As a nationally recognized research facility, the Wayne State University School of Medicine thrives on its research excellence, offering students the opportunity to achieve a first-rate medical education while leading the field through research. Throughout the school’s 25 basic and clinical departments, the efforts of the talented faculty are reflected upon the students as they gain the experience and knowledge necessary to succeed in the medical profession.
Areas of particular research excellence within the School of Medicine include the neurosciences and advanced imaging, women’s and child health, cancer, and urban and African-American health studies. Strong programmatic emphasis is placed upon the integration of the basic and clinical sciences through interdisciplinary research, which has led to the creation of several university designated institutes and centers. Because of these developments, students are provided with the ability to perform cutting-edge research, learn about the most advanced health care practices and obtain experience in other research related activities in the School of Medicine.