The mission of the Wake Forest School of Medicine advocacy certificate is to empower graduates of our medical school to respond to health inequities that impact patients at individual, community, regional, national, and global levels through a flexible, preclinical curriculum that combines theoretical and experiential education.


  • Advocate for the health of all patients at the local, national, and global levels
  • Integrate into clinical practice and advocacy an understanding of the social, cultural, and other non-medical factors that influence health outcomes for patients<
  • Practice collaboratively as a team member with colleagues and community partners to build advocacy skills that will be critical in future practice