School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Undergraduate Medical Education

The Medical Student Education Program consists of two components: a core curriculum (mandatory for all medical students at WSU), and an elective program.

The core curriculum is further subdivided into two units:

  • The Year II Unit consists of a 2 month psychiatry course, composed of lectures, videotape vignettes, a patient panel and interactive question and answer sessions. The primary focus of this course is to introduce students to normal developmental processes and psychopathology. This course is also intended to prepare medical students for the Year III clinical psychiatry clerkship.
  • The Year III Unit consists of a four-week clinical clerkship in psychiatry, with an emphasis on patient care.

The elective component of the curriculum consists of a summer externship between Years I and II, as well as clinical and research electives for Wayne State University medical students in Years III and IV, and elective opportunities in clinical care and research for visiting students who have completed a core clerkship in psychiatry. Electives must be arranged through the Office of Records and Registration at WSU SOM.

Guest student application policies.

Psychiatry electives include:

  • Addiction Medicine and Addiction Research
  • Adult Outpatient Psychiatry with Optional Psychotherapy Exposure
  • Brain Imaging of Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders
  • Child and Adolescent Outpatient and Consultation/Liaison Psychiatric Services
  • Emergent and Consultation/Liaison psychiatry
  • Emergent and Inpatient Services
  • fMRI Research in Psychiatric Populations
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Other Research Opportunities per Student Interest

Mary Morreale, M.D.

Assistant Director:
Eva Waineo, M.D.

Tolan Park Medical Building Suite 5-A
3901 Chrysler Service Drive
Detroit MI 48201

Phone: (313) 577-1779
Fax: (313) 577-2233

Program Assistant:
Yolanda Pitts
Phone: (313) 577-3130
Fax: (313) 577-2233