Graphic of assorted Wake Forest School of Medicine year books with 'Memories old and new - MD Alumni Weekend October 15-17, 2021' above the books

Save the Date: MD Alumni Weekend '21!

In anticipation of safely gathering again in Winston-Salem, MD Alumni Weekend has been rescheduled for Friday-Sunday, October 15-17, 2021. Because MD Alumni Weekend was canceled in 2020, we are doubling up on reunion class celebrations and will host alumni reunion dinners for all MD classes ending in 0, 1, 5 and 6!

Please mark your calendar with the NEW dates!*

Should it be necessary to alter plans due to conditions related to the health and safety of our guests, you will be notified immediately.

*MD Alumni Weekend will return to the traditional spring schedule in 2022; classes ending in 2 and 7 will be honored the weekend of April 29 - May 1, 2022.


2020 Medical Alumni Association Distinguished Awards

Watch the Virtual Ceremony


White Coat Ceremony

In case you missed it, view the virtual MD White Coat Ceremony from October 30, 2020.


 

We Appreciate You, Today and Every Day

Thank you, Wake Forest School of Medicine alumni, for the work you do on the front lines and behind the scenes—not just during this global pandemic, but every day. You truly make a difference in your communities.

Thank you for investing in the future of medicine

Donors and students describe the impact philanthropy has on achieving the dream of a first-rate education.

Mission

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
  • MD
  • Medical Technology
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing
  • Pastoral Care

Giving Back

Philanthropy

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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:

Student Involvement

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.

How We Deliver Equal Access to Care

Students at the Wake Forest School of Medicine are working to strengthen the health safety net here in Forsyth County. Watch the video to discover how our students are gaining invaluable clinical experience while helping those who are uninsured/without health insurance get the care they need.