The MD Program seeks diverse, high-achieving students who have excellent academic records paired with evidence of a commitment to serving others. Our goal is to support and direct our students to become skilled, empathetic physicians who are leaders in their chosen field.

Applicants are considered based on their academic and personal qualifications, with attention given to the values of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. These values include excellence, compassion, service, integrity, diversity, collegiality and innovation.

Wake Forest University School of Medicine does not accept applicants for transfer or for admission with advanced standing (i.e., transfer students).

Important Admissions Dates

Application Process

Prospective students interested in pursuing the MD program are required to apply through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), the American Association of Medical Colleges’ (AAMC’s) centralized medical school application processing service. Only applications that are verified by AMCAS are processed by the Office of Admissions.

Early Assurance Program

Well-qualified Wake Forest University undergraduates, upon completion of their sophomore year, may apply for early acceptance to the Wake Forest University School of Medicine through the Early Assurance Program (EAP). Although the student still does not enter Wake Forest University School of Medicine until after the senior year, this gives him or her the opportunity to know that they have been accepted a year earlier. Wake Forest University undergraduates applying through the EAP program must go through the Pre-Health Committee at Wake Forest University and request pre-approval from WFUSM to apply through AMCAS.

Early Decision Program

Application for Early Decision can be made through AMCAS from June 1 to August 1. The latest MCAT date considered for Early Decision applicants is  July 15, 2023, and the last considered CASPer test for Early Decision applicants is July 2023.  If you are unable to have these requirements complete by the stated deadline,  note that you can contact us and we will move your application to our regular applicant pool and immediately allow you to apply to other medical schools.

Early Decision offers of acceptance made by October 1.

The Early Decision Program gives medical school applicants the opportunity to secure an acceptance from one EDP-participating medical school by October 1, while still allowing sufficient time to apply to other schools if you are not accepted. Wake Forest University School of Medicine participates in the AAMC Early Decision Program. For more information, please visit the AAMC's website.