Wake Forest School of Medicine affiliated with Northwest AHEC

Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC 27157



Family Medicine: 30 residents, 20 physician faculty; Internal Medicine: 103 residents, 200 physician faculty; Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine: 33 residents, 11 physician faculty

Primary Training Site: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

There are currently 56 accredited residency/fellowship programs at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) with a total of 668 residents and/or fellows within those programs. North Carolina Baptist Hospital, the major clinical teaching unit, is located adjacent to the School of Medicine, and together they comprise WFBMC, a tertiary care facility. The system incorporates 885 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term beds and services patients from North Carolina, the neighboring states and the world. Hospitals in Hickory and Boone, NC also participate in the teaching program through the Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC).

Forsyth Medical Center (FMC) houses our unique consolidated perinatal service in a well equipped Women’s Center (The Maya Angelou Center for Women’s Health & Wellness) which was opened in June 2012. The Maya Angelou Center for Women’s Health & Wellness is one of the largest birthing centers in the region, and the second largest in North Carolina with more than 5,000 births per year. The Center offers the only obstetrical service for a four county area (Forsyth, Davie, Stokes, and Yadkin) with about 482,000 inhabitants. This is of particular importance in the present rapidly changing medical climate where frequently large segments of patient populations have been shifted away from teaching institutions. There has been a continuing increase in the number of deliveries requiring expansion of the current facility at FMC which is now complete.