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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. 

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.


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 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 Affairs 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.

Underrepresented Minority Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund exists for visiting underrepresented minority students (African-American, American Native Indian, Latino) to help offset some of the expenses related to the visiting clerkship. If interested, please contact  Joycelyn Johnson  in the GME office or  336-716-3770 for further details.


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