150 Years of Excellence

In 1868, five physicians who witnessed the crude medical treatment on Civil War battlefields dedicated themselves to advancing health education and care, and founded the Detroit Medical College in Detroit. Today, the Wayne State University School of Medicine is part of a premier research institution composed of 13 schools and colleges. Nearly 150 years after its establishment, the WSU School of Medicine is still fueled by the passion for its community and dedication to urban clinical excellence. Through social responsiveness and a continuous focus on innovation in education, research and clinical care, the School of Medicine continues to graduate a diverse group of physicians and biomedical scientists who go on to transform the promise of equal health care for all into a reality.

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Wayne State University and the School of Medicine will honor 150 years of excellence in education, research, patient care and service during our sesquicentennial celebration in 2018.  We hope you join us as we celebrate this exciting milestone by participating in events and sharing your Wayne State memories and experiences on social media using #WSU150. 

Additionally, tell us what makes you a Warrior and help future generations of Warrior doctors and biomedical scientists better understand our unique and impressive community.