After Residency

Residents who complete the Internal Medicine training program at Wake Forest are highly competitive for fellowships all across the country at some of the most prestigious programs. They are well prepared to enter any sub-specialty program as well as embarking on a career as a general internist or hospitalist. Historically, about 40% of residents pursuing subspecialty training after residency have chosen to stay at Wake Forest for fellowship, which speaks to both the strong fellowship programs at Wake Forest and the strong relationships formed between residents and subspecialty mentors during residency training.

Internal Medicine Resident Career Path Highlights 2014-2022

In the past 8 years with fairly steady trends, our graduates have chosen the following career paths:

Career paths pie chart 2014-2018



Career Paths of our 2022 Graduates

Our Fellowship Match

Listed below are representative samples of institutions where our residents have matched from 2014-2021 categorized by subspecialty.  Also included next to the subspecialty title is the number of residents over the past 8 years that we have matched into each subspecialty.  We hope this gives you a sense of the subspecialty fellowships our residents pursue and the excellent institutions our residents transition to after residency training at Wake Forest.  As mentioned above, we are excited to point out that around 40% of our residents chose to continue their subspecialty training at Wake Forest.

Cardiology (43)

- Wake Forest
- Ohio State University
- University of Florida
- Carillion Clinic/Virginia Tech
- MUSC
- Penn State
- University of S Florida
- University of Buffalo
- Vanderbilt
- University of Kentucky
- Emory
- Ohio State
- University of Iowa
- University of Louisville
- University of Mississippi
- UNC-Chapel Hill
- UPMC
- VCU

Gastroenterology (24)

- Wake Forest
- Virginia Tech/Carilion Clinic
- Baylor University
- Cooper University Hospital, NJ
- Medical College of Georgia
- Ohio State
- University of Buffalo
- University of Cincinnati
- University of Maryland
- USF

Pulm/Crit Care (19)

- Wake Forest
- Tufts
- U of South Carolina
- University of Michigan
- Baylor-Scott & White (TX)
- George Washington
- Johns Hopkins
- New York University
- University of Kentucky

Heme/Onc (33)

- Wake Forest
- Georgetown
- UVA
- Cleveland Clinic
- VCU
- Temple
- Univ of Illinois
- NIH
- Duke
- Johns Hopkins
- University of Kansas
- University of Michigan
- UT-Southwestern
- Vanderbilt

Endocrinology (15)

- University of Virginia
- University of Florida
- Wake Forest
- Duke
- Emory

Allergy/Imm (4)

- Duke
- Boston University
- Yale

Bariatrics/Wt Mgmt (1)

- Wake Forest

Critical Care (2)

- Wake Forest

Infectious Disease (10)

- Cleveland Clinic
- UCLA
- Beth Israel Deaconess
- University of Alabama
- University of Colorado
- University of Wisconsin
- Vanderbilt University
- VCU
- Washington University

Geriatrics (13)

- UCLA
- Johns Hopkins
- Wake Forest
- University of Colorado
- Mount Sinai (NYC)

Nephrology (15)

- Vanderbilt
- Wake Forest
- MUSC
- UNC-Chapel Hill

Rheumatology (5)

- Wake Forest
- Baylor
- Emory

Hospice/Pall Care (5)

- UPMC
- Univ of Colorado
- Mayo Clinic
- Wake Forest

Sleep Medicine (2)

- Eastern VA Med School

In the last 8 years, 42% of fellowship-bound residents stayed at Wake Forest for fellowship.