The Visiting Medical Student Program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine provides an enriching opportunity for the school, health system and the applicant. Prioritization is given to Wake Forest University School of Medicine students. Visiting students who request a rotation are not guaranteed a rotation and rotations are subject to change.

To attend an elective rotation at the school of medicine, you must be a 4th-year medical student actively pursuing a Doctor of Medicine degree and in good academic standing at your home school. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine students are welcome to apply. All applicants must apply in the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) platform.

Available Rotations for Visiting Students in Winston-Salem 2023-2024

  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Consults
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Research in Cancer Health Equity
  • Sports Medicine
  • Stroke
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Learn more about Residency Opportunities in Winston-Salem


Available Rotations for Visiting Students in Charlotte 2023-2024

Some of these rotations may not offer a residency program. Please make sure to inquire if a residency is desired.

  • Advanced Skills and Procedures in Family Medicine
  • Ambulatory Pediatrics
  • Cardiology - Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center
  • Emergency Medicine - Carolinas Medical Center
  • Emergency Medicine Health care Disparities
  • Emergency General Surgery
  • Endocrinology - Carolinas Medical Center
  • Family Medicine - Union/Monroe
  • Family Medicine - Carolinas Medical Center
  • Family Medicine Inpatient - Cabarrus
  • Family Medicine Outpatient - Cabarrus Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology - Carolinas Medical Center
  • General Pediatric Inpatient
  • General Surgery (RED) - Carolinas Medical Center
  • Gynecological Oncology
  • Gynecology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Medical Genetics
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Medicine ICU
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology - Metrolina
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric GI, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease and Immunology
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry: Adult Inpatient
  • Psychiatry: Child and Adolescent
  • Psychiatry: Consult-Liaison
  • Psychiatry: Emergency Room
  • Psychiatry: Outpatient Community
  • Pulmonary Consults
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Surgical Trauma ICU
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology - Soft Tissue and Breast
  • Transdisciplinary Research in Primary Care
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Urban Underserved Medicine in Family Medicine
  • Urology

Learn more about Residency Opportunities in Charlotte

All Other Visiting Students

Visiting PA student applications will be coordinated through Wake Forest University School of Medicine’s Comprehensive Learner Management Office (PA Visiting Students to Wake Forest University School of Medicine). Please contact CentralizedLearnerDeployment@wakehealth.edu with questions.

Visiting CRNA student applications flow through Contingent Workforce. Richard Flowers, DNP, CRNA, in coordination with Comprehensive Learner Management, is the contact.

Clinical “shadowing” opportunities for Wake Forest University School of Medicine degree program students may have case-by-case opportunities to participate in shadowing opportunities, 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 Atrium 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, 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 the 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.