As a Wake Forest University School of Medicine student, you have abundant opportunities to develop your career interests, get involved on campus and form friendships that will last a lifetime. 

Student Groups

Student groups are student-led opportunities to get involved on campus. They comprise school of medicine students of any program (MD, PA, graduate, academic nursing) who have formally organized themselves for the purpose of pursuing a common interest. Student groups range from performing arts, clubs and sports to service-oriented or religious-affiliated groups.

Student groups include:

  • Addiction Medicine
  • All Student Wellness Committee
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American Medical Women's Association
  • Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association
  • Bootcamp Workout Group
  • Brenner HOPE
  • Christian Medical and Dental Associates
  • DEAC
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Genetics in Medicine
  • Global Health
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Graduate Student Wellness Committee
  • Health Policy
  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Latino Medical Student Association
  • Medical Students for Choice
  • Military Medical Students Association 
  • Navigating Medical School 
  • Operation Smile
  • Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA)
  • Physician Scientist
  • Plastic Surgery Research Interest Group
  • Respectacle
  • Sexual Health Awareness Group
  • Significant Others
  • Student National Medical Association
  • Student Wellness Center
  • Surgery in the Metaverse (SIM)
  • Technology in Medicine
  • WakeFirst
  • Wake Up to Science
  • Wilderness Medicine 

MD Program

MD students have many opportunities for exploring their career interests, developing leadership skills and socializing with their peers. Learning Communities/Houses are a way for students to support and learn from each other during medical school while also getting academic, career and personal guidance from mentors representing many of the major subspecialties.

Academic Nursing

We have several groups available for our CRNA and DNP students, including:

  • Student Professional Awareness Committee
  • Wellness Committee
  • Diversity and Inclusion

PA Studies

Our Physician Assistant students can participate in the Katherine Anderson Society, an active group that provides opportunities for our students, and benefits for our community.

Graduate School

We have various groups available to our graduate school students.

Opportunities include:

  • Brain Awareness
  • Black Graduate Student Association
  • 5 To Life Podcast
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Student Wellness
  • Science Policy
  • International Student Group

How to Request Funding for Student Groups or Student Initiatives

Student requests for funding will be reviewed monthly by an interdisciplinary committee of faculty and staff representing all healthcare education programs (i.e., MD, PA, Academic Nursing and Graduate School). For more information please download the guide on Request Funding for Student Groups or Student Initiatives (pdf).