Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM) provides a robust offering of academic, financial, and well-being services. While many students utilize these resources, some may benefit from additional support.

With that understanding, a multidisciplinary CARE Team was established with the aim of identifying students in or heading toward disabling distress, harm to self or harm to others. This team has a protocol for receiving consultations, assessing risk, responding and educating.

The role of the CARE Team is to:

Consult
Partner with faculty, staff or students to collaboratively problem solve.

Assess
Triage and assess risk based on the NABITA risk rubric.

Respond
Provide support and follow-up as necessary.

Educate
Share information and resources among programs and proactively engage with all programs and campus partners to identify patterns or trends that may impact the learning environment.

CARE Team Frequently Asked Questions

File a Report

CARE Team Representatives

MD Program
Stacy Schmauss
sschmaus@wakehealth.edu
Nursing Programs
Heather Johnson 
hrjohnso@wakehealth.edu
PA Program
Jill Grant
Jill.Grant@wakehealth.edu
Graduate Programs
Bernard Roper
broper@wakehealth.edu