Program Essentials

Up to five Wake Forest College students chosen at the end of the sophomore year, and who satisfy all requirements during the junior and senior years of college, will enroll in Wake Forest School of Medicine. Often these students will have expressed interest in careers in primary care, such as family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, or women’s health. During their undergraduate years, participants will explore through classroom, independent study, and programming a range of humanistic perspectives on health and society.

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Students in the program must meet the following basic qualifications.

  • major in a program of study in the humanities, literatures, or fine arts (Divisions I, II, and III)
  • minor in Interdisciplinary Humanities, including completion of HMN 370, Medicine and the Humanities, and HMN 389/390, Individual Study, the capstone
    thesis related to biomedical ethics, biomedical policy, regional or global health
    issues or problems, history of medicine, medical ethics and literature, spirituality and wellness; the history of public health; social and cultural constructs of health
    and illness; narrative medicine; medicine and literature; or other topics at the
    intersection of humanities and medicine
  • maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point overall with no grade below C in medical school prerequisite classes (and no less than a 3.0 GPA in medical school
    prerequisite classes), and demonstrate exemplary conduct in all areas during their undergraduate career
  • complete all prerequisites for admission to Wake Forest School of Medicine
    including a satisfactory score on the MCAT and a successful WFSOM Admissions Committee interview