MD Program

Wake Forest School of Medicine is committed to providing a first-rate medical education for our medical students and has a deep commitment to education, research, and patient care.

We offer a transformational and supportive medical school experience that develops physicians who set the standard for compassionate, collaborative care, lead the way in socially responsible healthcare and biomedical sciences locally, nationally, and globally, and who learn, discover, and apply innovative state-of-the-art knowledge and skills to the art of medicine.

Our educational programs emphasize medical knowledge, clinical skills, an understanding of cultural differences, professionalism, a love of lifelong learning, and a commitment to serving others.  The goal of the Office of Admissions is to make the admissions process to the School of Medicine as straightforward and as smooth as possible.  Explore the following pages to learn how to apply for the MD degree.

Wake Forest University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Graduates of the program are awarded the Master of Science degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Wake Forest University.

View the videos below to hear from students and graduates of the program.

  • Louis Frazier, graduate of the program, notes that what sets Wake Forest apart from many medical schools is the early introduction of clinical experience, within the first week of school.
  • Student Jon Stem chose Wake Forest because of the people, finding both the student population and faculty to be passionate about their work. 
  • Elaine Shing, a student, discusses the benefits of spending her medical school years in Winston-Salem, where she has enjoyed the low cost of living and many local activities. 
  • Chris Stem, a student in the program, explains how several medical students at Wake Forest participate in a weekly free health clinic and an annual health fair held for uninsured patients, providing free health screenings. 
  • Student Becca Omlor notes how Wake Forest School of Medicine fosters a team approach and the Case Centered Learning experience symbolizes the spirit within the program as they all learn from each other's different perspectives.


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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
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Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1090
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