How to Apply

Application Process

 The Pediatric Residency Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a participating member of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All applicants must register with the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) of the NRMP. Only applications submitted through ERAS will be accepted. Hard copy applications submitted via mail, fax, or electronic mail will NOT be accepted. 

Submitting an Application

Complete your application through ERAS
Register with the NRMP

Required Documents

As part of the ERAS process, prospective residents will need to submit the following documentation:

  • Applications through ERAS only
  • DO applicants welcome; we prefer but do not require USMLE testing in addition to COMLEX
  • We ask for a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation but will accept up to 4. Departmental letters (aka Chair letters) are welcome but not required. 

Interview Dates
Virtual interviews scheduled November – January, usually on Fridays

International Medical Graduates

We accept international medical graduates into our program that meet the following requirements. 

  • Graduation from medical school within 2 years of start year 
  • USMLE score minimum of 220 on the first attempt 
  • Clinical experience within the USA (with LOR from this experience) 

Correspondence related to application materials should be directed to:

acunningham wake forest pediatric residency at Wake Forest

Adriene Cunningham, C-TAGME
Program Coordinator

JWelch WF Pediatric Residency Program at Wake Forest

Jessie Welch
Assistant Program Coordinator

Physical Mailing Address

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center 
Pediatric Residency Program 
Department of Pediatrics 
Medical Center Boulevard 
Winston-Salem, NC 27157 


Program Specific Benefits

Departmental Benefits

  • 3 weeks vacation plus 5-6 days off over Christmas or New Year’s every year  
  • Free covered parking adjacent to the medical center  
  • One lab coat, individual embroidery and Brenner logo, free dry cleaning  
  • One meal voucher will be provided to a House Officer if they work shifts of 24 hours 
  • Free access to pediatrics board preparatory material including AAP Pedialink subscription (for PREP questions, Pediatrics in Review and Pediatrics journal subscription)  
  • 24 hour access to the Wake Forest School of Medicine Resident & Fellow Work/Study Area and Resident/Fellow Lounge conveniently located near the Camino Bakery 
  • Money to use for conferences, travel, books, testing, or licensing:  
    • First year-$100  
    • Second year-$500  
    • Third year-$500  

Community Benefits  

  • Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center discount for residents and families  
  • Financial Benefits from Southern Community Bank and Trust 
  • Discounted entertainment tickets to local attractions  
  • Discounts at more than 200 local restaurants and businesses  
Learn more about the standard benefits available to Wake Forest Residents.