Congratulations on your acceptance to Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Doctor of Medicine program Class of 2025. This page will outline the expectations and requirements for matriculation.
Plan to Enroll/Commit to Enroll
Wake Forest School of Medicine requires accepted applicants to utilize the “PLAN TO ENROLL” and “COMMIT TO ENROLL” options on AMCAS. Below are School of Medicine guidelines.
April 30 - The School of Medicine requires you to choose one school to “PLAN TO ENROLL” on AMCAS. You will need to decline all other acceptances, but you may remain on waitlists. If the School of Medicine receives notification from AMCAS that you “PLAN TO ENROLL” at another institution, the School of Medicine has the right to withdraw your seat from our class. If you require additional time beyond April 30 to make your decision, please contact email@example.com immediately.
May 1 - AMCAS "COMMIT TO ENROLL" opens on AMCAS (not required by WFSOM until June 15)
June 15 - The School of Medicine requires “COMMIT TO ENROLL” on AMCAS. WFSOM requires admitted students to select one school to “COMMIT TO ENROLL” on AMCAS. Failure to do this will result in the School of Medicine rescinding your offer of admission. You must remove your name from other schools' waitlists.
Acceptance into medical school is contingent upon adequate performance after acceptance, therefore it is essential that we receive a final transcript from the university in which your final degree was conferred (Bachelors and Graduate, if applicable). If you have already completed your degree, the transcript can be sent now. If you are still in progress, please do not send until you have completed your program and your degree is conferred. AMCAS does not provide us with transcripts that were sent to them during the application process. Transcripts can be sent electronically (must be official from the institution) to firstname.lastname@example.org u or mailed to
Office of Student Admissions
Wake Forest School of Medicine
PO Box 573183
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Background checks are required for all incoming students and are being procured by Certiphi Screening through AMCAS. Notifications to complete background checks start in mid-January for those students accepted from October-December and 14-20 business days after acceptance for those accepted in January-July. If after this time period you have not received notification to complete the background check, please contact the Office of MD Student Admissions.
Immunizations and Physical
All incoming medical students are required to provide proof of required immunizations. Wake Forest School of Medicine has designated a third-party vendor, CastleBranch, to collect and verify immunizations and all necessary health forms for incoming students. Accepted students will be sent an email with a link and further information regarding CastleBranch by December. Anyone accepted after December will be sent the email within 2 weeks after offer has been accepted. The cost of this service is a one-time fee of $35.00. All immunizations must be turned in and verified by June 1, 2021. Failure to comply with the deadline could result in revocation of your admission’s offer.
The immunizations and information being collected can be found in the student handbook.
Bring Your Own Device–Student Laptop Requirements
This information regards laptops that will work successfully with the School of Medicine curriculum. It also informs students about the laptop support that is offered by the Academic Computing support team.
The Academic Computing support team offers assistance with basic configuration and questions regarding wireless connectivity, WakeHealth accounts and School of Medicine email. The support team is available for assistance 8 am–5 pm, Monday–Friday. The Wake Forest Baptist Health Service Desk offers assistance after hours by calling 336-716-4357.
The Academic Computing support team offers additional support, such as operating system and warranty hardware repairs, for laptops purchased from the School of Medicine's preferred hardware vendor website. If the link does not work, copy and paste this URL into your web browser: https://www.insight.com/insightweb/endUser/sharedUser?authKey=Z6LaVXTfIsY%3D%20%5binsight.com%5d.
During these repairs, a loaner laptop may be provided if available.
Laptops not purchased through the School of Medicine's preferred vendor will receive support on a best-effort basis. Hardware repairs are not provided for laptop models other than HP or Apple. Academic Computing will provide a list of local repair facilities in Winston-Salem that can be used for those models, or students can contact the vendor directly for support.
The minimum laptop requirements for best results with the WFSOM curriculum are as follows:
|OS||Windows 10 1909||MacOS 10.15 Catalina|
|Browsers*||IE 111565||Safari 13.0.4|
|Chrome ver. 79.0||Chrome ver. 79.0|
|Firefox ver. 71||Firefox ver. 71|
|MS Edge ver. 44.18|
|CPU||i5, 1.86Ghz or higher||Intel Processor|
|HD Space**||Recommend minimum of 256GB to run OS, applications, plug-ins||Recommend minimum of 256GB to run OS, applications, plug-ins|
|Memory||4GB or higher (8GB recommended)||4GB or higher (8GB recommended)|
|Plug-ins||SilverLight, Adobe Flash|
|Display||Recommended 13" or larger with 1440x900 resolution or better with integrated graphics||Recommended 12" or larger with 1440x900 resolution or better with integrated graphics|
|Audio||built-in speaker and microphone||built-in speaker and microphone|
|Communication||Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n compliant||Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n compliant|
Integrated Webcam and microphone recommended
Integrated Webcam and microphone recommended
|Required Anti-Virus Software||Sophos / Norton / Symantec
||Sophos / Norton / Symantec|
*Some application dictate a preferred browser for the optimal experience. Refer to each system's requirements for preferred browser
**A hard drive of 256GB will allow for the installation of all WFSOM Applications, this capacity does not account for personal software and file storage
Chromebooks are not supported.
First Day of School and Orientation
School will start on July 6, 2021. The Office of Student Affairs will reach out closer to that start regarding the schedule of the week and information about White Coat Ceremony.