Wake Forest University School of Medicine prepares the next generation of health care leaders through education, research and innovation. The School of Medicine is also one of the most selective medical training programs in the nation and encompasses multiple programs, including MD, PA, CRNA, DNP and biomedical graduate programs.

As the academic core of Atrium Health and an integral part of the academic learning health system, research and education are the means – not the end – to accomplishing the goal of improving health for all.

What does that look like? We actively and intentionally integrate research and education into patient care settings and feed knowledge gained from those settings back into the academic ecosystem — so we can improve health starting today, not just in a distant future.

As an organization with a culture of learning and innovation, we encourage everyone to explore questions aimed at improving how we do what we do.

Facts and Figures

  • PA Studies program No. 7 in U.S.
  • Nursing Anesthesia program No. 10 in U.S.
  • Ranked No. 47 in research by U.S. News & World Report
  • 1,418 full-time faculty
  • 100+ GME programs (includes ACGME- and non-ACGME-accredited)
  • 16 institutes and research-based centers
  • 1,900 students, residents and fellows
  • 35+ student organizations