The Family Medicine Residency program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine is a dynamic group of medical professionals dedicated to excellence in education, clinical care and research.

Our program offers a balanced curriculum of both ambulatory and hospital based experiences that combine the best of both community and academic medical training. Our aims are to recognize the individual needs, goals, and learning styles of each resident and to foster a supportive environment in order to train community-minded physicians capable of practicing in a variety of settings. Unique opportunities include:

  • Community/underserved care experience
  • Health equity training
  • Outpatient procedures and point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS)
  • fellowship preparation (sports, OB/GYN, geriatrics)
  • Research opportunities

We invite you to learn more!

Why Wake?


People: Strong faculty and outstanding residents with diverse experiences and interests committed to educating family medicine physicians and mentoring residents through both residency and throughout their career.

Tradition of Excellence: Established in 1978, Wake Forest Family Medicine Residency has established itself as a premier department within the larger institution and an active partner in our community.  

Opportunities: We recognize that every resident has a unique path and work to allow them to explore their interests with ample elective time. Our connections within the Atrium Health and Wake Forest University School of Medicine network allow us to help residents gain the experience that will prepare them for future careers.  Vibrant outpatient family medicine center home to 22,000 patients. Structured experiences throughout the community and in community medicine and community care. Active inpatient experience.  Protected didactic time.  Research opportunities. Health Equity Cert. Global Health. Sports Medicine. 

Preparation: Graduates are prepared to take on a variety of challenges after training and pursue careers as diverse as family medicine. In fact, since 1978 our program has had over 427 graduates with practices ranging from traditional community to direct primary care, from fellowship training in sports medicine to fellowship training in OB/women's health, from academics to underserved, and from strictly outpatient to hospitalist. And while we are proud to say that 58% of our graduates have chosen to live and practice in communities across North Carolina, others have scattered across the U.S. finding unique and interesting paths to contribute to their communities whether those are suburban, urban, or rural/underserved. We invite you to join our Family!