The Family Medicine Residency Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine is a three-year accredited program that accepts ten residents per year.

Application Process

Students interested in pursuing the Family Medicine Residency program are required to apply using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and include the documents listed below.


October 20, 2021

Submitting an Application

  1. Complete your application through ERAS
  2. Register with the NRMP

Required Documents

As part of the ERAS process, prospective residents will need to submit the following documentation:

  • Completed ERAS application
  • USLME Step I and 2 (if available) are required for MD Medical Students and/or COMLEX 1 and 2 (if available) are required for DO Medical Students
  • MSPE uploaded by their school's Dean's Office
  • Medical School Transcript
  • ECFMG Certification (Foreign Medical School graduates only)
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Current photograph (Preferred but not required)

Additional Application Materials

While we recognize that most applicants use a broad personal statement for all applications, we are much more interested in learning about you personally than about why you chose family medicine. We want to know where you grew up and things you are proud of including accomplishments and interests outside of school, your passions, your key research experiences, leadership experiences, creative or unusual things you've done, and what you are thinking of doing beyond your residency. Explain to us how you are resilient and how the resiliency will benefit your residency experience.

We ask that you record this statement in video format (mp4, .vid, or .mov) and no longer than two minutes. Please save your video as “Last Name, First Name” and email to as early as September 20 as part of the application process.

Interview Process

Candidates who are selected to interview will be notified by email of available dates to schedule an interview. Interview day schedule and highlights will be discussed once invited.

Foreign Medical Graduates

Foreign medical graduates must have passed the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and USMLE exams. For more information, visit the ECFMG website. We sponsor J-1 visas only, which you must have at the time of your application.