Wake Forest School of Medicine

Wake Forest School Of Medicine

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The Wake Forest School of Medicine is the medical school of Wake Forest University, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is affiliated with North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Physicians, forming part of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center system. It is currently the largest employer in Forsyth County.


Foundation and Early Years

In 1902, the two-year Wake Forest College Medical School was founded on the college campus in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Thirteen students made up the charter medical class. Tuition was $37.50 per term; additional fees were charged for laboratories and student health care.

In 1908, The Journal of the American Medical Association listed the Wake Forest College Medical School as one of only eleven, including Johns Hopkins and Harvard, that require two years of college work for entrance. The 1935 Carnegie Foundation Flexner Report described the School of Medicine's laboratory facilities as "models in their way. Everything about them indicates intelligence and earnestness. The dissecting room is clean and odorless, the bodies undergoing dissection being cared for in the most approved modern manner."

Move to Winston-Salem and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine

The Flexner report also urged the closure of two-year medical schools, and the Wake Forest medical school moved to Winston-Salem in 1941 and became a four-year...
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