The Visiting Medical Student Program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine provides an enriching opportunity for both the school and the applicant.

To attend an elective rotation at the school of medicine, you must be actively pursuing a Doctor of Medicine degree and in good academic standing at your home school. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine students are also welcome to apply, and must do so through Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO).

Visiting students who request a rotation are not guaranteed a rotation and rotations are subject to change.

Available Rotations for Visiting Students in Winston-Salem


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Available Rotations for Visiting Students in Charlotte

  • Anesthesiology
  • Ambulatory Pediatrics
  • Cardiology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Consult-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Room Psychiatry
  • Endocrinology
  • Family Medicine
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Pediatric Inpatient
  • General Surgery and STICU
  • Gynecological Oncology
  • Gynecology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Inpatient Adult Psychiatry
  • Internal Medicine
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Medical Genetics
  • Medicine ICU
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics / Gynecology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Outpatient Community Psychiatry
  • Pediatrics -  General
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric GI, Hepatology  Nutrition
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease and Immunology
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary Consults
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Rheumatology
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Surgical Trauma ICU
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Urology

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All Other Visiting Students

For clinical “shadowing” opportunities, Wake Forest University School of Medicine recommends allowing students from our school of medicine degree programs to participate in shadowing opportunities, effective immediately, if an identified supervising provider agrees to accept the student.  The presence of the student must not result in a decrease in the number of learners a given department/program determined they could support during the academic year. “External” students (e.g., undergraduate students [except if a current Atriium Health Wake Forest Baptist employee], high school students) cannot be accommodated to participate in shadowing experiences at this time.  

With respect to school of medicine program students who might be applying for rotations at another institution, the program should consider the needs of their own students with respect to graduation requirements and understand the requirements and protocols in place at the potential receiving institution.

Note about Research Opportunities at Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Students undertaking research activities, which will resume no earlier than August 1, 2021, must adhere to all policies and procedures of the school of medicine and to the guidelines set forth by departments and specific laboratories. Students should connect with faculty advisors as appropriate to maintain or initiate any student research activity. Sponsoring faculty are responsible for safety of any students undertaking activities. Wake Forest University College students must also adhere to WFU’s “Protocol for the Safe Return of Undergraduates to Mentored Research and Scholarship Activities of Wake Forest Faculty” for your reference. Students eligible for vaccination should schedule appropriate vaccinations unless they have received an eligible waiver.

Process for Accepting Applications