Student Affairs

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Student Affairs Staff

              Welcome to The Office of Student Affairs.


Engaged, empowered and cared for students become engaging, empowering and caring physicians

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Student Affairs is to support a challenging yet nurturing learning environment that produces innovative health care professionals equipped to provide exemplary patient care and to lead medicine into the 21st century.

Student Affairs Goals

  1. Foster student development as a physicians by:   

       a)      Helping students achieve academic success

       b)      Guiding students through their career pursuits

       c)       Promoting wellness of the whole student(intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual)     

  2. Support the WFSOM Learning Community that is free of mistreatment and embodies principles of integrity and mutual respect.
  3. Cultivate diversity and a culture of inclusion for the Wake Forest School of Medicine student body through recruitment and retention of exceptional diverse students
  4. Maintain pathways to careers in medicine and science for diverse students.


We support individual students and student groups throughout their medical school years. The main student-related activities are organized through this office including orientations, the White Coat ceremony, preparation for residency application, including the creation of the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) letter (also known as the Dean's letter), ERAS support, Match Day coordination, and Graduation events.  

In conjunction with the Learning Communities (Houses), Student Inclusion & Diversity, and Student Wellness, the Office of Student Affairs provides academic, career, and personal counseling and advice.  The office can also arrange for special tutorial assistance or referral for formal learning evaluations. 

Other responsibilities of the office include:

  • Oversight of student health, wellness, and the learning environment through the Office of Student Wellness and the Learning Environment Enrichment Group (LEEG)
  • Access to individual and group mentoring and coaching
  • Access to individual, couple and group counseling
  • Acting as the contact point for Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
  • Providing advising and/or administrative support to the student government, Honor Council, Promotions Committee, AOA, and the Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Coordination of the Early Academic Referral and Support (EARS) Program
  • Development and delivery of the Year 1 LAUNCH course as an introduction to medical school
  • Facilitation of the transition from the classroom setting to the clinical setting


    Dr. Wofford

    Marcia M. Wofford, MD

    Associate Dean of Student Affairs 


    Contact Us:


    Phone (336) 716-4271


    Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education, 2nd Floor

    475 Vine St


    The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) is happy to help you with your academic and student life needs. For questions or assistance, please email us, call or come by the Student Affairs office on second floor of the New BGCME building. OSA Contacts

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    Quick Reference

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


    Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 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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    Wellness Services


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

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