The World Health Student Organization at Wayne State University School of Medicine is comprised of students whose mission is to gain rich medical and cultural experiences outside their immediate communities. It is our organization's goal to provide free medical care to under-served populations around the world, to volunteer at community outreach projects that serve the citizens of Detroit, and to teach our fellow students about global health through various speakers and seminars.
During your four years at Wayne State University School of Medicine, you will become intimately involved with Detroit and it's hospitals. Get even more involved with the city you serve by participating in various community service projects. To learn more about specific WHSO activities, visit the Events page.
No matter how much or how little time you have this year, WHSO has something for you. Co-curricular credit is granted for most events for those enrolled in Fabric of Society. Remember to visit this page for information on current goings on.
One of the biggest endeavors undertaken every year is to send students on medical relief missions over spring break. This is their chance to acquire a better understanding of health care needs of developing nations and to get exposed to clinical settings not routinely found in the United States. For the 2012-2013 school year, we will be sending students to Ecuador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru.Read more →
Those students who do participate in a medical relief mission fundraise throughout the year to raise money and supplies so that the trip may be a successful one. If you are interested in donating funds, medications, or medical supplies to WHSO, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Donations page. The organization and our patients are grateful for any help you offer!