The Department of Family Medicine hosts third-year students from The Wake Forest University School of Medicine for a longitudinal Family Medicine Clerkship. Fourth-year students have opportunities for family medicine experiences in the inpatient or outpatient settings. A popular one-month acting internship (AI) is offered to students from within or outside of Wake Forest. In the outpatient setting, we offer one-month electives in procedures, geriatrics, integrative medicine and urban underserved. The rotations are an excellent opportunity to learn more about the program, faculty and residents on a firsthand basis. At Carolinas Medical Center, residents are actively involved in the education of the third- and fourth-year medical students as they rotate through the pediatrics, internal medicine, OB/GYN and emergency medicine services.

Our family medicine program is fully accredited and conforms to the curriculum requirements set forth by the LCME.

Courses Offered

Advanced Skills and Procedures in FM 4FM11
Family Medicine - Union/Monroe 4FM12
Urban Underserved Med in FM - Charlotte 4FM13
Inpatient Family Medicine AI - Cabarrus 4AIM121
Family Medicine AI - Carolinas Medical Center 4AIM122
Outpatient Family Medicine at Cabarrus Family Med 4FM14

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.