The Office of Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) and Curricular Affairs is committed to supporting the Wayne State University School of Medicine's educational mission. The mission of office is to develop and graduate a diverse cadre of physician-leaders who are:

  • Comprehensively educated to provide high-quality 21st century health care
  • Uniquely trained to provide high-quality health care in a complex health system
  • High in acuity
  • Highly diverse
  • Working in clinical and community environments
  • In alignment with educational goals, understand and demonstrate social accountability in support of the priority health needs of the local, state and national communities they serve

The faculty utilize a combination of instructional strategies and methods grounded in the science of education to create a climate in which students are actively involved in the learning process.

Students exhibit concern and awareness for the biological/scientific, social/cultural and psychological/emotional aspects of health problems. Students appreciate the diverse cultures and the mixed threads that shape and influence their attitudes toward the people they treat. Through both curricular and non-curricular activities, students exhibit a readiness to assess, identify and implement the health care needs of their community and thus demonstrate their commitment to social accountability.

All aspects of the curriculum are reinforced by a student evaluation process consistent with the goals of the School of Medicine and the goals of the broader university community and its distinct urban mission.