COVID-19 Notice: Due to Wake Forest Baptist Health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the recommendations by the Coalition of Physician Accountability (COPA), visiting students that meet the COPA recommendations will be allowed to rotate in General Surgery. We are currently accepting applications through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO).
The Wake Forest Department of General Surgery would like to welcome 4th- year medical students to apply for a visiting Acting Internship in one of our general surgery rotations. Visiting students will have the same experience and expectations as home students, though it is up to the discretion of the visitor’s own institution if they will grant the student AI credit or not. We look forward to hearing from you.
Students will rotate through one of the available General Surgery Acting Internships at the main campus in Winston-Salem, NC.
The possible clerkships include:
In general, students can expect a mix of exposure to the operating room, clinic, and inpatient wards.
As an integral part of our surgical team, visiting students will interact with residents and attendings throughout each day on service. Students are also invited and expected to attend weekly Grand Rounds and Quality and Performance Improvement conferences as well as their service-specific conferences. Acting internships also require a self-directed learning issue the details of which will be provided prior to the rotation start date.
General Surgery Residency Program
The General Surgery Residency Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine is a top-tier five-year residency program that provides a comprehensive training experience that prepares graduates to become the surgical leaders of tomorrow.
ScholarshipsThe Wake Forest Department of Surgery is proud to sponsor the Dr. Harvey Allen Diversity Award intended to support underrepresented minority interest in surgical careers by funding an acting internship for a visiting 4th-year medical student.
The Wake Forest Baptist Health Department of General Surgery is proud to sponsor the Dr. Harvey Allen Diversity Award. This award is designed to support underrepresented minority student interest in a surgical career by providing a stipend to a 4th year medical student to participate in an acting internship rotation at Wake Forest Baptist Health.
Harvey Hamilton Allen, Sr. MD (1931 – 2018), a Winston-Salem native and general surgeon, started his career the Kate Bitting Reynolds Hospital, lovingly termed, “Katie B.” Dr. Allen’s father, H. T. Allen, who was also a physician, led local efforts to establish a hospital where Black physicians could admit and treat their own patients. These efforts gave rise to Katie B in 1938, which served as a hospital to meet the healthcare needs of black patients and to educate new generations of Black medical students. Although Dr. Harvey Allen’s career outlived Katie B hospital, he continued his father’s legacy of service and education. He served as the chief of surgery at Reynolds Hospital from 1968- 1970 and was appointed to Clinical Instructor and later Assistant Professor of Surgery at Wake Forest School of Medicine (then Bowman Gray School of Medicine). In 2003, the Winston-Salem Chronicle awarded Dr. Allen with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to his patients, profession, and community.
In an effort to offset the financial burden associated with a visiting, acting internship rotation at Wake Forest, the Department of Surgery will award a $2,000 dollar stipend to the most qualified candidate. This award should help deter the cost of travel, room and board, tuition, and other miscellaneous fees.
- VSLO Application
- 1 or 2 letters of recommendation from faculty mentors
- Personal statement
Letters of Recommendation should be sent to:
1 Medical Center Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
All else should be sent as a single PDF file to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other scholarships offered through the Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity.
How to Apply
Students interested in rotating at Wake Forest for a clerkship should apply through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and utilize the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program.