School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine
The ability to effectively communicate with peers and members of the healthcare team in the care of patients and their families.
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Affiliated Hospitals

Students attending the School of Medicine are provided with a variety of educational resources from surrounding affiliate hospitals. Through partnerships with these affiliates, the importance of areas such as education, research, and patient care are fortified allowing students to gain knowledge and experience from a diverse variety of medical fields. Students will benefit from a first-rate medical education, in addition to broadening their training opportunities for a future in the medical profession.

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is among the best cancer centers in the United States. It is one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. It is ranked by the National Research Corporation as southeastern Michigan’s most preferred hospital for cancer care. Based in midtown Detroit, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is committed to a future free of cancer.. Karmanos cares for more than 6,000 new patients annually on a budget of $216 million, conducting more than 700 cancer-specific scientific investigation programs and clinical trials. Through the commitment of 1,000 staff, including nearly 300 faculty members, and supported by thousands of volunteer and financial donors, the Institute strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer.
Source: The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Website

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
Since the first Crittenton Hospital opened in Detroit in the early 1900s, the name "Crittenton" has stood for excellence in medical care with a compassionate atmosphere. For many who live in Rochester and surrounding communities, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center is the first place they turn to for the health of themselves and their loved ones. The Detroit location has long since closed, but Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester has established a strong reputation of compassionate, quality care since opening its doors in 1967.

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center is dedicated to enhancing the health status of the individuals that it serves. This mission is accomplished through the provision of a full range of medical technologies and quality services in steadfast partnership with our physicians, staff and community members.
Source: Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Website

Detroit Medical Center
The Detroit Medical Center provides medical services through nine world-class specialty hospitals. The hospitals listed below are part of the DMC family. Together, they combine to be one of the most diversified and capable medical systems in the state, with the shared goal of providing better ways to get better.

  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • Detroit Receiving Hospital
  • Harper University Hospital
  • Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
  • Hutzel Women’s Hospital
  • Kresge Eye Institute
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
  • Sinai-Grace Hospital

Source: The Detroit Medical Center Website

Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center
Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center (OHMC) has 632 beds, and is a full-service teaching hospital in partnership Wayne State University that has served southeast Michigan for more than 50 years. OHMC is the tertiary hub for the three community hospitals of the Oakwood Healthcare System, providing high-level clinical care in a setting designed around the individuality of each patient. OHMC offers state-of-the art emergency medicine, general medicine and outpatient surgery, diagnostic imaging, labor and delivery/neonatal intensive care, pediatrics, intensive care and coronary units. Also opened in 2005, is the Fitzgerald Pavilion, the latest in fully integrated surgical suites. This 110 million dollar expansion brings the next generation of surgery to SE Michigan and offers the best surgical care. Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center serves as the hub for Oakwood’s centers of excellence in Heart, Vascular, Orthopedics/Neurology, Women’s Health and Cancer.

OHMC has also been recognized as a "100 Top " cardiology hospital for the seventh time in eight years.

At Oakwood, quality comes first, and customers are the focus of everything we do. In keeping with our vision, Oakwood will continue to be recognized as “a great place to work and a great place to receive medical care”.
Source: Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center Website

John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
The John D. Dingell VA Medical Center is a 108-bed full service medical center that provides primary, secondary and tertiary care. The medical center provides acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, neurological, and dermatological inpatient care. Primary care, medical and surgical specialties are also provided by the VAMC as well as mental health clinics that include substance abuse treatment, a day treatment center, and a community based psychiatric program with the goal of maintaining patients in their home community. The medical center also operates an 109-bed nursing home care unit and a Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program. The medical center administers two contract Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) located in Yale, Michigan and Pontiac, Michigan as well as two veteran outreach centers in Dearborn, MI and in downtown Detroit. The VAMC serves approximately 330,994 veterans in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and St. Clair counties.

The John D. Dingell VAMC is affiliated with the Wayne State University School of Medicine and supports 75.2 resident FTE. Other major training programs at the medical center include Audiology & Speech Pathology, Dietetics, Nursing, Psychology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Social Work, Surgical Auxiliaries and a Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) program. The John D. Dingell VA Medical Center has a strong and diverse program of research with a FY 2006 budget of $3.5 million dollars in VA grant funding.
Source: The John D. Dingell VA Medical Center Website

Henry Ford Health System
Henry Ford Hospital is a 802-bed tertiary care hospital, education and research complex located in Detroit's New Center area. The hospital is a multi-organ transplantation center and Level 1 trauma center. Henry Ford Hospital is listed in "Best Hospitals in America" (Visible Ink Press). Its doctors are routinely named among America's best.

Including Henry Ford Hospital, the Henry Ford Health System is a six hospital system, they are:

  • Henry Ford Macomb Hospital - Warren Campus
  • Henry Ford Cottage Hospital in Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
  • Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital
  • Henry Ford Macomb Hospital

Source: Henry Ford Health System Website

Providence Hospital
Providence has more than 4,000 staff members, 1,151 physicians and more than 400 active volunteers dedicated to healing the bodies and touching the souls of thousands each year.

As a community- and faith-based teaching system, Providence merges compassion and convenience with university medical care. Providence is a member of St. John Health locally, and a member of Ascension Health nationally, the largest Catholic and not-for-profit health system in the country.

Our 459-bed hospital facility is the largest employer in Southfield. Our hospitals and medical centers span metropolitan Detroit. They include:

  • Providence Southfield – Southfield
  • Providence Medical Center – Providence Park, Novi
  • Providence Medical Center – Farmington Hills
  • Providence Medical Center – Livonia
  • Providence Medical Center – Dearborn Heights
  • Providence Medical Center – South Lyon

Source: Providence Hospital Website

St. John Hospital and Medical Center
St. John Health is comprised of seven hospitals plus more than 125 medical facilities in southeast Michigan. Every year at St. John Health, they touch thousands of lives in southeast Michigan through services such as heart, cancer, obstetrics, neurosciences, orthopedics, physical rehabilitation, behavioral medicine, surgery, emergency and urgent care.

  • St. John Hospital and Medical Center
  • St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital - Macomb Center
  • St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital - Oakland Center
  • St. John North Shores Hospital
  • St. John Detroit Riverview Center
  • Brighton Hospital
  • St. John River District Hospital

Source: St. John Hospital and Medical Center Website

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and its health care professionals offer the latest medical knowledge and compassionate care at three convenient facilities in Southeast Michigan. Patients and their families may take advantage of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Saint Joseph Mercy Saline Hospital in Saline and Saint Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital in Livingston County. Our major clinical services include:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurosciences
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Women’s and Children’s Health
  • Senior Health
  • Full Range of Surgical Services

Source: Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital Website

Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) is a 443-bed comprehensive community hospital and a long-time leader in health care in Oakland County. The hospital is located on the west side of Woodward, just north of Square Lake Road in Pontiac, Michigan.

It is a member of Trinity Health, the fourth largest Catholic health care system in the United States. A member of the Pontiac community for more than 75 years, SJMOs $54.5-million renovation and expansion of its west wing demonstrates its commitment to meeting the needs of the community. The new Robert Gustafson Wing boasts an additional 120,000-square-feet including a new emergency center, private patient tower, imaging center and retail pharmacy.
Source: Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland Website