The Ambassadors share the goal in attracting the best possible students to Wake Forest School of Medicine. They assist with on and off campus recruitment activities and act as liaisons among visiting students and the student body.
Meet our Ambassadors:
Kayla Felix, Class of 2021
I had the privilege of doing a Master's program here at Wake prior to applying to medical school and I loved the faculty and the atmosphere at WFSM. There is such a genuine camaraderie between students and immense support from the administration that I feel really makes Wake stand out.
I have a phenomenal faculty mentor, accessible academic and emotional support, an abundance of research opportunities, and intelligent, down-to-earth classmates.
To me, the environment around you is one of the greatest contributors to success-- and the environment at Wake is unmatched.
Stan Green, Class of 2022
I knew I wanted to come to Wake Forest School of Medicine the moment I came in for my interview. Everyone was so warm and friendly, and after a day spent getting to know faculty, administrators, and students, I walked away with an intangible sense of community that stayed with me as I was making my enrollment decision.
The faculty were genuinely interested in the success of the students, the students were happy, and the administrators seemed dedicated towards making our experience the best it can be.
These values are still evident to me when I think about Wake Forest. Our classes prioritize collaboration and teamwork highly - we truly learn from and with each other, which makes the learning experience at once more enjoyable and more effective for everyone. The emphasis on community allows us to get the absolute most out of our curriculum.
In short, Wake Forest's academics and environment are ideal for living a happy, productive life while in medical school. I love Wake Forest (and talking about it!) so please feel free to reach out with any questions!
Rob Glover, Class of 2023
When I showed up to Wake Forest on interview day, the students I met were dynamic and they engaged thoughtfully on difficult subjects many applicants have about medical school, such as work-life balance and coping with mental stressors in medical school. The school is highly oriented around an open dialogue with its students, both prospective and current. I also experienced openness unlike anything else on the interview trail. I walked into my interview day and was greeted by a professor, Dr. Hu (she rocks, please meet her during your interview day), who chatted with us for nearly an hour.
This all led me to believe it was an act. I thought WFSOM had "perfected" the interview day. But then I came back for Second Look. To make a long story short, it was no act but rather an intentionally built culture. When I met people at Second Look who remembered my personal statement or who had interviewed me, it hit me deeply: the people here at Wake Forest School of Medicine care. They care about you as an applicant, yes. But more importantly, they care about you as a person.
The goal of WFSOM is to create wonderful doctors and the way that happens is through a community of support and passion, where you are encouraged to chase down your dreams in whatever capacity they might look like. The school provides the resources and guidance to build the future generation of doctors who are equipped to solve modern problems and yet deft enough to navigate any realm of healthcare that currently does or will exist within our careers.
If you are reading this and saying to yourself, "Self, Rob just said a lot there and I need a summary…" then you are in luck. Why Wake Forest? It is because of the attitude of intentionality, the community, and the pursuit of creating good doctors. In truth, my Why Wake Forest is so much longer than this and I would love to share more of it if you are interested. Also, if you have questions about being a medical student, Winston Salem, Wake Forest, or gap years (or anything else really), please send me an email.
If you are coming for an interview, don't be a stranger and say hello—I'd love to welcome you to this place many of us are blessed to call home!
Nick Tully, Class of 2024
I had heard enough about Wake before applying to know that I would be able to build a home here. A friend of mine, who has since graduated from the School of Medicine, would tell me stories about a collaborative learning environment where passionate and driven students would go out of their way to ensure the success of their peers. Given what I’d heard about medical school so far, I hardly believed him.
When I came for my interview day, though, the same sentiment was echoed by nearly every person I talked to. I still wasn’t totally convinced until I came here and experienced it for myself. I am surrounded by countless thoughtful and intelligent classmates who work together to foster a learning community like none I’ve experienced before.
As a student, it feels as though this whole institution was built to help us become the best doctors possible. Professors here have true open-door policies and will go out of their way to offer any and all help we need. Our Deans are readily willing to meet with students and use our voices to shape aspects of the school ranging from the curriculum to the admissions process. It genuinely feels as though we are respected and that we have a say in our medical education.
If you’re left looking for one singular takeaway, one thing to remember as you make your admissions decisions, I’ll give you this: I have never once felt that I was on my own here at Wake Forest. The immense support from my community of peers and my faculty have proven to me that I can be successful even in the most difficult of times. If that kind of environment sounds nice, then Wake Forest may just be the place for you!
There are so many more factors that make Wake such a fantastic place to call home, so if you’re interested or have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to send me an email.