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 2023-2024 year:

  • Yasmeen Berry
  • Beverly Fu
  • Kendyll Gartrelle
  • Kian Hershberger
  • Venkata Patchigolla
  • Andrew Wu

Students Returning to Medical School training (YR 3):

  • John Campeanu
  • Jenna Carter
  • Justin Hackett
  • Ashley Kramer
  • Paul Morse
  • Tabitha Moses

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

  • Jugmohit Toor, NIH F30 fellowship 2024
  • Peter Dimitrion, NIH F30 fellowship 2024
  • Shreya Nirmalan, NIH F30 fellowship 2023
  • Rafael Ramos, NASA's Michigan Space Grant Consortium's Graduate Fellowship 2023
  • Ethan Firestone, NIH F30 fellowship 2023
  • Michael Drasher, Fullbright Award 2023
  • Gregory Schwing, NIH F30 fellowship 2022
  • Tabitha Moses, NIH F30 fellowship 2021
  • James Matchynski, NIH F30 fellowship 2020
  • Nolan O'Hara, NIH F30 fellowship 2020
  • Ashley Kramer, NIH F30 fellowship 2019


Congratulations to our 2024 M.D./Ph.D. program graduates:

  • Scott Baughan, Univ. of Minnesota
  • James Matchynski, U of M, Ann Arbor
  • Nolan O'Hara, U of M, Ann Arbor

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Contact us

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

Deanna Doña, Associate Director, Biomedical Graduate Programs

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