Veteran Certification

Veteran Certification for MD Students

The Office of Student Records is responsible for certifying to the Department of Veterans Affairs the enrollment of MD students at Wake Forest School of Medicine who are using Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits.


The Office of Student Records requests a copy of a Certificate of Eligibility.

Eligibility for Certification

Students must be enrolled in a degree program.  Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to continue to use their benefits.

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The VA determines eligibility. Applications for VA benefits are submitted through the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP) Service.
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Yellow Ribbon Program

Wake Forest School of Medicine MD Program and PA Program will participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program effective with the 2016-2017 academic year.

To be considered for the Yellow Ribbon Program, student Veterans must submit an application for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® to the VA and must be eligible at the 100% benefit level.  The VA will issue you a Certificate of Eligibility advising that you are potentially eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program.  You should provide your Certificate of Eligibility to the Financial Aid Office.  You may email it to:

Once the Certificate of Eligibility is received, the Financial Aid Office will determine if there are slots available for the Yellow Ribbon Program and will notify you whether or not you are accepted and approved for the Yellow Ribbon Program.  Once a student has been accepted into the Yellow Ribbon Program, Wake Forest School of Medicine will provide contributions during the current academic year and all subsequent academic years in which Wake Forest School of Medicine is participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program and the student maintains satisfactory progress, conduct, attendance and has eligibility remaining. A Yellow Ribbon recipient must remain continuously enrolled at Wake Forest School of Medicine or he/she will need to reapply for the Yellow Ribbon program.

Students must be enrolled by the first day of classes. If a student has been accepted for participation in the Yellow Ribbon program and is not enrolled by the first day of classes, then participation will be considered void and the student will not be allowed to participate for that semester. The student will be required to reapply to the program for subsequent semesters. 

  • Only tuition and required fees are eligible for payment under the Yellow Ribbon Program.
  • Charges related to any other charge is not eligible.
  • The number of Yellow Ribbon participants is limited and is awarded on a first come, first awarded basis.   When the number of available slots has been filled, a wait list will be initiated.
  • Reimbursement under the Yellow Ribbon Program cannot exceed the total cost of assessed tuition and required fees. 

Repayment of Yellow Ribbon Program funds: WFSM may require repayment of some or all of Yellow Ribbon Program funds (depending on the applicable refund period) if a student drops any classes or withdraws from the School of Medicine. WFSM will require repayment based on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs policies. If the VA requires repayment, then WFSM will also require repayment. If the VA waives the repayment requirement, the student must provide documentation from the VA establishing repayment to the VA is not required.

VA Certification Contacts for other School of Medicine Programs: 

Physician Assistant – Ms. Camille Jones –
Nurse Anesthesia – Ms. Robin Geisel –
Graduate School (Biomedical Science) – Mr. Milton King –

Quick Reference

Student Records

Phone 336-716-4263
Fax 336-716-9593

MD Program

Graduate School

Mon-Fri – 9:00-4:00


Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education, 1st Floor, 475 Vine St.

Mailing Address:

Office of Student Records
Wake Forest Baptist Health
PO Box 573183
Winston Salem, NC 27157

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