How to Apply

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Application Process

The Pediatric Residency Program at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist is a participating member of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All applicants must register with the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) of the NRMP. Only applications submitted through ERAS will be accepted. Hard copy applications submitted via mail, fax, or electronic mail will NOT be accepted.

We welcome qualified applicants with disabilities and are committed to providing reasonable workplace accommodations in collaboration with our institutional human resources office. If you are a trainee who needs accommodations during your interview, please contact our team.

Submitting an Application

Complete your application through ERAS
Register with the NRMP

Required Documents

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

  • Applications through ERAS only
  • DO applicants welcome; we prefer but do not require USMLE testing in addition to COMLEX
  • We ask for a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation but will accept up to 4. Departmental letters (aka Chair letters) are welcome but not required.

Interview Dates
Virtual interviews scheduled October – January, usually on Fridays

International Medical Graduates

We accept international medical graduates into our program that meet the following requirements.

  • Graduation from medical school within 2 years of start year
  • Clinical experience within the USA (with LOR from this experience)

Correspondence related to application materials should be directed to:

acunningham wake forest pediatric residency at Wake Forest

Adriene Cunningham, C-TAGME
Program Coordinator

JWelch WF Pediatric Residency Program at Wake Forest

Jessie Welch
Assistant Program Coordinator

Physical Mailing Address

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
Pediatric Residency Program
Department of Pediatrics
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157


Program Specific Benefits

Departmental Benefits

  • 3 weeks vacation plus 5-6 days off over Christmas or New Year’s every year
  • Free covered parking adjacent to the medical center
  • One lab coat, individual embroidery and Brenner logo, free dry cleaning
  • One meal voucher will be provided to a House Officer if they work shifts of 24 hours
  • Free access to pediatrics board preparatory material including AAP Pedialink subscription (for PREP questions, Pediatrics in Review and Pediatrics journal subscription)
  • 24-hour access to the Wake Forest University School of Medicine Resident & Fellow Work/Study Area and Resident/Fellow Lounge conveniently located near the Camino Bakery
  • Membership to American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Academic Pediatric Association (APA), and the North Carolina Pediatrics Society
  • Financial assistance with travel costs for conference attendance when presenting
  • Money to use for conferences, travel, books, testing, or licensing:
    • First year - $200
    • Second year - $250
    • Third year - $600

Community Benefits

  • Conference Center discount for residents and families
  • Financial Benefits from Trust
  • Discounted entertainment tickets to local attractions
  • Discounts at more than 200 local restaurants and businesses
  • Au Bon Pain, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, and Camino Bakery locations within the hospital

In addition to the standard benefits available to Wake Forest Residents, there are also local benefits.