The Family Medicine Residency at the Wake Forest School of Medicine is an academic training program with deep roots in the community. We offer many experiences that immerse our residents in our community and challenge them to think about healthcare beyond just the individual level.

Community Involvement Highlights 

  • Community Medicine 
  • Continuity Care at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Piedmont Plaza
  • 3 Federally Qualified Health Centers - United Health Centers 
  • Underinsured Clinic - Community Care Center 
  • Homeless Clinic - Bethesda Center for the Homeless 
  • Community Access Clinic - Highland Avenue Primary Care 
  • Community Medicine Rotation PGY1 Year - explores the resources in our area as well as topics of health disparities and access
  • Community Emergency Medicine at WFBH Davie Medical Center 
  • Integrative Medicine Clinic 
  • Stokes County Health Department (Rural, Women's Health) 
  • Mobile Health Clinic 
  • Community Family Medicine with our faculty at Peace Haven Family Medicine 
  • Community experiences woven into specialty-based rotations such as pediatrics 
  • Community Wellness experience with the WFU HELPS program during the sports medicine rotation 

Public School Outreach

  • School Health Alliance of Forsyth County - Mobile Health Clinic 
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine - athletic trainers and physicians for all high schools (resident opportunities for continuity sideline coverage!) 

University Outreach

Wake Forest University: Founded in 1834 WFU is a private university located in Winston-Salem with more than 8,000 students. The Wake Forest School of Medicine of WFU is our departmental home. The Department of Family Medicine partners with WFU to provide primary care sports medicine services to both NCAA Division 1 athletes as well as club and recreation athletes. In addition, residents have opportunities to use elective time to explore the field of student health. Go Deacs! 

Winston Salem State University: Founded in 1892, WSSU enjoys a distinguished reputation as a historically black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina that offers a rich curriculum rooted in a high-quality, liberal education. The Department of Family Medicine partners with WSSU to provide primary care sports medicine coverage for WSSU NCAA Division 2 athletes, assists with WSSU student health, and participates in research projects. Residents have opportunities to work with faculty connected to WSSU including serving as team physicians for the varsity athletes. Go Rams! 

UNC School of the Arts: Founded in 1963 as America's first public arts conservatory, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a top ranked creative and performing arts conservatory based in Winston-Salem. Our department staffs student health services, provides primary care sports medicine coverage for the artists, and offers additional elective opportunities for residents. Let's hear it for the Fighting Pickles! 

Community Health Research

The Clinical and Community Research Unit of the department is engaged in several research programs including occupational and environmental health, migrant health, integrative medicine, health disparities, sports medicine, gerontology and aging, and education research. Residents have opportunities to work with faculty on projects during their time at Wake. 

Health Equity Programs and Education

Through relationships with the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity and our community partners, residents have opportunities to gain additional experience and training to improve the lives of all citizens in the communities.