National Youth Leadership Forum

Program Notice: Thank you for your interest in the National Youth Leadership Forum Program 2022. Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we will not host the NYLF Program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

We are however, hosting our FREE in-person summer programs, The Wake Forest Medical Scholars Summer Program and The Health Care Explorers Summer Program. Apply today to the Wake Forest Summer Program to reserve your spot.

Through an educational partnership with Envision, more than 200 academically talented high school students from across the nation convene annually at Wake Forest University 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 University 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.