Wake Forest Visting Students General Surgery Rotation

We are located at Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) which is a large, 874-bed, academic, tertiary medical center. CMC is the regions only Level 1 Trauma center and is one of the busiest in the nation.

We take pride in our residency, fellowship, and medical student programs.

  • Our faculty and residents are clinically busy, enjoy research and love teaching students.
  • Our learning environment is friendly, inclusive, and has consistently been rated highly by students.
  • Our residents and faculty love teaching student in highly interactive and cased-based methods.
We believe students learn by participating more than observing. Our residents and faculty take pride in encouraging students to actively participate in a “hands-on” approach.

Courses Offered

Surgical Trauma ICU 4ICU18 
General Surgery AI 4AIM449
Emergency General Surgery 4AIM451
Surgical Oncology – GI (inpatient) 4AIM447
Surgical Oncology - Soft Tissue & Breast (outpatient) 4AIM443
Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery 4AIM445
Minimally Invasive Surgery 4AIM446
Pediatric Surgery 4AIM448
Plastic Surgery (Note: There is no Plastic Surgery residency in Charlotte at this time) 4SGS14
Obesity Medicine and Bariatric Surgery Elective (WFUSOM students only)

Highlighted Elective Program

Our Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine (URiM) - Visiting Medical Student Elective Program allows medical students to experience a surgery elective at our institution and showcases our department’s commitment to creating an inclusive and diverse environment for URiM medical students.

Surgery Interest Group (SIG)

The surgery interest group is a faculty-sponsored student-run group. The goal of the group is to support students’ interest in any specialty of surgery. We have a variety of activities planned through the year. 

  • Networking social with residents and faculty
  • Laparoscopic practice at the simulation center
  • Research projects with faculty
  • Mentorship program with residents
We include all specialties of surgery: Neurosurgery, ENT, OB/GYN, urology, orthopedics, general surgery, and their sub-specialties. Faculty, fellows, residents, APPs, and medical students are all welcome to join. Contact the Charlotte SIG for more information.