Skip Navigation

Medical Students Ride Along with Paramedics in EMS Elective Course

Sarah Balgord and Shelby Harris, both fourth-year Wake Forest School of Medicine students, now have a unique perspective on medical care after participating in an emergency medical services elective course.

Wake Forest School of Medicine is the first medical school in the state to offer such a course, which allows students to ride along with paramedics and first responders in Surry and Iredell counties.

The goal is to provide students like Balgord and Harris with a wide array of real-life experiences to help them better understand health disparities, increase their empathy and help to improve the treatment and outcomes for patients.


Quick Reference

School of Medicine
Student Financial Aid


Student Affairs


Student Records



9:00am - 4:00pm
Find A Doctor Ways to Give
Last Updated: 02-08-2017
Wake Forest Baptist Ranked among Nation’s ‘Best Hospitals’  25 Years in a Row by U.S. News & World ReportComprehensive Cancer Centers National Designation is Renewed2017-2018 Best DoctorsNursing Magnet StatusJoint Commission Report

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.

© Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157. All Rights Reserved.