Camp Med

The Camp Med Summer Program is co-sponsored by the Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC) of Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The program is designed to recruit, educate and prepare a diverse group of 10 to 15 high school students who have an interest in a health career and the academic potential for a career in the health sciences. The goal of Camp Med is to identify a diverse group of students interested in health careers.


Activities include 20 to 25 hours of presentations, tours, observations and clinical experiences. During the program, students will be able to:

  • Describe roles and responsibilities, career outlooks, salary ranges, educational preparation and credentialing of select health professions.
  • Observe state-of-the-art health technology equipment and procedures used in various health professions.
  • Develop an understanding of the health care delivery system and the principles of medical ethics and safety.
  • Solidify their decision to enter a health career field through work study experience within their assigned area.
  • Develop effective skills of personal development in areas such as peer relation, teamwork, stress management and leadership.
  • Experience a learning environment which integrates school life with the adult world of work.
  • Meet health care practitioners and health professions students who share health career goals.

Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from Wake Forest School of Medicine.


  • Be a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior for the school year.
  • Attend a high school in the Forsyth County school district.
  • Complete the application process and meet Camp Med 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 Camp Med.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or principal.