Scholarships & Grants

Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity

Scholarship Clerkship Program For Visiting Medical Students


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center ( is a nationally recognized academic medical center that brings together the best of patient care, research and education. Wake Forest School of Medicine has a focus on expert training and internationally recognized faculty who are pushing the frontiers of medicine. We offer the benefit of the latest medical knowledge and subspecialty care and provide an opportunity for a unique medical education. We offer:

  • MD Degree
  • Two five-year, joint-degree programs—MD/MS in Clinical and Population Translation Sciences and MD/MA in Bioethics
  • Seven-year, joint-degree program— MD/PhD
  • Physician Assistant studies—master’s degree
  • 61 accredited residency training programs
  • Master’s level and PhD degrees through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Wake Forest  University
  • Post–baccalaureate Premedical Program—a master’s level program
  • Scholarship Clerkship Program for visiting senior medical students
  • Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity


The Scholarship Clerkship Program for Visiting Medical Students is administered by the School of Medicine’s Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity. This program is designed to promote diversity in the residency programs at Wake Forest School of Medicine and annually offers scholarship assistance to visiting fourth-year medical students rotating in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family and community medicine, general surgery, plastic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, neurosurgery, dermatology, neurology, otolaryngology, psychiatry, orthopedic surgery, urology, nephrology or radiology.



Applicants must be fourth year, U.S. 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 July. Students from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.



  • Accepted students will receive a stipend to assist with housing and travel expenses.
  • The program will provide opportunities to meet faculty, residents, students and community health professionals.



 Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Scholarship Clerkship Program requires submission of the visiting student application through VSAS in addition to the scholarship application. The scholarship application is a separate application and will only be reviewed after you have been accepted for a visiting clerkship.

Scholarship Clerkship Application


Last Updated: 09-11-2015
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