The Wake Forest School of Medicine, located in Winston-Salem, N.C., has applied to establish a regional campus in Charlotte, N.C., which will bring our nationally-ranked education and research programs to students and expand our ability to train the best medical providers for the communities we serve. A 20-acre site in midtown Charlotte, at the current corner of South McDowell Street and Baxter Street, adjacent to US-277 has been selected for the campus.

The school of medicine campus will be located less than three-quarters of a mile from Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center. The campus of the health system’s flagship hospital is undergoing an extensive renovation, ensuring the school of medicine students will have access to the most modern, state-of-the-art facilities and technology in all of their learning environments.

How This Will Shape The Next Generation Academic Health System

Wake Forest School of Medicine began sending its first students to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center earlier this month, as part of its rotations. The initial class of Wake Forest School of Medicine – Charlotte first-year M.D. students is anticipated to begin their education in 2024.

In addition to the location of the medical school, Atrium Health has established the Bishop George E. Battle Jr. Scholarship Fund to support the continuing education of those who live in underserved communities.