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Resources for Personal Assistance

Academic Assistance

In the event of academic difficulty in a particular course or clerkship, or more general problems of academic performance, students are first advised to consult with the faculty director of the course(s), clerkship(s), or block in question.  In addition, students may request support from the Early Academic Referral and Support (EARS) Program by contacting the Office of Student Affairs.

Participation in the Early Academic Referral and Support (EARS) Program

The Wake Forest School of Medicine EARS Program is available to assist students in developing the skills and habits necessary to succeed in all aspects of the WFSM curriculum, as well as to address any specific deficits experienced by the student.  The EARS Program is designed to serve both students who are struggling, as well as those who may still be obtaining passing grades, but who feel that their study and learning skills can use improvement or enhancement in order to maximize success in medical school.  The EARS Program can provide academic counseling, guidance, and tips for improving or enhancing study, learning and test-taking skills, etc.  EARS exists as a support resource for any student, regardless of his or her performance in the medical school curriculum.  Contact the Office of Student Affairs at (336) 716-4271 or for more information about how the EARS Program can benefit you!

Personal Assistance

Personal, Academic, and Professional Counselors

The following are available to provide counseling or referral for transient or long-term personal problems that interfere with academic performance or personal well-being: 

  • Paige Bentley Greason, PhD, MA,Ed., LPC-S, RYT
    Director Counseling & Wellness Services
  • Ryan MacLeod, LMFTA
    Student Wellness Counselor


Counseling Services

Career Planning

Advanced Career Advisors (ACA)

As students enter the clinical years of medical school, they are provided wit additional support from a team of advisors whose expertise is the residency application process. They are also provided with contacts from the specialty in which they will apply for residency.  ACAs provide academic and career advice, strategic schedule planning, and interviewing advice specific to the specialty of choice.  The primary goal of this relationship is to provide students with resources to most effectively obtain a successful residency match.

Structured Career Planning Sessions & Resources

The Office of Student Affairs sponsors small-group and class-wide sessions, as well as online resources, to assist students in assessing their own preferences and evaluating career opportunities.


AMA FREIDA is an interactive database that provides access to fellowship and residency information:

AAMC Careers in Medicine

The AAMC Careers in Medicine (CiM) can help students choose specialties that best fit their attributes, provide details about more than 120 specialty choices, and compare qualifications and programs.  All US MD students receive free access to CiM and can sign up by using their AAMC account that was created when signing up for the MCAT, AMCAS, etc.  Get started now:


Resources for Student Research

The Office of Student Affairs in conjunction with the Translational Science Institute (TSI) can facilitate research opportunities for students.


 Title IX Policy & Reporting

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center expects all members of its community to act in respectful and responsible ways towards each other.  We are committed to providing programs, activities, and an educational environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.  If you witness any incidents of the above discrimination, you may report the behavior to the following individuals:

Tanya L. Jachimiak, JD
Title IX Coordinator

Nicole Allen
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Assistant Director for Student Affairs, MD Program

Gail Curtis, PA-C
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Physician Assistant Studies

Sexual Assault or Interpersonal Violence

Student Sexual Misconduct Policy


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Quick Reference

Phone: 336-716-4271
Fax: 336-716-5812


Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm


Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education, 2nd Floor

475 Vine St.  Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Mailing Address:

Office of Student Affairs
Wake Forest Baptist Health
PO Box 573184
Winston Salem, NC 27157

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