charter class of OUWB graduates

Forty-seven students became the first graduates of Oakland University William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine in a commencement ceremony held May 15.

Members of OUWB’s charter class were selected from more than 3,200 applicants nationwide when the school opened in 2011 as Michigan’s first new allopathic medical school in nearly 50 years. OUWB emphasizes holistic physician development, providing a liberal arts medical education grounded in evidence-based medical science.

The graduates have been placed in residencies in more than a dozen specialty areas at health systems in Michigan and throughout the country. Medical school partner Beaumont Health accepted 14 OUWB students as residents.