Wayne State University
College students, general; Medical school students
Workforce Development Focus
Increasing number of healthcare workers
Workforce Issues Addressed
Providing a benefit or incentive that encourages individuals to pursue a healthcare profession; Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession
The Wayne Med-Direct program is a B.S./B.A. to M.D. program that admits 10 freshman students per year to Wayne State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Honors College and creates a pipeline for admission to Wayne State's School of Medicine. The Wayne Med-Direct program participants get a scholarship for 4 years of paid tuition and room & board. If undergraduate participants successfully graduate from the program and if they are admitted to Wayne State's College of Medicine, they will receive a scholarship for 4 years of tuition and fees for medical school. The Wayne Med-Direct participants must be from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds who are interested in studying health disparities. The purpose of the program is to provide tuition assistance and support to disadvantaged students who want to become physicians.