K-12 outreach programs
Reach Out to Youth
This annual program (PDF) brings Detroit students — ages 7 to 11 — to the Wayne State University School of Medicine to learn about basic health care and nutrition, spark interest in science and medicine, boost self-esteem and explore careers in the field. Approximately 350 students and 100 parents participate each year, with medical students and faculty members volunteering as tour guides, workshop leaders and presenters.
C² Pipeline is a 21st Century Community Learning Center-funded program through the Michigan Department of Education. C² Pipeline operates in 15 schools throughout metropolitan Detroit with the goal of college and career readiness. To achieve that goal, C² Pipeline staff use hands-on, project-based learning activities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math to engage students. An emphasis is placed on careers in health care.
School-sponsored career days
We regularly collaborate with elementary, middle and high schools to provide guest speakers for school-sponsored career events. Wayne State University School of Medicine representatives deliver interactive presentations focusing on career opportunities in medicine and what it takes to become a physician. Contact us for more information.
Campus tours and presentations
Schools, youth organizations and other student groups can schedule a tour of the Wayne State University medical campus, where they'll explore high-tech laboratories, interact with faculty researchers and get a firsthand look at life as a medical student. Student groups also can schedule personalized presentations from School of Medicine representatives on or off campus. Contact us for more information.