Wake Forest School of Medicine welcomes medical students, residents and fellows from other institutions who wish to visit and complete rotations at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and other Wake Forest Baptist Health locations. If you are interested in being a visiting resident or fellow and getting experience in one of our many specialties and programs, please contact the Graduate Medical Education office to learn more about the process.

How to Apply

Please contact the specific program you may be interested in rotating with to learn more about the possible opportunities. For general information, you may contact our GME office staff at 336-716-6410.

Requirements and Licenses

Any visiting resident or fellow who wishes to do a rotation at Wake Forest Baptist must provide specific documentation, including:

  • Written documentation, signed by the program director of the resident’s sponsoring institution stating that said institution is continuing to cover the rotating resident’s salary, benefits and malpractice insurance during rotation.
  • Verification of malpractice (e.g., certificate of insurance)
  • Valid North Carolina resident training license

International Medical Graduates

The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is the sponsoring agency for international medical graduates. The USINA (United States Immigration and Nationality Act) authorizes ECFMG to sponsor international physicians as exchange visitors (J-1 visa) in graduate medical education programs affiliated with accredited United States medical schools.

International medical graduates may also enter a School of Medicine residency or without going through the ECFMG if they have obtained a green card or have become naturalized citizens. 

International medical graduates who wish to participate in rotations at Wake Forest Baptist Health must provide specific documentation, including: 

  • A valid ECFMG certificate 
  • A J-1 visa
  • A North Carolina residency training license