Medicine +Live

Back to Medicine

Enjoy all the features of our Medicine course PLUS live Zoom sessions, hosted by Drs. Linsday and Roy Strowd. These structured events will include:

  • Guest speakers: Subject-matter experts, professors, and doctors
  • Group mentors: Wake Forest students and alumni who know the field
  • Interactive events: Engage with classmates from around the world

You will also have the opportunity to participate in additional live sessions, Deacon Dive-Ins, where you can learn more about Wake Forest.

*Live sessions are subject to change.


Decorative: Dr. Roy Strowd speaking with a nurse

+Live Schedule

Welcome & Path to Medical School

June cohort: Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET

July cohort: Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET

Not sure where to start on your journey to medical school? Overwhelmed by all the available options? Hear first hand from med school admissions professionals and med students from a variety of backgrounds that have recently followed different paths to med school. Have all your questions answered on topics such as planning your studies, undergrad experiences, dual degrees, and gap years to name a few.

Q&A Session: Heart Attack and Health Disparities Related to Heart Disease

June cohort: Thursday, June 17, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET

July cohort: Thursday, July 15, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET

Every 39 seconds, an adult in the US has a heart attack. Experts will explore the underlying causes of cardiovascular disease and specifically address how disparities affect diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes.

Guest speaker(s): Dr. Brandon Stacey, MD and Dr. Mary Branch, MD

Current Topics in Medicine: Racism in Medicine and the Presence of URMs in Medical Careers

June cohort: Friday, June 18, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET

July cohort: Friday, July 16, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET

Explore Health Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and health inequities in the physician workforce with Dr. Brenda Latham-Sadler a Family Medicine Physician and Associate Dean of Student Inclusion and Diversity at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Guest speaker(s): Dr. Lauren West-Livingston, PhD

Career Pathway: CRNA, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant

June cohort: Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET

July cohort: Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET

Are there more career options in healthcare other than being a doctor? Learn about the myriad of roles and opportunities in the healthcare ecosystem that contribute to the successful treatment and care of patients.

Guest speaker(s): Michael Reiker, CRNA and Lisa Brennan, PharmD, Visiting Clinician at Wake Forest Baptist Health

Diet, Exercise, Obesity and Lifestyle Changes to Improve Heart Disease

June cohort: Thursday, June 24, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET

July cohort: Thursday, July 22, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET

Over 40% of Americans are obese. Learn how obesity contributes to heart disease and how healthcare providers are working to prevent obesity through preventative medicine and promoting patient lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management.

Guest speaker(s): Dr. Kristina Lewis, MD, MPH

Current Topics in Medicine: Global Health and Care Around the World

June cohort: Friday, June 25, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET

July cohort: Friday, July 23, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET

Learn about how medicine is practiced around the world and how challenges (such as climate, gender and poverty) differ outside of the United States, and how various medical professionals are working to eliminate avoidable diseases and increase access to healthcare.

Guest speaker(s): Dr. Anand Karthik Sarma, MD

Deacon Dive-In Sessions

Learn even more about Wake Forest through these additional live online sessions. Dates and times for the Deacon Dive-Ins will be available once +Live programming begins.

You can expect to cover:

  • The Wake Forest admissions process: Hear from a Wake Forest University Dean of Admissions and participate in an official admissions session.
  • Q&As with leaders at Wake Forest University: Have a candid conversation with a Wake Forest leader. Ask questions about the university, learn about special initiatives and cutting-edge research, and hear more about the “heart and soul” of Wake Forest.
  • The Wake Forest motto of Pro Humanitate: No matter what field of study or career pathway you pursue, you will understand how Pro Humanitate can be lived and embodied in your life.

*Live sessions are subject to change.

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