The Family Medicine Residency program at Wake Forest School of Medicine is a dynamic group of medical professionals dedicated to excellence in education, clinical care and research.

Our mission is to provide extraordinary training for our residents in comprehensive, compassionate, continuous and evidenced-based patient care and to prepare them for medical practice and medical leadership in the 21st century. The pursuit of our mission is carried out in a supportive environment that seeks to promote the personal and professional development of all members of the Department of Family Medicine with a special emphasis on our Family Medicine residents.

"Our residency is a program committed to the health and welfare of Winston Salem and its surrounding communities. The faculty and staff are compassionate teachers who are dedicated to training our residents to become outstanding family physicians. In doing so we strive to provide the leaders in primary care for years to come." 

Lisa Cassidy-Vu, MD, Program Director

Program Goals

  • To train outstanding family physicians

Why Train at Wake Forest?

Managed care, changes in health care finance, rapid advances in technology and enhanced variation in patient's expectations of care have altered what is needed to be an excellent family physician. The changes occurring in medicine no longer allow a program to rest on a past history of excellence. At Wake Forest, we are dedicated to training physicians who will have mastered the current state-of-the-art of family medicine, but also have learned to adapt to the future advances that will inevitably come.

The Wake Forest Family Medicine residency is a medical home for our patients and the educational home for our residents. Since 1978, Wake Forest Family Medicine Residency Training Program has had 398 graduates. We are proud to say that 58% of our graduates have chosen to live and practice in communities across North Carolina while others have scattered across the U.S. finding unique and interesting paths to contribute to medical care.

Program Benefits Highlights

As a Wake Forest resident you will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
Learn more about the standard benefits available to Wake Forest Residents. Program-specific benefits, if available, can be found on the program application page.