May 11, 2016

Wayne State University’s School of Medicine commencement, May 16


After years of intense studying and clinical rotations in and around Detroit, the 283 men and women who make up the Wayne State University School of Medicine Class of 2016 will earn the title of doctor. The next step is residency, with 52.6 percent of our graduates joining residency programs in Michigan. Among the grads: at age 21, Ola Hadaya is likely the youngest graduate in School of Medicine history; and Adam Hafeez and Fatima Noorulla, who met and married in medical school, and became new parents only a few weeks ago.

(Media note: Hadaya, Hafeez and Noorulla are available for interviews).

Monday, May 16, 2016
Doors at noon; commencement begins 1 p.m.

Fox Theatre
2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Hundreds of graduates, their family and friends celebrating; WSU deans, faculty and staff

About Wayne State University School of Medicine
Founded in 1868, the Wayne State University School of Medicine educates more than 1,000 medical students in all four classes. In addition to undergraduate medical education, the school offers master’s degree, Ph.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. programs in 14 areas of basic science to about 400 students annually.

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 380 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 27,000 students.


Andrea Westfall
Phone: 313-577-0392