Wake Forest School of Medicine receives more than 9,000
applications each year, with 120 applicants chosen to matriculate. Applicants
are considered based on their academic and personal qualifications, with
attention given to the values of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
These values include: Excellence, Compassion, Service, Integrity, Diversity,
Collegiality, and Innovation.
Steps in the Admissions Process:
- Applicants considering admission to Wake Forest
School of Medicine should use the American Medical College
Application Service (AMCAS), the American Association of Medical Colleges
(AAMC’s) centralized medical school application processing service.
Applications are received by AMCAS from June 1 to November 1 of each year with the exception of Early Decision applications, due by August 1.
Only applications that are verified are uploaded to the Office of
Admissions of Wake Forest School of Medicine. Please note that once the
application is uploaded it may take 7-10 business days for the admissions
office to acknowledge receipt of the application.
- Applications received from AMCAS are reviewed by
the admissions office and applicants considered for a secondary application
will be contacted via email. Secondary applications are due three weeks
from the date the applicant receives the invitation to complete the secondary
- Applicants must return their secondary
application and have all letters of evaluation uploaded to AMCAS before their
file can be marked complete and ready for review by the Committee on
Admissions. Applications marked complete will be reviewed continuously
through the interview season (September – March). Applicants selected for
an interview will be contacted via email.
The Office of Student Admissions
does not accept grade or coursework updates after the AMCAS application has
been submitted. Students can email other updates to firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed
in their file but we cannot guarantee that it will be reviewed by the Committee
Accepted students are required to
complete a criminal background check. Wake Forest School of Medicine
participates in the AAMC-facilitated Criminal Background Check Service;
processed by Certiphi Screening, Inc. Accepted students will also be required
to provide official transcripts to the Office of Admissions with conferral noted.