University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System Fellowship in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair
The first and only of its kind: a one-year medical fellowship in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System. The fellowship is available for residents who have completed residency programs and are board eligible in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Surgery, Geriatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Rehabilitation.
Fellows rotate through various clinical services during twelve months of training and function as an integral member of the wound care team. During these rotations, fellows are given the opportunity to manage a large number of patients with a variety of wound care related problems. On these specialty rotations, the fellow gains critical insight into the role that each member of a multidisciplinary team brings to the program. Hands-on experience is gained in the operating room, clinical wards, and outpatient clinical settings.
In addition to this specialty experience, there are continuity of care clinics that the wound care fellow runs as the primary physician in charge. This real world practice setting allows the fellow to gain experience in the work up, case management, and follow-up care that is required when running a hospital-based wound program.
The program is funded through research grants, and the Graduate Medical Education department of the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System provides logistical support as well as benefits. The program is working with specialty colleges in order to apply for formal certification in the near future.