The admissions process and cost varies by program. Select a program to learn more.
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or the Academic Nursing Program
Qualified international applicants are welcome to apply to any program of study offered.
Applications for the MD Program are only accepted from U.S. citizens and permanent residents. If the applicant’s undergraduate, premedical recommended course work has been done outside the U.S. or Canada, the applicant must complete some recommended coursework in the United States or Canada prior to applying.
Wake Forest University School of Medicine does not accept applicants for transfer or for admission with advanced standing (i.e., transfer students).
The Office of Financial Aid at Wake Forest University School of Medicine helps students obtain the resources needed to finance their medical education. We know that deciding how to manage funding for medical school requires careful consideration of your options, and we’re here to help.
Learn more about student finances.
Policies and Technical Standards
Policies for all school of medicine programs can be found in the Student Handbook (PDF).
Technical standards vary by program. Select a program above to learn more.
Information Regarding Student Laptop Requirements
This information provides Wake Forest University School of Medicine students with information regarding laptops that will work successfully with the school of medicine curriculum. It also informs students about the laptop support that is offered by the Academic Computing support team.
The Academic Computing support team offers assistance with basic configuration and questions regarding wireless connectivity, WakeHealth accounts, and school of medicine email. The support team is available for assistance from 8am – 5pm Monday – Friday. The Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Health Service Desk offers assistance after hours by calling 336-716-4357 .
The Academic Computing support team offers additional support, such as operating system and warranty hardware repairs, for laptops purchased from the WFSM’s preferred hardware vendor website. Copy and paste link into your web browser.
Laptops not purchased through the WFSM preferred vendor will receive support on a best-effort basis. Hardware repairs are not provided for laptop models other than HP or Apple. Academic Computing will provide a list of local repair facilities in Winston-Salem that can be used for those models, or students can contact the vendor directly for support.
The minimum laptop requirements for best results with the school of medicine curriculum are as follows:
|OS||Windows 11||MacOS 12 Monterey|
|The PC or MAC must run a supported version of Windows or MACOS for the expected duration of the program you are entering. MACOS lifecycle is dependent on the hardware. We recommend that you purchase a MAC device that will run a supported version of OS for the expected duration of the program you are entering.|
|Browsers*||MS Edge (current release)||Safari (current release)|
|Chrome (current release)||Chrome (current release)|
|Firefox (current release)||Firefox (current release)|
|CPU***||Intel i5 (Gen 8 or higher), Non- ARM based processor||Intel i5 (Gen 8 or higher), M1, or M2 Processor|
|HD Space**||Recommend minimum 256GB to run OS, applications||Recommend minimum 256GB to run OS, applications|
|Memory||8GB or higher (16GB recommended)||8GB or higher (16GB recommended)|
|Display||Recommended 13" or larger with 1440x900 resolution or better with integrated graphics||Recommended 13" or larger with 1440x900 resolution or better with integrated graphics|
|Audio||built-in speaker and microphone||built-in speaker and microphone|
|Communication||Wireless 802.11 AC compliant||Wireless 802.11 AC compliant|
|Other||Must be no more than 4 years old at the start of the program||Must be no more than 4 years old at the start of the program|
|Integrated Webcam and microphone recommended||Integrated Webcam and microphone recommended|
|Support and Protection (Recommended)||Extended warranty plan, including accidental damage coverage, for expected duration of program you are entering.||Extended warranty plan, including accidental damage coverage, for expected duration of program you are entering.|
*Some applications dictate a preferred browser for the optimal experience. Refer to each system's requirements for preferred browser
**A hard drive of 256GB will allow for the installation of all School of Medicine Applications, this capacity does not account for personal software and file storage
Chromebooks and Tablets are not supported *** Intel ARM and ATOM processors are not compatible.
*** Intel processor must be Generation 8 or higher. Learn how to find the generation of your Intel Core Processor.
Some applications dictate a preferred browser for the optimal experience. Refer to each system's requirements for the preferred browser.
A hard drive of 256GB will allow for the installation of all School of Medicine Applications, this capacity does not account for personal software and file storage
*** Chromebooks are not supported.