physician, I aim to directly serve underserved communities, while contributing to and advocating for health policy and equity.-Simi Olabode-Wayne Med-Direct Cohort 2022

  • COVID-19 admissions updates
    • Admission to Wayne Med-Direct in Fall 2021
      We are still determining what would be the best way to operate the admission process this year. As soon as a decision is made, this website will be updated to include specific details. We understand that you may have encountered many challenges due to the pandemic, impacting your plans to apply to Wayne Med-Direct in a variety of different ways. Therefore, we are thoughtfully considering those difficulties and hoping to provide a reasonable solution. 

    • Contacting the program
      Our program staff is working remotely now and the best way to get your questions answered would be via email. Please feel free to send any questions to med-direct@wayne.edu.  

    • Admission information sessions this fall
      We will be offering admission information sessions this fall for the 2021 admission cycle as usual. However, with health and safety of our prospective student and their families and our staff in mind, we will be conducting information sessions virtually. Information session schedule and registration details will be posted in this website.  

    • Campus tours
      Wayne State University is closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and is following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of State, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). At this time, we have suspended our campus visit program. We encourage you to explore our virtual opportunities to learn more about campus.

    • Wayne State University General Admission updates
      Please visit 2020/2021 Admissions process updates page.