Dr. Deborah Wagenaar DO, MS, professor in the Michigan State University Department of Psychiatry, talks about her career at MSU, specializing in geriatric psychiatry, and working with older adults and their multiple medical problems. Wagenaar says she was born and raised in Southeast Michigan and did her undergrad at Wayne State University. She describes the work environment in the College as "feeling like home." Wagenaar says she was initially reluctant to pursue psychiatry but it grew on her over time. She says she has a goal of inspiring students to pursue geriatric psychiatry as a specialty and recommends exposing students to older patients early in their education. Wagenaar talks about the current state of psychiatric education and how the neurosciences are likely to change the field. She talks about some of the advances in the field for treating depression, dementia, and other maladies.