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Patients rank Wayne State medical school grads 4th in nation

February 2, 2016

Physicians educated by the Wayne State UniversitySchool of Medicine have been voted fourth in the nation by patient reviews at the eighth annual Vitals Patients’ Choice Awards. The reviews addressed bedside assistance, doctor-patient interaction time, how quickly doctors see the patients and other factors. The rankings are based on ratings by more than 6 million patients and are analyzed by Vitals. The organization works to provide cost and quality transparency through consumer engagement initiatives. “That patients rank the physicians we educate so highly should not come as a surprise,” Jack Sobel, M.D., dean of the WSU School of Medicine, said in the release. “Our graduates are in high demand across the nation when it comes to selecting physicians for residency programs, and they have honed their skills in urban clinical excellence in Detroit, skills that easily translate to excellent patient care no matter where they practice.” Wayne State’s School of Medicine has 18,000 alumni with 12,000 actively practicing.