Wayne State University

Interview information

The Office of Admissions will invite selected applicants to interview as part of the admissions process. Applicants that are selected for an interview will be required to attend an Interview Day of their choosing from a schedule of dates taking place from August – February.

Each Interview Day will take place over a half-day and applicants may be invited to attend either a morning or afternoon session based on availability. The Interview Day consists of four parts:

  • A long-form interview conducted by up to two admissions interviewers
  • Five, multiple mini-interviews (MMIs) conducted by Community Partners
  • Lunch with current Wayne State University School of Medicine students
  • A tour of the school
  • Beginning in August 2017, an interview with a current medical student

Wayne State University School of Medicine admissions interviewers may be clinicians, basic science faculty, medical students, medical school faculty and Wayne State University staff. The Community Partners may consist of non-clinicians who are professionals in our university community.

Your Interview Day is an opportunity for us to learn more about you than what is on paper. Your interviewers will evaluate your answers for each interview and the evaluations will be presented with your application to the entire Admission Committee for a final admissions decision.  Final admissions decisions will be released on the next offer day.

There are multiple rounds of offer occurring from October through March.

If you need information about directions, parking, travel time, transportation options, activities in the city or anything else, please review our Admissions Interview FAQs here. Or you can contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@med.wayne.edu or call 313- 577-1466.

Student Stay-Over Program

We want you to experience life as a Wayne State University medical student firsthand. That's why we give you a chance to stay with current medical students as part of the Student Stay-Over Program.

Current students understand the application process and the financial strain that interviewing can add. The Student Stay-Over Program provides you with a safe place to stay while you're on campus and gives you a chance to learn about the Wayne State University School of Medicine, the Wayne State University community and life in the city.

  • This is a student-run program and is not a function of the university.
  • Participation in the program will not influence your admissions status in any way. Please stay wherever you feel most comfortable.
  • We will try to provide a comfortable and safe environment for you. But please understand that living arrangements and student hospitality may vary.
  • Transportation of all forms is your responsibility. This includes transportation to and from the airport and university.
  • You will be responsible for your own meals.
  • You will be responsible for toiletries and all other necessities for your interview.
  • Please stay with a person of your own gender.

Please be conscientious of exam dates when trying to find a student host. If your interview date is close to a second-year exam, try to stay with a first-year student and vice versa. If there are both first- and second-year exams immediately following your interview date, try contacting a third- or fourth-year student. Do not be discouraged from participating in the program if your interview falls close to an exam date. We will do our best to find you accommodations.

To participate in the Student Stay-Over Program, contact any of the participating students. If you have any questions, contact student coordinator Madison Tustian at mtustian@med.wayne.edu . Do not contact the Admissions Office.

Transportation

SKOOT is a new shuttle service providing transportation from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to locations in downtown and midtown Detroit, including Wayne State University. The medical campus is less than a mile from the SKOOT dropoff point on main campus. SKOOT shuttle service is $19 or $20 dollars each way to Detroit locations.

Metropolitan Shuttle Bus Service is another option for transportation from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The cost for the round trip from the airport to the Wayne State University School of Medicine costs less than a taxi. Taxi fare from the airport to the School of Medicine will cost about $40 to $50 each way.

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