The training programs offer graded responsibility in patient care and performing procedures. The house officer divides time among teaching of students and house staff, patient care and education in a chosen field. All programs encourage collateral training in fields allied to the house officer’s own. Because of teaching responsibilities, each house officer receives an appointment to the teaching faculty of the Wake Forest School of Medicine. These appointments emphasize the educational character of the house officer position and often widen the opportunities for research and special studies.
House officers serve on medical staff committees as representatives of their various departments or associations.
In general, appointments are effective July 1 of each year. Positions are open to graduates of approved medical and osteopathic schools.
House officers are selected by the chiefs of the individual services. Appointments are made on the basis of past performances and references. While not absolutely required, personal interviews are desirable.
Ordinarily the chief resident on each service is selected from house officers who have served previously. There are variations between services in this regard and, on occasion, a house officer especially well qualified from another institution may be selected as chief resident on a service. There also are fellows, supported on special grants and appointed at the discretion of the chief of service.
All patients receiving treatment at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are utilized in the training programs.
Application should be filed as early as possible. More detailed information may be obtained by visiting the website of the specific program to which you wish to apply.