The Laboratory Animal Medicine Residence program at Wake Forest School of Medicine is certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and offers a unique opportunity for motivated individuals interested in residency training. The program is directed by Richard W. Young, DVM, DACLAM.

Our high-quality training program is designed to provide board eligibility for the ACLAM and is guided by an ACLAM diplomate. The residency has a strong record of success in board preparation and provides experience across a wide species range, with an emphasis on nonhuman primates.

The residency lasts two years, or one year of residency with the potential for subsequent entry into a three-year National Institutes of Health-sponsored post-doctoral fellowship leading to an advanced degree (PhD or MS).

Research Opportunities

Research opportunities include internationally-recognized programs in:

  • Aging
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Radiation oncology
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Reproductive system disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Women's health

Our unique institutional resources include:

Program Benefits Highlights

As a resident of Wake Forest you will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On-call resources (rooms, meals, etc.)
Learn more about the all standard benefits available to Wake Forest Residents. Program-specific benefits, if available, can be found on the program application page.