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Wound Care & Tissue Repair Fellowship

The Section of Wound Care & Tissue Repair at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System offers the first and only of its kind: a one-year medical fellowship in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair. The fellowship is available for residents who have completed residency programs and are board eligible in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or General Surgery.

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 provides logistical support as well as benefits. Through a collaboration with the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (a non-profit organization founded by two faculty members and the president of the Angiogenesis foundation) the program is working with specialty colleges in order to apply for formal certification in the near future.

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Each rotation is either 2 or 4 weeks in duration–program total is 12 months

  • Wound Care I
  • Wound Care II
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Dermatology/Pathology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Orthotics
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Physical Therapy, Nutrition
  • Pain Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Palliative Medicine
  • General Surgery and Trauma, Acute Wound Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Endocrinology and Rheumatology

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Questions? Contact: Heading link

Beth Mcleod LPN ll
Section of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair

820 S. Wood St., CSB North, Suite 376, MC 958, Chicago, Illinois 60612