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December 20, 2018

New opportunities for SVSU students through partnership with Wayne State School of Medicine

SVSU-WSUSaginaw Valley State University students inspired to pursue a career in medicine now have an additional pathway to continue their education.

The Wayne State University School of Medicine and SVSU have signed an Early Assurance Program agreement that will provide SVSU pre-medicine students enhanced opportunities for admission to the WSU School of Medicine.

The program will reserve up to two seats in WSU's medical school for qualified SVSU students who have a passion for practicing medicine in underserved areas or who are dedicated to careers in medicine.

"Partnerships like this highlight our commitment to advancing the medical careers of our pre-med students, and this provides an additional pathway for them," said Heidi Lang, SVSU pre-health professions advisor. "Our professors really challenge our students — while supporting them at the same time — and that's a big reason our students consistently are accepted to medical schools at rates that far exceed the national average."

Through this latest partnership, SVSU students will apply in February 2019 for admission to WSU's school of medicine for acceptance into the entering class for 2020.

“This partnership with Saginaw Valley State University continues our efforts and commitment to recruit the finest students whose health career goals align with our mission as a nationally recognized top tier medical school known for urban clinical excellence,” said WSU Vice Dean for Medical Education and Professor of Ophthalmology Richard Baker, M.D. “Students who have the desire to serve others through medicine deserve the chance to become the type of physicians that we educate and train.”