Students and researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine are not tied to a single building or laboratory; they are constantly learning and collaborating, wherever they are. And with distance-learning technology, those opportunities will continue to expand. Most of their time, however, will be spent in our three main geographic campuses.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Wake Forest Baptist, one of the nation’s preeminent academic medical centers, is an integrated system that operates 1,004 acute care, rehabilitation and psychiatric care beds, outpatient services, and community health and information centers. The Winston-Salem Campus is located at Medical Center Boulevard in Winston-Salem, NC.

Services located at the Winston-Salem Campus:

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is one of the fastest-growing urban-based districts for innovation in the United States. Home to more than 150 companies, five leading academic institutions, more than 3,600 workers, 1,522 degree-seeking students and over 8,000 workforce trainee participants, the Innovation Quarter is a place for research, business and education in biomedical science, information technology, digital media, clinical services and advanced materials. The Innovation Quarter currently comprises 1.9 million square feet of office, laboratory and educational space on its 337 acres. In addition, there are approximately 800 apartments and condominiums within or close by.

From its first tenant, Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, the Innovation Quarter has been home to many scientists and researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine and Wake Forest University, including:

  • Biochemistry and Structural Biology
  • Bioethics Graduate Program
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Science Graduate Program
  • Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education
  • Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma
  • Downtown Health Plaza
  • Lipid Sciences Research
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Nurse Anesthesia Program
  • Physician Assistant Program
  • Physicians and Community
  • Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Public Health Sciences
  • Wake Forest Innovations
  • Wake Forest Innovation Quarter
  • Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Clarkson Campus

The Clarkson Campus is approximately nine miles from the main campus of the Wake Forest School of Medicine. The campus has been home to the faculty of the Section on Comparative Medicine since the mid-1960s. The Comparative Medicine faculty have helped pioneer the use of nonhuman primates in biomedical research and comprise both a local and national research resource.

The primary activities on the campus are research, training and outreach.

Our training effort includes programs designed to teach both pre- and postdoctoral veterinarians how to conduct biomedical research. The grant that supports the postdoctoral activity is currently in its 58th consecutive year of funding.

Our outreach program is extensive and serves both scientists and the lay community. Scientific outreach extends to investigators at Wake Forest School of Medicine and across the nation who require expertise, infrastructure and monkeys to be used in studies that advance human health and well-being. In addition, the Campus sponsors a large community outreach program that has brought more than 1,500 visitors – mostly 4th through 12th graders and their teachers – to our facility.

The primary users of the Campus include the departments of Pathology/Comparative Medicine, Physiology and Pharmacology, Microbiology and Immunology, and Internal Medicine, as well as the Wake Forest Innovations Preclinical Translational Services team, Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Aging, Alzheimer's, and Cancer Centers.