The Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH) badge is issued at orientation and should be worn by the student at all times while in the Medical Center or while in other affiliated hospitals, offices and clinics. Once activated, it is used for identification purposes and for activities at Wake Forest University. It will also give access to the Wake Forest School of Medicine library services. Students who lose their badges will have to purchase replacements at the Medical Center Identification Office (G-Floor, Meads Hall).
First-year students at WFSM are furnished with an IBM ThinkPad computer. The computer remains the property of WFSM. If a student ceases to be enrolled in WFSM, he/she must return the computer to the School in good working condition. The School anticipates that students will use the computer in all aspects of School life, but commercial use of the computer violates the WFSM’s software agreements and is strictly prohibited.
WFSM Fitness Center
The Wake Forest School of Medicine Fitness Center, located on the E-Floor of the Hanes Building, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Membership is free for all School of Medicine students; however, for a minimal fee, membership is also available to faculty, School of Medicine staff and NCBH employees.
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 Hannah Brown at University Stores: email@example.com; Phone: 336-758-5092.
*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 am – midnight
- Fri, 7 am – 7 pm
- Sat, 10 am – 7 pm
- Sun, 1 pm – 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.
Medical Center Codes
To report emergencies, call 336-716-9111 and give your name, the type of code and location.
- Code Red – Fire
- Code Blue – Cardiac-Pulmonary Arrest
- Code 44 – Sudden Illness/Accident
- Code 33 – Minor Disaster
- Code Triage – Major Disaster
- Code Pink – Infant Abduction
- Code 909 – Bomb Threat
- Dr. Armstrong – Violent person
To report security problems, call 336-716-3305.