Wayne State University

Undergraduate and post-degree support programs

MCAT preparation

Thank you for your interest in the Summer MCAT Preparation Program. This program will not be offered during the Summer of 2017 for assessment purposes; however, we are working to provide exceptional programming in 2018.

The Summer MCAT Preparation Program is a six-week program that accepts a maximum of 20 low-income students annually. There is no cost to accepted program students, as it is designed to provide MCAT preparation to those who otherwise may not be able to afford a formal preparation program. This program is geared towards college juniors, seniors, and post-degree students.

The program includes instruction, application, and practice related to common elements of the exam.  The program meets twice a week, for three hours each session, during the six-week period. It is offered in the evening to accommodate students who are working and/or in classes. Ms. Deborah Holland is the program coordinator and premedical advisor for the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

Instruction is provided by current medical students. This adds an element of peer mentoring and social support for program participants.

Application process
Applications are submitted electronically, but are also available in .pdf format. Applications are available in April and are due by mid-May annually.

Selection process 

Program priority is given to:

  • Michigan residents
  • Low socioeconomic status
  • First generation college students
  • Students who plan to take the MCAT in August or September of program application year
  • Students who have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours
  • Students who have completed the following courses with labs:
    • General Biology
    • General Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Physics
  • Students who have a minimum science GPA of 3.0

Workshops

Students can participate in any number of informational workshops throughout the year to better prepare for admission to medical school.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The medical school admission process
  • Getting into medical school
  • Understanding the American Medical College Application Service
  • The medical school interview
  • Not accepted: the medical school reapplicant

Advising

Comprehensive advising for prospective medical students is available throughout the year. Please contact Deborah Holland, pre-med advisor for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, at dholland@med.wayne.edu or 313-577-3153 to schedule an appointment.

Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students

We maintain a close relationship with Wayne State University's chapter of the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students, which offers collaborative support and unique opportunities for minority students pursuing degrees in medicine. For more information, contact MAPS advisor Deborah Holland or visit the MAPS website.

Men of Color Aspiring in Medicine

Men of Color Aspiring in Medicine is a group of determined, motivated and ambitious individuals who are aspiring to become phenomenal health care providers.

The organization's purpose is to help men of different ethnicities by motivating, supporting and mentoring them to become successful nurses, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, dentists, physical therapists and more.

MOCAIM aims to:

  • Mentor and encourage young men from diverse backgrounds who are considering careers in medicine.
  • Build a network of determined individuals with similar goals to foster unity and brotherhood.
  • Increase diversity among men in medicine.

MOCAIM provides members with opportunities for volunteer work, job shadowing, paid MCAT training and more. For more information and to learn how to join, email mofcolor.a.i.m@gmail.com.

Timmy Global Health WSU

Timmy Global Health WSU expands access to healthcare and empowers students and volunteers to tackle today's most pressing global health challenges. To achieve this goal, Timmy WSU sends a medical service team every August to support the work of our international partner Banelino. Timmy WSU also channels financial, medical and human resources to community-based health and development projects here in Detroit and in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic.

Additional resources

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion encourages underrepresented students to explore additional resources available to them at the following sites:

AAFP Minority Medical Student Resources

BestColleges.com Resources:
Financial Aid Opportunities for Minority Students
Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students
Scholarships for African American Students