High School and College Students

Programs for High School Students

The Wake Forest Medical Scholars Summer Program is ideal for students interested in learning more about careers in medicine and nursing. This program was designed to recruit, educate and prepare high school students for careers in health professions. During this five-day program, students are exposed to numerous health care specialties. They also have an opportunity to learn about nurse anesthesia and try their hand at anesthesia techniques.


  • Be a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior for the school year.
  • Complete the application process and meet the summer program guidelines.
  • Have a minimum of 2.5 grade point average.
  • Complete a letter of interest outlining your career goals and why you would want to participate in our summer program.
  • Submit the photo release form and liability waiver.

For more information, download the brochure.

In addition, we host one teen volunteer during the summer months, as we prepare for the upcoming academic year. Individuals interested in volunteering opportunities may contact the office of volunteer services at 336-713-3514.

Apply for the Wake Forest Medical Scholars Summer Program

Programs for College Students

or individuals with a career goal of becoming a nurse anesthetist, a summer internship provides an opportunity for real-world experience in a healthcare graduate educational program. It also provides the chance to observe the operating room and other areas of the hospital. The internship is unpaid, but interns gain valuable experience that can help build a resume for their graduate school application, as well as benefit their career goals.

The internship is best suited for students of nursing or a related major who would like to pursue a career in intensive care with an ultimate goal of becoming a nurse anesthetist. The internship requires basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology and nursing procedures, since interns will maneuver the sterile environment of the operating room.

For more information, please see the application provided in the link below:

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Summer 2019 application deadline: Feb. 28, 2019

Please note: Internship positions are limited and competitive. During the school year, we can also support internships for students who can devote at least one day per week for 12 weeks.