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Medical Alumni Association

Alumni can show their support for the Wake Forest School of Medicine, its students and its mission by becoming active members in the Medical Alumni Association (MAA). 

Sustained by gifts from MD alumni, parents, house staff alumni, friends, organizations, corporations and foundations, the MAA Annual Fund meets the school's priority needs as determined by the dean and administrators. 

We are always looking for ways to engage alumni through programs, contact with students and faculty, social events, and other activities. If you have an innovative idea for building upon the MAA's offerings, please contact Teri Lemons, Director of Alumni Development.


About the MAA

The MAA, founded in the 1940s, has a membership of nearly 9,000 physicians who are graduates of the medical school and former house staff (resident staff) at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. School of Medicine faculty, with the exception of alumni and house staff alumni who are active members, are associate members.

The association is guided by the MAA Board, an advisory group of 28 elected members and additional appointees from among the alumni, current house staff, student body and faculty. The board works with staff from the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs and school administration to develop beneficial programs and enhance communication among all members of the School of Medicine family.

Events and Outreach

The MAA also sponsors various events and programs for alumni, students, current and former house staff, and parents:  

  • The annual Alumni Weekend provides alumni a chance to return to Winston-Salem for class reunions, scientific sessions presented by the faculty and other events.
  • Regional gatherings around the country provide opportunities for alumni, students and parents to interact with each other as well as with medical school faculty and staff.
  • Two luncheons for students help celebrate the beginning and conclusion of their medical school experience. The first is held during first-year orientation, also known as Convocation Weekend, in conjunction with the White Coat Ceremony. During the ceremony, students receive the white coat emblematic of the medical profession they have chosen to pursue. It is very special for students, and parents and other family members are invited. A commencement luncheon for graduating students helps mark the end of their medical school journey.
  • Each year, the first-year class selects one its members to serve as its MAA student representative. The class representative interacts with the MAA Board and remains in this role for all four years.
  • An Alumni Ambassadors program promotes professional and personal connections between new graduates and fellow alumni. Ambassadors contact recent graduates who have relocated to their area or may be completing a residency at their medical institution.


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P.O. Box 571021
Winston-Salem, NC  27157-1021
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