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Information and Resources for Students

The Wyoming Center on Aging has numerous opportunities for students:

  • Clinical training and internships in geriatrics and gerontology in Wyoming.

  • Opportunities to engage and learn about innovative aging services.

  • Community program immersion opportunities.

  • Minor in Aging Studies: The field of geriatric health offers opportunities in traditional health care settings and in new settings as the aging baby boomers redefine “geriatric care.” Consider the variety of professionals needed to design and create alternative community living environments. Imagine the excitement of being involved in wellness and preventative geriatric programs such as healthy nutrition for older adults or exercise for improved quality of life. Whether your interest is in hospital care, residential care, or as yet undefined allied health care, a minor in aging studies will compliment your major. The minor is open to all University of Wyoming students and is a unique interprofessional experience through the College of Health Sciences. For more information on the aging studies minor email Catherine Carrico at ccarrico@uwyo.edu.

  • Aspire to Geriatrics Program: The Wyoming Center on Aging is proud to announce the launch of the first interprofessional Aspire program - Aspire to Geriatrics! Students selected to participate in this program will be given many opportunities to develop their knowledge of aging and geriatric healthcare. Opportunities will include a lunch and learn series with leaders in geriatrics in Wyoming, as well as networking, funded travel, and conference attendance. There are also benefits such as priority registration and recognition at graduation. For more information contact WyCOA at wycoa@uwyo.edu or (307) 766-2829.

  • Caring Companion: Are you interested in gaining both clinical and community service experience ? The WyCOA Dementia Support Center is looking for caring companions, or individuals interested in working with seniors who have dementia and/or other health concerns. Companions provide a few hours of respite each week to caregivers of seniors. This respite time helps reduce caregiver stress and allows care receivers to socialize and engage in enjoyable activities.  Caring Companions is excellent clinical or applied experience and a valuable community service experience that can enhance your resume or CV for graduate school or job applications.  Contact Mimi Kreuzer at dsc@uwyo.edu | 307-460-8458 for more information! 

 

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Wyoming Center on Aging

1000 E. University Ave, Dept 3415

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2829

Email: wycoa@uwyo.edu

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