New admission information for Fall 2023

Contacting the program:

Contact our program staff to get your questions answered via email at or via phone at 313-577-1984. 

Admission information sessions this fall:

Information for Fall 2024 Admission is Forthcoming.

We will be offering Information Sessions this fall for the 2023 admission cycle. Schedule is as follows. Please register here.

  1. Information sessions 

We will cover more about admission criteria, application process, program requirements, Wayne Med-Direct scholarship and what it is like to pursue a degree at WSU. Program representatives and current Wayne Med-Direct students will share information about this wonderful opportunity to pursue career in medicine here in the heart of Detroit. 

  • Thursday, Sep. 28, 6-7 pm ET (Online via Zoom): Recording available in this link

  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 5-7 pm ET (In-person at Welcome Center Auditorium; optional campus tour from 4 to 5 pm) 

  1. Live Q and A 

Drop-in and ask your questions about the Wayne Med-Direct program. No agenda. No slides. Just a chance for you to spend some time with Wayne Med-Direct and Undergraduate Admissions staff who are excited to answer your questions. Submit your questions in advance or bring them to our live Q&A 

  • Thursday, Nov. 23, 6-7 pm ET (Online via Zoom)

Campus tours: 

Wayne State University offeres on-campus tours. We encourage you to visit to sign up for a walking tour. 


Fall 2024 admission to Wayne Med-Direct: 

  • Application deadline for fall 2024 entry to Wayne Med-Direct: Dec. 1, 2024

  • Wayne Med-Direct will continue to be an Early Binding Decision Program 

Eligibility criteria for fall 2024:  

Wayne Med-Direct evaluates candidates through a holistic admission process. To be eligible to apply, you must:  

  • Have a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA   

  • Have a minimum 1310 SAT or 28 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.  

*Students are required to submit an ACT or SAT score to be eligible for consideration to Wayne Med-Direct. Students should not elect to the test-optional pathway offered for general admissions to WSU if they wish to be considered for Wayne Med-Direct for fall 2023 admissions. 

We understand that students may have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants will have an opportunity to share information in an optional essay about how the pandemic has impacted their educational experience and their current application to the program. 

Admission process:

Applications will be evaluated by the Wayne Med-Direct admission committee using a holistic approach.  

25 semifinalists will be selected and called for a virtual interview. 10 finalists will be selected from the semifinalist pool from the interviews.  

Admission timeline for fall 2024: 

All communication will be delivered via email to the address provided in the application.  

  • WSU undergraduate application becomes available online: Aug. 1, 2023
  • Application deadline for Wayne Med-Direct: Dec. 1, 2023
  • All applicants will be notified if selected for an interview by Jan. 22, 2024
  • Virtual interviews for semi-finalists will be on Feb. 3, 2024
  • Semifinalists will be notified about finalist standing by Feb. 9, 2024
  • Finalists must inform the Wayne Med-Direct program of their decision to accept the offer within two weeks of being notified

Frequently Asked Questions:  

  1. How will high school transcripts be evaluated given the variable approaches taken by school districts related to pass/fail or credit/no credit or other COVID-19 related grades? 

While your transcript and GPA will be a key component of your application to Med-Direct we understand that transcripts this year will reflect a variety of different approaches in instruction and grading. Therefore, we will hold students harmless for receiving pass/fail, credit/no credit, or other grading systems adapted. Each academic record will be reviewed within the context of all previous coursework for which grades are available while also considering the student's academic performance and the rigor of the curriculum selected. 

  1. I was unable to participate in extracurricular activities due to the COVID-19 stay at home orders. Will this negatively affect my Wayne Med-Direct application?  

Our goal is to hold students harmless for the unique challenges encountered during the pandemic. Therefore, we encourage students to share their specific challenges in the optional essay we have reserved for that purpose.