School of Medicine - Visiting Students

Visiting Medical Student Program 
The Visiting Student Program at the Wake Forest School of Medicine provides an enriching opportunity for both the school and the applicant. In order for an applicant to attend an elective rotation, the student must be actively pursuing a Doctor of Medicine degree and in good academic standing at his or her home school. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine students are also welcome to apply, and must do so through Visiting Student Application Services (VSAS). 

Application Information
Wake Forest School of Medicine uses VSAS, Visiting Student Application Services. In order for a student to be considered in the Visiting Student Program, he or she must submit a complete application through VSAS. Please note that Wake Forest School of Medicine does have additional institutional requirements as noted on the VSAS page. The supplemental documents required for a student found below, or on the VSAS Wake Forest School of Medicine page. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine students will need to submit their application through VSAS as well.  

Elective Availability
Elective/course descriptions may be reviewed by assessing the Fourth Year Course Catalog in VSAS. Please note that there is limited availability for each elective offered.

International Students
International students are welcome to participate in an elective rotation at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Those who are interested in participating in an elective rotation should email email Lynn Snyder, Program Coordinator for Global Health, at for more information. Application information is available upon request. 

Application Requirements
All students who apply to the Visiting Student Program must complete and submit all required supplemental documents in order for their application to be considered Wake Forest School of Medicine Year 4 Rotation Schedule, and will not be allowed off of these block dates. Only complete applications will be eligible for departmental review. Any application that does not come through the Office of Student Services for approval before going to the department for review will not be considered for an elective rotation at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Below are the required documents that must be submitted in addition to a completed VSAS application. Included is a checklist to ensure students have all of the required documentation.

Wake Forest School of Medicine Elective Dates
All approved visiting students must adhere to the Wake Forest School of Medicine Year 4 Rotation Schedule, and will not be allowed off of these block dates. No exceptions to the Elective Dates will be made.

Things to do in Winston-Salem
Only a few minutes separates visitors to Winston-Salem from finding a treasure of arts, entertainment and fun.

Housing Options
The Wake Forest School of Medicine does not provide houses through the institution. Students are responsible for organizing their own housing arrangements during their rotation here. A link providing housing options to Visiting Students is located on the Wake Forest School of Medicine website. These options are located 10-20 minutes from the medical center. If a student is looking for a short term lease, look under Wanted & Rooms for Rent. Cindy Rosenberg  with Carolinas Reality has worked with medical students and residents in finding places either short term or long term. Her contact information is Cindy Rosenberg, Broker/Realtor, 336-650-8330 or

The Brookstown Inn is located in downtown Winston Salem, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Rates start at $69/night and offer complimentary continental breakfast, evening wine and cheese, and cookies and milk at bedtime. Visit or call 336-725-1120 for more information.

The Hawthorne Inn provides free shuttle services to and from the medical center, with rates starting at $69/night. If additional assistance is needed, please email the Visiting Student Office at for alternative options. 

The Twin City Quarter includes the luxurious 315 room Marriott Hotel, A discount is provided for reservations affiliated with WFU and WFSM, the upscale 146 suite Embassy Suites Hotel and the Benton Convention Center with a combined total of 170,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space under one roof.  Amenities in the TCQ include Graze--our exciting new signature restaurant, Starbucks, Glass Door Salon and Spa, The Grille-an American Bistro, and much more!  WWW.TWINCITYQUARTER.COM

Visiting Student Agenda for First Week

Upon Arrival: Please report to your Residency Program Coordinator. They will have information on obtaining your badge, CareCast access, and Med Center ID.

Mailing Address
Office of Visiting Students
3rd Floor Watlington Hall
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Phone: (336) 716-4271
Fax: (336) 716-5807

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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
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