Wake Forest School of Medicine

About Wake Forest School of Medicine

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WakeHealth.edu) is a nationally recognized academic medical center in Winston-Salem, N.C., with an integrated enterprise including educational and research facilities, hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers, and other primary and specialty care facilities serving 24 counties in northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia.

Wake Forest Baptist is comprised of: Wake Forest Baptist Health, a regional clinical system with close to 175 locations, 1,100 physicians and 1,060 acute care beds; Wake Forest School of Medicine, an established leader in medical education and research; and Wake Forest Innovations, which promotes the commercialization of research discoveries and operates Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, an urban research and business park specializing in biotechnology, materials science and information technology. Wake Forest Baptist clinical, research and educational programs are annually ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

The Medical Center is the region’s only Level l trauma center, renowned for handling the region’s most complex medical cases. With clinical expertise in more than 100 specialties including cancer, cardiology, geriatrics, nephrology, neurosciences, orthopaedics, pediatrics and urology, patients from across the country rely on the Medical Center for quality health care and compassionate service. Brenner Children’s Hospital, which is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in Orthopedics, is located on the main campus and offers a full range of specialized pediatric services. It was the first Level l pediatric trauma center in North Carolina.

Wake Forest School of Medicine is recognized as one of America’s best graduate schools for its innovative, experiential learning curriculum, primary care training and research programs. The School of Medicine directs the education of nearly 2,500 students, residents and fellows including physicians, basic scientists and allied clinical professionals.

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