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Geriatric Medicine

Clinical Training

Clinical Training in the Wake Forest University Geriatric Fellowship Program

Our fellows train across multiple care settings with the supervision and instruction of our faculty. Sites of care include:

The William R. Hazzard Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit

The J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging Ambulatory Clinics:
     Primary Care
     Geriatric Consultation
     Memory Assessment Clinic 

Brookridge Retirement Home:
     Assisted Living
     Memory Enhancement Unit
     Long Term Care

Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home and the Hospice and Palliative Care Center

Home Visits through our House Calls and Care Transitions programs

Additional sites include the Sticht Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, Psychiatry’s Geriatric Outreach program, and the Thomasville Behavioral Health Geriatric Psychiatry Unit, among others.

Opportunities for Individualization

At Wake Forest, our goal is to assist our fellows in their individual career development. Within the boundaries of ACGME requirements, we work with each fellow to identify their career goals and training needs, adapting the standard structure to provide additional experiences to guide their development.

Unique Areas of Emphasis

Cognition: Wake Forest is one of only two centers in the country where Memory Assessment and Cognition are housed within Geriatric Medicine. Our unique training in the diagnosis and management of dementia takes place in partnership with the internationally known Alzheimer’s researchers in the Roena B. Kulynych Center for Memory and Cognition Research.

Our fellows graduate with expertise in the administration and interpretation of cognitive assessment tools, the management of dementia and its behavioral and psychiatric symptoms, and counseling of patients and their family members.

Systems of Care: Wake Forest’s innovations in care delivery models for older adults include the Transitional and Supportive Care Team, providing a spectrum of care for those with multiple, complex comorbidities. Fellows learn about the healthcare system and emerging models of care.



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