We will improve the vitality of the community by delivering the future healthcare workforce and advancing the best standards of care. Through the new Wake Forest School of Medicine Charlotte, Atrium Health will develop facilities and programs for the next generation, creating a diverse learning healthcare system.
- Develop the next generation medical education programming and facilities to launch Atriumhealth.edu.
- Build upon the robust, nationally renowned graduate medical education program Atrium offers today to include more innovative and strategic residencies and fellowships to attract highly trained and compassionate professionals.
- Leverage technology to allow remote learning opportunities for our learners.
- Provide a physical space where our learners of all clinical disciplines can collaborate in person, engage in interprofessional learning in a state-of-the-art simulation laboratory, and interact with the latest medical innovations through hands-on experiences.
- Create endowed faculty chair positions, supporting academic endeavors, pilot research, and funds for residencies and medical fellowships.
Next-Generation Academic Health System Becomes a Reality
A new era of healthcare has been ushered in as Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health, including Wake Forest School of Medicine, officially joined together as a single enterprise, Atrium Health.
Brilliant minds are coming together to advance life-changing care, an unrivaled approach for life-changing results. Medical education transforms, research expands – care is enhanced for your life. Your community will benefit. So will your children...and their grandchildren.
Because we believe when it comes to health, no one should settle for anything short of life-changing.
Charting the Future of Academic Medicine
The Atrium Health-Wake Forest Baptist Health combination will extend the excellence of the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem with a new, additional campus in Charlotte. The two campuses of the Wake Forest School of Medicine will build on the clinical and academic excellence of Atrium Health and the educational and research distinction of Wake Forest Baptist to create a next-generation, academic learning health system.
- As the largest educator of physicians and other medical professionals in the state, we are already educating nearly 3,200 total learners across more than 100 specialized programs each year.
- We aspire to be one of the most diverse learning bodies in the country - producing a generation of medical professionals representative of the communities we serve. Through this, we will reduce the shortage of doctors working in inner-city, suburban, and rural areas of North Carolina.
- The two medical campuses in Winston-Salem and Charlotte will create a new preeminent regional corridor for health technology and innovation. Convening the surrounding academic, healthcare, government, and business communities, the corridor will focus on improving health by bringing new medicines and treatments to patients in half the time and advancing economic equity.
- Research capabilities will be expanded across a large, diverse market to drive discovery that improves the health of our patients and communities with an emphasis on health equity.
- We will increase national recognition and prominence of Atrium Health and the Wake Forest School of Medicine, in key areas, including Aging and Mobility, Alzheimer's Disease, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes & Obesity, Pain & Addiction, and Regenerative Medicine.