M.D./Ph.D. Program

The M.D./Ph.D. program at the Wayne State University School of Medicine is aimed at a few highly motivated individuals. Our program combines outstanding scientific training with state-of-the-art clinical medicine to train individuals as physician-scientists, excelling in careers in research and education. Our program is uniquely structured to integrate clinical and scientific experiences through all years of training. 

Current Students

Welcome to our new matriculants for the 2019-2020 year:

  • Peter Dimitrion
  • Michael Drasher
  • Annie Nguyen
  • Shreya Nirmalan
  • Zachary Shaffer
  • Joey Toor

Students Returning to Medical School training (YR 3):

  • Aamod Dekhne
  • Patrick Lee
  • Donovan Watza
  • Natalie Wiseman

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MD/PhD Students in the Media:

Student and active AMA member Tabitha Moses: 'I can be a part of the process'

Rafael Ramos and seven other Medical Students traveled with the Wayne State University School of Medicine's World Health Student Organization to Ecuador this spring to work and learn from Ecuadorian physicians and volunteers.

Senior medical student Jeremy "Jay" Llaniguez elected the American Medical Association's Medical Student Section's Speaker of the House

Research led by Wayne M.D./Ph.D. student could lead to treatment for fatty liver disease

MD/Ph.D. Spotlight: Stephen Dzul

Members Move Medicine: From medical device engineer to physician

Medical Student Research Symposium Top Award 

Frontiers in Medicine and Science

White Coat Ceremony, Ethan Firestone and Grandfather Nathan Firestone, M.D. '59

Congratulations to the following students who have been granted national awards or fellowships:

  • Anthony Findley, NIH F30 fellowship 2019
  • Aamod Dekhne, NIH F30 fellowship 2018
  • Alexander Yang, NIH F30 fellowship 2018
  • Asra Shaik, NIH F31 fellowship 2017
  • Patrick Lee, NIH F30 fellowship 2016
  • Natalie Wiseman, NIH F30 fellowship 2015
  • Stephen Dzul, NIH F30 fellowship, 2014
  • Cale Streeter, American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Fellowship 2014


Congratulations to our 2019 M.D./Ph.D. program graduates:

  • Muzamil Arshad, University of Chicago
  • Cale Streeter, Detroit Medical Center


Contact us

Daniel A. Walz, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research
MD/Ph.D. Program Director

Deanna Dona, Manager

540 E. Canfield Ave. 1128 Scott Hall
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 313-577-1455
Fax: 313-577-8796