We are interviewing approximately 225 applicants this year. Our average class is 88 students (64 students in Winston-Salem and 24 in Boone).
We expect to finalize admission decisions in February. Accepted applicants will receive a phone call and a follow-up letter of invitation. Applicants placed on the alternate list or rejected will be notified by email.
We will inform alternates of their status as soon as possible. We do not call applicants with updated information regarding changes in the alternate list.
You must submit a $1,000 deposit to hold your seat. This deposit will be applied to your tuition and is non-refundable.
The Wake Forest University School of Medicine PA Program offers a number of tuition scholarships to incoming students based on a variety of factors. Applicants are considered for scholarship at the time of acceptance into the program.
- GRE score
- CASPer test result
- Health care experience
- Personal statement and references
- Interview evaluations
- Military service
- Diversity of life experience
- Success in overcoming adversity
- Aptitude for inquiry-based learning
Students are never required to provide their own clinical rotation sites. The PA Program’s Director of Clinical Education oversees final rotation placements.
Wake Forest has hundreds of active clinical site locations. Learners are placed at both Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist sites and extramural practices.
Wake Forest University School of Medicine PA Program students will have some options for selecting clinical sites, especially for elective rotations. More information about the second year is presented to enrolled students during the first year of training.
Yes, transportation is the responsibility of the student on both the Winston-Salem and Boone campuses for the duration of the 24-month program.
The Wake Forest University School of Medicine PA Program maintains the Student Employment policy. Due to the rigorous nature of the curriculum, outside employment is highly discouraged.
All students who enter the Wake Forest University School of Medicine PA Program will be required to have a criminal background check and health assessment completed prior to matriculation.
Admissions decisions are made on the basis of a holistic review, taking into consideration each applicant’s supplemental application, GPA, standardized test scores, clinical experience, personal statement, references, and interview score (both group and individual). In addition, applicants are also evaluated on a variety of non-cognitive factors including leadership, volunteerism, diversity of life experience, success in overcoming adversity, and aptitude for inquiry-based learning. We strive to matriculate diverse students and give consideration to candidates who embody diversity in numerous ways, including those who are first-generation college students, underrepresented minorities in medicine, active-duty military or veterans, and those who are economically and/or educationally disadvantaged. A competitive candidate will demonstrate a mix of these academic and non-cognitive factors.
While we do not have a minimum GPA or GRE, if your academic performance is significantly lower than those of average matriculants based on our class profiles you may choose to work to improve these scores in order to be more competitive, considering the academic rigors of the program.