Ultrasound Education

Travel Planning

The Program for Medical Ultrasound at Wake Forest School of Medicine is located in Winston-Salem, NC, which has 232,000 people and is the state’s fourth-largest city. Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point, anchor a 12-county region in the north central part of North Carolina known as the Piedmont Triad, home to 1.6 million people. To access a comprehensive array of tools and information to plan your trip, some of which is summarized below, visit the Winston-Salem Convention and Visitor Bureau’s website.

Ground Transportation

Several major highways serve Winston-Salem. Interstate 40 and Business 40 pass through the city east and west, while U.S. Highway 52 passes north and south directly adjacent to downtown. Interstates 77 and 85 intersect these highways near Winston-Salem, making automobile travel convenient from any direction.

Air Transportation

Piedmont Triad International Airport, located in Greensboro, NC, is about 20 minutes by car from Winston-Salem.

Airport shuttle van/taxi service options are:
ABC Door 2 Door – (336) 721-9921 – Reservations available online.

Triad Transportation – (336) 668-9808
Located on the baggage claim level center of the airport terminal. Contact them to schedule your return trip to the airport.

Daily complimentary transportation to the Medical Center is available from The Hawthorne Inn and Holiday Inn Express.


The Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center proudly serves guests of the Medical Center by offering 155 bright and spacious rooms with the following features and benefits:

  • Complimentary shuttle service to/from the Medical Center (1.5 miles)
  • Direct access from Business 40 and conveniently located to Highway 52
  • Ample, free parking
  • Complimentary hot breakfast and local newspaper
  • Full service restaurant, offering three meals and room service daily, weekday lunch buffet and Sunday brunch
  • Coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, data port with high speed Internet and voice mail in each guest room
  • Cable TV with remote and HBO
  • Self-service laundry facility
  • On-site fitness center and outdoor swimming pool
  • Lobby computer workstation with Internet connection and printer
  • Wireless Internet throughout the hotel

Week of April 5:  #26N404     Rate: $89   Single/Double plus tax
Week of April 12:  
Week of May 3:  
#26M44V     Rate: $84   Single/Double plus tax
Online Reservationswww.wakehealth.edu/hawthorne-inn
Enter corresponding code # for week of reservation – 2015: April 5, #26N404; April 12, #26N404; May 3, #26M44V
Phone Reservations: 1.877.777.3099 and refer to the Ultrasound Courses

Other Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express
110 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC 27127

Marriott Hotel Winston-Salem
425 N. Cherry St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Graylyn International Conference Center
1900 Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Embassy Suites
460 North Cherry Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101


Downtown Winston-Salem hosts dozens of unique owner-operated restaurants, diners, coffee shops and eateries, many with outdoor dining options. Most offer selections from local craft breweries and nearby Yadkin Valley vineyards. You’ll find nationally known chain restaurants along major arteries and at shopping centers. Whether your tastes favor Southern home-style cooking, barbecue, steaks and seafood, or Italian, Mexican, Indian, Japanese, Chinese or some other ethnic cuisine, it is probably available. Find information about 350 area restaurants.

Things to Do

Free time during your visit offers a wealth of possibilities. Golfers can choose from a dozen public courses within 20 minutes of downtown. Outdoor tennis is available at several public parks, and Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center removes seasonal and weather limitations. Tanglewood Park, an 1,100-acre public park, offers trails for walking or running and two lakes for fishing or pedal boating. Spectators can watch minor league baseball in season at BB&T Ballpark, home of the Winston-Salem Dash, or catch quality NCAA competition at Wake Forest University or Winston-Salem State University. Art lovers should visit the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Diggs Gallery or one of many smaller galleries downtown. Old Salem and Historic Bethabara Park interpret life as early German settlers lived in the 1700s. The Winston-Salem Symphony performs at venues throughout the city, including the Stevens Center downtown. Theatrical, film and dance productions are staged regularly at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Hanesbrand Theater and Twin City Stage. VIew current schedules and other activities.

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