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:
Memory Assessment Clinic
Brookridge Retirement Home:
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
sites include the Sticht Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, Psychiatry’s
Geriatric Outreach program,
and the Thomasville Behavioral Health Geriatric Psychiatry Unit, among others.
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.
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
B. Kulynych Center for Memory and Cognition Research.
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.
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.