Medical Education Grand Rounds Series: Introducing the Wayne Houses: WSU School of Medicine’s Student learning Communities

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Members of the 2016 Faculty Learning Community for Developing Student Learning Communities

Come find out about a new and exciting aspect of WSUSOM medical education!  The 2016 Faculty Learning Community for Developing Student Learning Communities will report on its development and recommendations.

Medical school learning communities are environments where students and faculty members can establish close and sustained professional and personal connections, common goals, and most importantly, can learn together and from each other (Osterberg, et al., 2014).

Beginning in Fall, 2017, students of the Class of 2021 will be assigned to one of 8 “Wayne Houses,” where they will learn “everything about being a doctor except the science.”  Students in coming years will be assigned as they enter WSUSOM, so that the Houses will have students from all four years. The Wayne Houses will engage students with a sense of personal membership, and provide an opportunity develop professional skills that will support their overall success in medical school.

Wayne Houses will require physician and pre-clinical faculty members to support the Wayne House curriculum: Profession of Medicine.  Medical faculty across the country report being part of a student learning community is the “best job on campus,” and evidence shows that faculty who participate in learning communities are refreshed and renewed in their careers. 

All are welcome. If you would like to be served dinner, please register for this event. Dinner will be served at 5:00pm.

Mazurek Medical Education Commons Margherio Conference Center
320 E. Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201

For more information about this event, please contact Ashley Framalin at (313) 577-2015 or

Submissions for this form have closed on March 23, 2017.