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 Medicine, OB/GYN, geriatrics)
  • Academic Fellowship opportunity
  • 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.  

  • Protected didactic time
  • Research opportunities
  • Health Equity Certification
  • Global Health
  • Sports Medicine with team coverage

Preparation: Graduates are prepared to take on a variety of challenges after training and pursue careers as diverse as family medicine.  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. In fact, since 1978 our program has had over 450 graduates practicing in a variety of clinical settings including:

  • Outpatient Family Medicine
  • Direct primary care
  • Sports Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospitalist Medicine
  • Health Advocacy & Policy
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Maternal Child Health including deliveries
  • Urgent Care
  • Obesity Medicine
  • Academic Medicine
  • Rural & Urban FQHC

We invite you to join our Family!