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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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone:
*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
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.