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Scholarship Clerkship Program for Visiting Medical Students

Scholarship Clerkship Program  for Visiting Medical Students  

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center ( is an academic health system comprised of Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine, Wake Forest University Physicians and North Carolina Baptist Hospital. The School of Medicine ranks 35th in primary care and 42nd in research among the nation's 145 medical and osteopathic schools in “America’s Best Graduate Schools” from U.S. News & World Report. Wake Forest’s physician assistant program is ranked 23rd, and its joint program with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to train nurse anesthetists are tied for 11th place. The volume Best Doctors in America includes 181 of the Wake Forest medical school faculty, and Wake Forest Baptist is ranked 32nd in the nation by America’s Top Doctors for the number of physicians in that listing. The Medical Center has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report since 1993.

Directed by Dr. Brenda Latham-Sadler and administered through the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center funds The Scholarship Clerkship Program for Visiting Medical Students. This program is designed to diversify the residency programs at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and annually offers scholarship assistance to five visiting fourth-year medical students rotating in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family and community medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and radiology.


Applicants must be 4th year US medical school students, in good standing at a medical school accredited by the LCME (Liaison Committee for Medical Education) or the Education Department of the American Osteopathic Association. Applicants may be eligible to complete up to a one 4-week elective with rotation periods typically starting in October. Students from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Five students are accepted per year.


  • Accepted students will receive a stipend to cover housing and travel expenses.
  • The program will provide opportunities to meet faculty, residents, students and community health professionals.
  • Scholarship Clerkship students will have access to student facilities including the Coy C. Carpenter Library.


  • Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Scholarship Clerkship Program requires submission of the visiting student application form provided by Wake Forest School of Medicine and all requested items in one packet or through VSAS in addition to the scholarship application at least three months prior to desired rotation.
  • WFUSM Health Form – Two faculty recommendation letters – USMLE, Step 1 scores – Official medical school transcript – Curriculum Vitae


Applications must be submitted three months prior to the desired date of your elective. To obtain an application for the scholarship clerkship program, please visit the website:

For questions contact the Office of Student Inclusion and Diverity at (336) 716-3178

Click here to access the Scholarship Form


Last Updated: 10-03-2016
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