Wayne State University

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School of Medicine

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Mazurek Education Commons
320 E. Canfield, Suite 322.12
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 577-1598
Fax: (313) 577-2884


As Director for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) at the Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine,
I encourage you to strongly consider pursuing your medical education at WSU. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is dedicated to innovatively promoting the outreach, mentoring and recruitment of persons who represent the diversity of our global community, in an effort to broaden the availability and diversity of exceptional students who will become tomorrow’s successful physicians.

De’Andrea Matthews, D.R.E.

Wayne State University is located in the heart of the cultural center of Detroit, Michigan, commonly known as Midtown. Within a few blocks of the medical school are the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and the Detroit Historical Museum. A few minutes’ drive is the renowned Motown Museum, the Fox Theatre, and the Detroit Opera House. Visitors to the area can also visit Dearborn, Hamtramck, or Mexicantown for quality cuisine.

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It is our belief that a diverse population enriches the educational experience of all of our students. Not only do our students have exposure to numerous cultural museums, entertainment venues and nationally known sports arenas, but the School of Medicine is the single largest medical campus in the United States. Our students gain a wealth of knowledge from area clinics, hospitals, and health care systems all working together in creating a well-rounded, culturally sensitive health care professional.

Student organizations are an engaging part of the culture at the School of Medicine, offering members various educational, social, and volunteer opportunities. The annual Ethnic Fair is a popular student sponsored event where over a dozen cultures share food, fun and dances. Another great event is the Reach Out to Youth program for Detroit youth ages 7 to 11. For over 20 years, Detroit children have been invited to the medical school to get an inside look at medical careers, with hands-on activities and demonstrations.

The ODI website will assist you in learning more about the School of Medicine’s diversity initiatives.
For more information, please call (313) 577-1598. The staff and I will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.


De’Andrea Matthews, D.R.E.
Office of Diversity & Inclusion