July 6, 2021

Dean Schweitzer discusses School of Medicine on new WSU podcast

Mark E. Schweitzer, M.D., dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, joined the new Today@Wayne podcast to talk about his vision for the school and the future of medical education in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dean Mark E. Schweitzer, M.D.

Dean Schweitzer, who also serves as vice president of WSU Health Affairs, discussed the school's longstanding impact on the city and state, and how medical education nationwide is being reshaped by a once-in-a-generation pandemic.

Other topics he discussed include:

The new Trailblazer Program, which prepares physicians-in-training to become health care leaders and advocates for changes in health care.

Diversity at the School of Medicine.

Changes in medical training and in medicine as educators and physicians learned to adapt to conditions brought about by the pandemic.

WSU’s leadership in psychiatry and infectious diseases.

The fact that 20 percent of all American medical students apply to WSU.

The importance of investment in medical research and the manifold ways in which that investment pays dividends for the nation.

You can hear the entire podcast here.

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