Student Affairs supports individual students pursuing their medical doctorate at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine by taking primary responsibility for all large-scale events, oversight of all student groups and educational support programs for academic and career advising.

In conjunction with the offices of Student Inclusion and Diversity and the Office of Educational Excellence that provides support services to all learners in the School of Medicine, Student Affairs provides academic advising, career advising and tutorial support tailored to meet the needs of medical students throughout their journey to becoming a physician. The office can also arrange for special tutorial assistance or referral for formal learning evaluations.

Together, we strive to achieve the following vision, mission and goals:

Engaged, empowered and cared-for students become engaging, empowering and caring health care professionals.

Mission Statement
We support a challenging yet nurturing learning environment that produces innovative health care professionals equipped to provide exemplary patient care and to lead medicine in the 21st century.


  • Foster student development as a health care professional by:
    • Helping students achieve academic success.
    • Guiding students through their career pursuits.
    • Promoting the wellness of the whole student (intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual).
  • Support a School of Medicine learning environment that is free of mistreatment and embodies principles of integrity and mutual respect.
  • Cultivate diversity and a culture of inclusion for the School of Medicine student body through the recruitment and retention of exceptionally diverse students.
  • Maintain pathways to careers in medicine and science for diverse students.