Wayne State University

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? Yes
Earliest application date: 06/01
Application deadline: 12/15
Oldest MCAT considered: 2004
Application fee: $50
Director of admissions: Dr. Silas Norman
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? YesThis school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: biology, English, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry, physicsIs a personal interview required for admission? Yes
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? Yes

Acceptance notice to regular application for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Earliest date: October 19
-Latest date: N/A

Applicant’s response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Maximum time in weeks: 3 weeks
-Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
-Deposit to hold place in class: $50
-Deposit due: At time of acceptance offer
-Deposit refundable prior to: N/A
-Starting month for the class of 2007-2008: August

Early Decision Plan application period for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Does the school have an Early Decision Plan (EDP)? Yes
-EDP application period begins: June 1
-EDP application period ends: August 1
-EDP applicants notified by: October 1

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

Applied
Interviewed
Accepted
Enrolled
Total:
3,385
881
518
288
In-state:
1,170
668
415
230
Out-of-state:
2,215
213
103
58
Women:
1,581
409
257
146
Minorities:
1,614
386
205
107
International:
321
66
31
11

Acceptance rate: 15.3%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.54

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 9.8
Verbal reasoning: 9.3
Physical sciences: 9.8
Biological: 10.2
Writing: O

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.):51%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.):20%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 8%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 3%
Mixed disciplines and other:18%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 51%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 20%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 8%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 3%
Mixed disciplines and other: 18%

Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.S.

Does the school have a combined college/M.D. program? Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program: 8 years
Web site for combined college/M.D. program:honors.wayne.edu

Selection Factors
Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors and procedures used in the M.D. admission process:
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
The committee on Admissions will select those applicants who, in its judgment, will make the best students and physicians. Consideration is given to the entire record, GPA, MCAT scores, recommendations, and interview results as these reflect the applicant’s personality, maturity, character, and suitability for medicine. Additionally, the committee regards as desirable certain health care experiences, such as volunteering or working in hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, or doctor’s offices. The committee also values experience in biomedical laboratory research. Following an initial screening process, students with competitive applications are selected to complete a secondary application. Special encouragement is given to candidates from medically under served areas in Michigan.