Wake Forest School of Medicine receives more than 9,000 applications each year, with 130 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 and due on November 1 of each year with the exception of Early Decision applications, due by August.
- Only applications that are verified by AMCAS are uploaded to 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.
- Once applications are received from AMCAS, all applicants will receive a secondary application. The Admissions Office highly recommends that students review the previous year’s class profile to determine if returning a secondary is in their best interest. The class profile can be found here. Secondary applications due by December 15, 2017; however, it is in an applicants best interest to turn it in as soon as possible for review purposes.
- Applicants must return their secondary application, MCAT scores 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 on Admissions.
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.