Visiting Medical Student Program
The Visiting Student Program at the Wake Forest School of
Medicine provides an enriching opportunity for both the school and the
applicant. In order for an applicant to attend an elective rotation, the
student must be actively pursuing a Doctor of Medicine degree and in good
academic standing at his or her home school.
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
students are also welcome to apply, and must do so through Visiting Student
Application Services (VSAS).
Wake Forest School of Medicine uses VSAS, Visiting Student
Application Services. In order for a student to be considered in the Visiting
Student Program, he or she must submit a complete application through VSAS.
Please note that Wake Forest School of Medicine does have additional institutional
requirements as noted on the VSAS page.
The supplemental documents required for
a student found below, or on the VSAS Wake Forest School of Medicine page.
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine students will need to submit their application
through VSAS as well.
Elective/course descriptions may be reviewed by assessing
the Fourth Year Course Catalog in VSAS. Please note that there is limited
availability for each elective offered.
Wake Forest School of Medicine Elective Dates
All approved visiting students must adhere to the Wake Forest School of Medicine Year 4 Rotation Schedule, and will not be allowed off of these block dates. No exceptions to the Elective Dates will be made.
International students are welcome to participate in an
elective rotation at the Wake Forest School of Medicine
Those who are
interested in participating in an elective rotation should email Lynn Snyder,
Program Coordinator for Global Health, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more
information. Application information is available upon request.
All students who apply to the Visiting Student Program must
complete and submit all required supplemental documents in order for their
application to be considered Wake Forest School of Medicine Year 4 Rotation
Schedule, and will not be allowed off of these block dates.
applications will be eligible for departmental review.
Any application that
does not come through the Office of Student Affairs for approval before going
to the department for review will not be considered for an elective rotation at
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Below are the required documents that must be
submitted in addition to a completed VSAS application. Included is a checklist
to ensure students have all of the required documentation.
Underrepresented Minority Scholarship Fund
A scholarship fund exists for visiting underrepresented minority students (African-American, American Native Indian, Latino) to help offset some of the expenses related to the visiting clerkship. If interested, please contact Joycelyn Johnson in the GME office or 336-716-3770 for further details.