Get Involved

Alumni and Medical Students can engage with the WSU School of Medicine through mentoring, volunteering, events & more! 


Opportunities for Alumni

The WSU Medical Alumni Association presents countless opportunities for School of Medicine graduates to engage with current students, fellow alumni, prospective students, the community and volunteers. Read below to learn more about the invaluable ways to connect with the Warrior Medicine family. Alumni can fill out the Alumni Volunteer Interest Form to get started. Current medical students can get involved by completing the Student Interest Form. 

Engage with Current Students

Please submit the Alumni Volunteer Interest Form to get involved with any of the following programs, events or opportunities.

Medical Specialty Luncheons & Webinars - The WSU Medical Alumni Association hosts a series of medical specialty lunches and virtual webinars; praciticing physicians and residents will speak on their experience, offer suggestions and answer questions. 

One-on-one Virtual Mentoring - Virtual mentoring brings together current medical students and SOM alumni for mentoring in a contactless setting to discuss both medical practice and its influence on everyday life. 

Dinner with a Doc - The WSU School of Medicine Dinner with a Doc program matches medical students with practicing physicians in the Detroit metro area.  Physicians host dinner for a current student in their home or restaurant. 

Learning Community Dinners - Assist Student Learning Communities with advising, mentoring, career planning, and medical professionalism over a meal. These dinners, held at the School of Medicine, are arranged in small groups; with each physician personally interacting with current medical students. 

Shadowing - Allow students to shadow you at your practice! It's a great way for alumni to build relationships with future colleagues in the WSUSOM family while educating them at the same time. 

HOST (Help Our Students Travel) Program - HOST is a program sponsored by the WSU Medical Alumni Association designed to reduce students' residency travel expenses and connect alumni and students throughout the country. Alumni volunteers provide students with a free place to stay as well as offer invaluable advice about residency training, the prospective medical center and community in which they are interviewing. 

Engage with Alumni

Class Agent Program

Medical Alumni Board of Governors

Medical Alumni Reunion Weekend

In Residence

Engage with Prospective Students

Admissions Committee Member

Future Docs

Engage with the Community

Future Docs

Advocacy

Engage with the Community

School of Medicine Board of Visitors

School of Medicine Campaign Committee

Medical Alumni Board of Governors


Opportunities for Students

The Office of Alumni Affairs and the Medical Alumni Association support students at all stages of their medical education by providing opportunities for meaningful interaction with alumni. School of Medicine alumni have graciously offered to open their homes and workplaces to students to share their expertise and insights. Read more about engaging with WSUSOM alumni and complete the Student Interest Form to get involved.

Student-Alumni Engagement Programs

Please submit the Student Interest Form to get involved with any of the following programs, events or opportunities.

Medical Specialty Webinars - The WSU Medical Alumni Association hosts a series of medical specialty virtual webinars; praciticing physicians and residents will speak on their experience, offer suggestions and answer questions. 

Dinner with a Doc- The WSU School of Medicine Dinner with a Doc program matches medical students with practicing physicians in the Detroit metro area.  Physicians host dinner for a current student in their home or at a restaurant. 

Learning Community Dinners- scheduled through your Learning Community Coordiantors- Physicians assist Student Learning Communities with advising, mentoring, career planning, and medical professionalism over a meal. These dinners, held at the School of Medicine, are arranged in small groups; with each physician personally interacting with current medical students. 

Shadowing- Physicians welcome current medical students to shadow at their practice. It's a great way to build relationships with future colleagues in the WSUSOM family while learning at the same time. 

HOST (Help Our Students Travel) Program (Years 3 & 4)- HOST is a program sponsored by the WSU Medical Alumni Association designed to reduce students' residency travel expenses and connect alumni and students throughout the country. Alumni volunteers provide students with a free place to stay as well as offer invaluable advice about residency training, the prospective medical center and community in which they are interviewing. 

Match Day

Request Alumni Volunteers or Support for Student Initiatives

Wayne State School of Medicine student organizations, initiatives, and event organizers may request medical alumni support and mentorship by filling out the Alumni Support Request Form. Please include detailed descriptions about your event/initiative, support needed, and contact information. We will publish your event on this "Get Involved" webspace, and alumni volunteers can register to support your opportunity. 


Student & Alumni Testimonials

"Engaging in the One-on-One Virtual Mentoring program has definitely been worthwhile. I have had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. Spence, who was very willing to share his breadth of experience in the clinical and business sides of medicine. As an undecided rising M3, he provided me with perspectives on the different paths I could follow. I am very excited about catching up/receiving words of advice every couple of months with Dr. Spence!"

"I signed up for the M3/M4 E-mentoring program. My M4 was extremely helpful and gave great information on Internal Medicine as a specialty, what to expect with rotations, and general advice for the next two years. I really appreciated her insight as she is about to be done with medical school. This was a great opportunity to connect with someone new, and I am really glad that the alumni association puts on events such as these!"

"Office of Alumni Affairs, thank you for introducing me to Dr. Iyantta Howell through the Virtual Mentorship Program! Dr. Howell, thank you for sharing the lessons and experiences you have gained throughout your academic career at the School of Medicine! I am so grateful to have established a working relationship with an alumna and healthcare provider in the area. I look forward to starting medical school this summer and learning more about your work!"   

"Dr. Pummill was a delight to speak with, and a physician to really look up to. I appreciated her candor and openness about life as a plastic surgeon, and she was so encouraging about considering it as a real option for myself. I was not sure about whether it was something I would be interested in-- I wanted to hear about what it was like since I have such little firsthand experience or knowledge of the field. I sincerely appreciated her encouragement and her time, and I am excited to shadow her when we are all able to see each other in person."

"I had a great experience participating in the One-on-One Virtual Mentoring program with Dr. Regina Wang. She gave me a lot of insight into the field of Family Medicine, and was very helpful answering all of my questions about medical school and residency. Thank you to Dr. Wang for your time and advice, I truly appreciate it!"

"I set up a meeting with Dr. Piero Simone, and went in with nerves high and a little off-track with where I was heading career-wise. He pointed me in the right direction and with great confidence. I hope more people utilize the physician mentoring program, they are a great source of knowledge about the current field and also know the in and outs on how to succeed! Thank you."

"I would like to personally thank Dr. Mary Jacob for hosting an emergency medicine webinar. It was incredibly helpful in understanding the day to day expectations, struggles, and duties of an EM doctor. I appreciated how informal and honest she was, and I thoroughly enjoyed the webinar. Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to give back to us!"