It takes a village to raise a child, and I firmly believe that giving back to the community that shaped me and made me who I am is an integral part of what it means to be a physician. Health disparities was a part of growing up for me, so to be able to potentially alleviate some of the struggles faced by my community would be the most rewarding part of being a physician.
-Kiswar Basith-Wayne Med-Direct cohort 2016
Wayne Med-Direct accepts 10 students each year for fall semester entry. Applications are accepted until Dec. 1 each year (for admission in the fall semester of the following year). Applications are accepted from throughout the United States. Admission to the program is by Binding Early Decision only.
To become a Wayne MedDirect scholar, you must be driven by the passion to learn about and help reduce health disparities in our communities as future leaders in the medical community. This is a unique opportunity for students who want to pursue a career in medicine.
Wayne Med-Direct evaluates candidates through a holistic admission process. To be eligible to apply, you must:
Preference will be given to students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds who are also interested in studying health disparities.
Applications are evaluated by the Wayne Med-Direct admission committee using a holistic approach, considering the following factors:
25 semifinalists are selected and called for an in-person interview at the Wayne Med-Direct Academic Day held on campus. 10 finalists are selected from the semifinalist pool at the interviews.
All communication is via email to the address provided in the application.