Wayne State University School of Medicine

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Wayne State University School of Medicine

The Wayne State University School of Medicine (pronunciation: /ˈweɪn ˈsteɪt juːnɪˈvɜːrsɪti skuːl ɒv ˈmɛdɪsɪn/) is a medical school located in Detroit, Michigan, United States. It is part of the Wayne State University system and is one of the largest medical schools in the United States.


The school is named after its parent institution, Wayne State University. The university itself was named after General Anthony Wayne, a United States Army officer and statesman. The term "School of Medicine" is a common designation for institutions that offer medical education.

Related Terms

  • Medical education: The education related to the practice of being a medical practitioner, either the initial training to become a physician or further training thereafter.
  • Medical school: A tertiary educational institution, or part of such an institution, that teaches medicine, and awards a professional degree for physicians and surgeons.
  • Detroit: The largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, where the Wayne State University School of Medicine is located.
  • Michigan: A state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States.
  • Anthony Wayne: United States Army officer and statesman, after whom Wayne State University is named.

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