National Youth Leadership Forum

Program Notice: Thank you to those that already applied for the National Youth Leadership Forum Program 2020. Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19 we are no longer taking applications and unfortunately have had to cancel the our in-person summer program 2020. The in-person summer program opportunity will open up next year for summer 2021.

We are however, hosting a collaborative virtual summer experience, The Wake Forest Medical Scholars Virtual Summer Program. The program period is July 20 - 24, 2020. To apply please visit the Medical Scholars Virtual Summer Program page

Through an educational partnership with Envision, more than 200 academically talented high school students from across the nation convene annually at Wake Forest School of Medicine as part of the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) on Medicine. The Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity coordinates a day of activities at the Medical Center with faculty, students and staff.

Blue, gold and white icon for National Youth Leadership ForumStudents learn the history of Wake Forest School of Medicine and the Bowman Gray campus and spend the day engaged in activities highlighting the education, research and patient care provided at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Activities may include a lecture followed by lunch with medical and graduate students who can answer questions and share their experiences in medical school. Students will also tour at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Students have an opportunity to participate in hands-on experiences, such as caring for a mock patient during surgery in the patient simulation lab and practicing physical exam skills.

At the end of the day, students attend a Q&A session where they can ask additional questions that developed during the day.