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Welcome to The Office of Student Affairs.
Engaged, empowered and cared for students become engaging, empowering and caring physicians
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
- 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)
- Support the WFSOM Learning Community that is free of mistreatment and embodies principles of integrity and mutual respect.
- Cultivate diversity and a culture of inclusion for the Wake Forest School of Medicine student body through recruitment and retention of exceptional diverse students
- 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
Marcia M. Wofford, MD
Dean of Student Affairs
Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education, 2nd Floor
475 Vine St
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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