Curriculum mapping

The medical school faculty is embarking on a curriculum transformation plan starting with Year 1  being implemented July 2018. The Highways to Excellence curriculum develops more individualized educational experiences. The organ systems-based curriculum blends and reinforces basic sciences and clinical experiences from day one, integrating classroom, self-directed learning and small-group learning with clinical skills, cases, experience and training. The curriculum enables physicians-in-training to customize their studies, with time for electives and career choice exploration, including opportunities to focus on the health of underserved populations through community impact missions and partnerships.

Highways to Excellence Curriculum

This is the curriculum track for students who entered Wayne State University School of Medicine after June 2018. Learn more about the new Highways to Excellence Curriculum.
 

WSU SOM Curriculum

This is the curriculum track for students who entered Wayne State University School of Medicine before July 2018. Students who matriculated before the summer of 2018 may be enrolled in the WSU SOM Curriculum. New students cannot enter this track; it has been succeeded by the Highways to Excellence Curriculum track since July 2018.
 

Basic Science Curriculum

The Year 2 program is primarily devoted to understanding the effect of disease processes on organ structure and function and the actions of drugs. In the course of achieving this objective the curriculum is designed to help the student prepare for their role as a problem solver. This will involve acquiring basic information, but, more importantly, it will also involve understanding concepts and relationships. This is the curriculum track for students who entered Wayne State University School of Medicine before July 2018. 

Year 2

MICROBIOLOGY/INFECTIOUS DISEASE & IMMUNOLOGY
CLINICAL MEDICINE I
MEDICAL PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS
PATHOBIOLOGY
PSYCHIATRY
TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE II
PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS
PATHPHYS – CARDIO
PATHPHYS – RESPIRATORY
PATHPHYS – HEMATOLOGY
PATHPHYS – URINARY TRACT/ RENAL
PATHPHYS – GI
PATHPHYS – NEURO
PATHPHYS – DERM
PATHPHYS – ENDOCRINE
PATHPHYS – CONNECTIVE TISSUE

Year 3

CCC (1/2 DAY PER WEEK FOR 6 MONTHS)
FAMILY MEDICINE (4 WEEKS)
GENERAL SURGERY (8 WEEKS)
INTERNAL MEDICINE (8 WEEKS)
NEUROLOGY (4 WEEKS)
OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY (8 WEEKS)
PEDIATRICS (8 WEEKS)
PSYCHIATRY (4 WEEKS)

 

Year 4

ELECTIVES (6 X 4 WEEKS)
EMERGENCY MEDICINE (4 WEEKS)
SUB-INTERNSHIP (MEDICINE, SURGERY, FAMILY MEDICINE, PEDIATRICS) (4 WEEKS)
Schedule will vary based on group assignment.
Schedule will vary based on group assignment.