About Us

About Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University is a top-ranked national institution dedicated to academic rigor and educational innovation. Founded in 1834 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, it is composed of six colleges and schools: undergraduate, graduate, business, divinity, law and medicine.

About Wake Forest School of Medicine

Wake Forest School of Medicine is one of the most selective medical schools in the country and is in the top third of U.S. medical schools in research funding from the National Institutes of Health. Sitting at the core of Wake Forest Baptist Health — a preeminent academic medical center that includes a tertiary-care hospital, five community hospitals and more than 350 primary and specialty care locations — the School of Medicine bridges the University and the health care system that bears the Wake Forest name.

The school offers MD, PA, CRNA, DNP and 18 biomedical MS and PhD degrees. Our research focuses include cancer; neurosciences and neurology; aging and Alzheimer’s; diabetes, obesity and metabolism; cardiovascular diseases; regenerative medicine; and translational catalysts, inter-department groups which help us integrate new scientific findings into patient care.

We have created a learning health system through which we actively and intentionally integrate research and education into patient care settings and feed knowledge gained from those settings back into our education and research — so we can improve health not just in a distant future but starting today.


Working Together to Improve Health Care

At Wake Forest University, Wake Forest School of Medicine and Wake Forest Baptist Health, we see a growing need in our society for health care visionaries and trailblazers in clinical research management. Drawing inspiration from our Pro Humanitate (For Humanity) motto and leveraging our deep expertise in patient care and biomedical research, we formed two new degree programs to help address this issue: a Master’s in Clinical Research Management and a Master’s in Healthcare Leadership.

The core curriculum for these two programs is designed by seasoned doctors, researchers and health care leaders from within the School of Medicine. Through an advisory council for each program, industry leaders in health care contribute to the educational content and strategic direction of these advanced degrees.

These programs also draw upon the expertise of our School of Business, School of Law and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to create a well-rounded, highly focused experience. We believe this cross-disciplinary and academic and industry collaboration is vital in preparing individuals to lead health care in the 21st century.