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The School of Medicine bookstore has merged into the University Stores of Wake Forest University. Textbooks, medical books, medical equipment, and other items previously sold through our bookstore can now be purchased online through WFU's University Stores. The "virtual" bookstore offers additional textbook choices for students including new, used, rental, and loose-leaf editions, with the ability to price compare online. Items can be shipped directly to students, faculty, and staff who order from the University Stores Web site.

Caps and gowns, class rings, white coats for medical students, etc., will be handled by on-site representatives. The University Stores will also carry Medical School memorabilia and gifts online.

Questions may be directed to Willie Williams at University Bookstores:; Phone: 336-758-4154.

*Before buying a book, be sure you understand the return policies, since many books cannot be returned to the distributor after purchase. Early purchase of texts by first-year students is discouraged, since course requirements change and consultation with other students may enhance wise and frugal acquisition of books. 

Coy C. Carpenter Library

The Coy C. Carpenter Library is located on the 1st Floor, Gray Building and is open the following hours: 

  • Mon – Thu 7 a.m. – Midnight
  • Fri 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sat 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sun 1 p.m. – Midnight

Holiday schedules are posted on the Library website. The WFBH identification badge must be presented when borrowing materials. A 24-hour bookdrop is located just outside the Library entrance. The Library offers computers for general use, and teaches several software classes on a monthly basis.  

Learning Communities (Houses)

Beginning in 2013, the Wake Forest School of Medicine established Learning Communities or "Houses," in support of the education of our students.  Students are randomly assigned to four color-coded houses with their own unique mottos and a team of mentors.  The Learning Communities mentors can serve as points of contact for academic, career, and personal advice throughout medical school. Within their House, each student is also assigned a clinical skills coach from their mentoring team with whom they will meet regularly for coaching and career advising during the first and second years.  At these meetings, the coach and student discuss the student's general academic progress, study-life balance, and early career exploration.  In addition, houses have a host of specialty advisors representing many of the major subspecialties.  Students may connect with these advisors at any time for guidance and support.  This team mentoring approach builds a solid foundation of support for medical students from day one  of medical school all the way through graduation.

The mottos of each house are as follows:

Blue House: "If you're going to be a doctor, be the best."

Green House: "While we live, we serve."

Red House: "In everything, compassion."

Yellow House: "We labor not for ourselves."

The goals of the Learning Communities or "Houses" are as follows:

  • Fostering relationships between students and faculty
  • Vertical integration of medical students across class years
  • Advising, mentoring, and career planning
  • Modeling medical professionalism
  • Creating community service opportunities
  • Social networking

Each House will plan activities according to the interests of its members and the mission of each House.  The Houses occupy physical space on the 5th floor of the Gray Building to facilitate the goals of these Learning Communities.


    Quick Reference

    Phone: 336-716-4271
    Fax: 336-716-5807


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


    Commons, 2nd Floor

    (near Interaction Room 2)


    Mailing Address:

    Wake Forest School of Medicine

    Medical Center Boulevard

    Winston-Salem, NC 27157

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    Group Wellness Activities

    Group Wellness Activities

    In support of students’ physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual wellness, activities are available on a rotating basis.

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    Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.