Visiting Students Not Accepted - Wake Forest MD Students Only


Students will rotate through the General OR, Outpatient Surgery Center, Pediatric OR, Regional Anesthesia/Acute Pain Service and Cardiothoracic OR, participating in the care of patients in each area. Students can elect to spend a day in Obstetrical Anesthesia as well. Alternate site of practice may include Pineville Hospital and/or Mercy Hospital (additional sites to fit individual student’s interest).

Students will follow and manage patients throughout the perioperative experience including; completing a focused History and Physical for perioperative evaluation, anesthetic case planning, intra-operative management, postoperative assessment and outcomes. Emphasis is placed on reviewing physiology and pharmacology, while understanding how a patient's medical condition influences the anesthetic plan.

Students will develop skills in mask ventilation, tracheal intubation, peripheral vascular access and arterial line placement. Students will be required to be an integral member of the inpatient call team. This will expose them to Code Blue events, Level 1 trauma patients presenting to the Emergency Department and a broad array of urgent and emergent surgical procedures.

Courses Offered:

Anesthesiology AI - Charlotte 4AIM401

Why Choose Wake Forest?

Wake Forest University School of Medicine Charlotte is an exciting place for future and practicing healthcare professionals. Located in Charlotte, NC, and surrounding cities, we offer an array of innovative and well-rounded curricula backed by top-notch professors, state-of-the-art facilities, sophisticated technology and clinical research, while maintaining a tight-knit community feel. Consequently, our highly integrated, best-in-class services and medical groups are world-renowned while maintaining a community hospital feel. As a leader in healthcare, our educational programs consistently prepare clinicians for success in the evolving healthcare environment.

The clerkships at Wake Forest University School of Medicine Charlotte offer

  • One-on-one attention with attending and resident physicians
  • Top-ranked clerkships
  • High patient volume, small learner count
  • State-of-the-art simulation center, where learners practice procedures and care of the acutely ill patient
  • Diverse learning experiences
  • Organization that is dedicated to quality, community and innovation

Diversity and Inclusion

Wake Forest University School of Medicine believes that the intentional pursuit of a workforce that is both inclusive and diverse is vital in the development of the sharpest minds in medicine. We want to develop providers who are knowledgeable, engaged and ready to tackle the complex world of healthcare.

About Atrium Health

Atrium Health is a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education, and compassionate patient care. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is an integrated not-for-profit healthcare system with over 70,000 teammates at nearly 40 hospitals and 900 care locations. With locations throughout the Carolinas as well as Georgia, Atrium Health is a leading-edge innovator in virtual care and mobile medicine.