Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MD Alumni Weekend '20 is canceled.
However, we are exploring opportunities for hosting reunion parties at a later date this year—stay tuned!
Alumni will be refunded their registration fees in the same manner in which they were paid (by credit card or check). Please note, the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations is working remotely until March 30, possibly longer, so refunds will be delayed until staff are back in the office—thank you for your patience. If you have made hotel, transportation and/or other reservations for MD Alumni Weekend, please be sure to cancel them.
Thank you for your understanding! We will miss seeing everyone this May and look forward to gathering at another time. If you have questions, please contact the alumni staff at email@example.com.
The Office of Alumni Relations at Wake Forest School of Medicine serves alumni from eight constituencies representing programs offered by Wake Forest School of Medicine and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Our goal is to help stay connected with both the school and each other.
- Graduate School
- House Officer
- Medical Technology
- Nurse Anesthesia
- Pastoral Care
We also assist alumni who want to make philanthropic gifts to scholarship. On average, more than 90 percent of our medical students receive scholarship and loan support each year to secure their education. Yet, most students still incur educational debt. Members of recent MD classes have graduated with an average medical school debt of more than $150,000 each. The projected debt average for the MD Class of 2019 is $197,000.
Scholarship endowment makes a significant difference: Every $1,000 in scholarship support can reduce a student's potential indebtedness by more than $8,400. See a complete list of endowed scholarships at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.
Of course, there are many other ways to get involved with current students in the School of Medicine. We encourage alumni to consider ways they can volunteer, including:
- Alumni Event Host
- Help Our Students Travel (HOST) Program
- Alumni Ambassador
- Dinner with a Doc
- Mentor a Student
- Reunion Committee Volunteer
- Class Agent
Wake Forest School of Medicine students volunteer with the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations in a variety of ways.
- Elected by their classmates, Medical Alumni Association student representatives serve on the MAA Board, provide volunteer leadership assisting departmental staff with VIP visits and other important assignments, and they recruit additional student volunteers for specific projects and opportunities. MAA student reps also share their valuable perspective regarding student/alumni engagement programming.
- Medical students also provide volunteer support by helping staff alumni events, leading school tours, writing thank you notes to scholarship donors and by participating annually in the “Thank-a-thon” donor phone calls—just to name a few.