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
|AMCAS application open for submission
||May 30, 2023|
|Verified AMCAS applications sent to School of Medicine
*Please note that secondary applications may not be sent until mid-July*
|June 30, 2023|
|Latest MCAT considered for Early Decision applicants||July 15, 2023|
|Early Decision Program Deadline||August 1, 2023|
|Latest CASPer test considered for Early Decision applicants
||July 31, 2023|
|Interview season||August 2023 - February 2024|
|Latest MCAT considered
||September 9, 2023|
|Early Decision Program offers of acceptance made||October 1, 2023|
|AMCAS application deadline||October 15, 2023|
|Regular Decision offers of acceptance made||October 16, 2023 - March 15, 2024
|Latest CASPer test considered||November 2023|
|WFUSOM secondary application due||November 30, 2023|
|Letters of evaluation due||November 30, 2023
|“Plan to Enroll” Option becomes available||February 2024|
|Accepted students narrow offers to three medical schools (if applicable)||April 15, 2024|
|“Commit to Enroll” option becomes available||April 30, 2024|
|“Commit to Enroll” *Required for those accepted||21 Days Prior to Orientation (TBD)
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.