Our Internal Medicine Residency Program is dedicated to teaching you how to deliver top-notch care while embedding the lifelong learning skills you need to succeed in any career. We are committed to providing a training environment with diverse clinical exposures, robust educational experiences and strong academic mentorship.

Program Overview

Program Director Donna Williams, MD, FACP, Vice Chair for Education, Hal Atkinson, MD and Department Chair, Gary Rosenthal, MD speak to the strength and diversity of the training environment at Wake Forest.

As a preeminent academic medical center, our resources are robust. If you choose our Internal Medicine Residency Program, you will:

  • Experience the full spectrum of primary care in state-of-the-art interdisciplinary medical center resident clinics, Veterans’ Administration clinics and one-on-one mentorship in attending private practice clinics.
  • Care for diverse populations of patients in the inpatient settings of our tertiary care center, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and in the community setting at High Point Medical Center.
  • Gain personalized coaching in primary care internal medicine or hospital medicine. We are extremely proud of our innovative Primary Care Track and our groundbreaking Hospital Medicine Pathway.
  • Work with world-class faculty mentors for all of our subspecialties.
  • Contribute to creating a climate of inclusion and embracing the diversity of our residents, which are priorities for the program. We are committed to recruiting and training talented individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities.
  • Take advantage of a well-established research curriculum and consider the Tinsley R. Harrison Translational Research Program or our Clinical Scholars in Informatics Pathway. Be part of a health system rated among the “most wired’’ in the country, with high-functioning EMR systems, broad access to current literature at your fingertips and cutting-edge simulation technology to learn procedural skills.
  • Incorporate point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) into your clinical care of patients and consider gaining additional training in this area through our POCUS Champion Pathway.
  • Learn how to be an effective teacher through our Medical Education Pathway.
  • Focus on global and public health through our two-year Global Health Pathway.

The Training Environment at Wake Forest

Hear from Associate Program Directors, Drs. ValenteLippertRichardson and Norton about curricular strengths of our program including a diversity of training pathways, innovative educational offerings, and varied subspecialty exposure.