Curriculum Overview

This one-year program includes supervised training in: 

  • Surgical debridement (in the office and operating room) 
  • Competence in the comprehensive diagnosis and management of all wound etiologies 
  • Rich knowledge base in both basic and clinical science focusing on wound healing 
  • Hyperbaric oxygen work up, management and supervision 
  • Competence in numerous wound treatment dressings and advanced modalities 
  • Interpretation of vascular non-invasive studies 
  • Leadership skills necessary to oversee a wound care clinic 

Specialty rotations include: 

  • Plastic Surgery 
  • Vascular Surgery 
  • Orthopedics and Podiatry 
  • Infectious Disease 
  • Burn surgery 
  • Dermatology and Pathology 
  • Pain management and palliative care 
  • Geriatrics
  • Endocrinology and Rheumatology 

While on specialty rotations, the fellow will spend one day per week in the wound care clinic to maintain continuity of patient care. 

In addition to the subspecialty rotations, fellows spend a dedicated 3 months in the Wake Forest Wound Care and Hyperbaric medicine center. During the wound care months, the fellow may spend time at any of the other 3 wound care centers in the Wake Forest system to gain a unique perspective.