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Wound Care as a Career - An Overview for Physicians
Physicians have to seek out wound care opportunities on their own to see if it is a right career for them. Currently there is minimal exposure to wound care in traditional US residency programs, and there are no formally ACGME approved wound care fellowships. However, the demand for physicians with expertise in wound care has been growing as chronic wounds affect 6.5 million people in the United States. Wound Care is a fast-growing field of medicine that is becoming recognized as a new specialty. With the proper training, physicians who hold medical licenses in their state can work as wound care physicians inside nursing home institutions and patient homes.
Some of the reasons individuals decide on a career path in wound care are:
Wound care physicians typically work set, regular hours without nights, holidays, or weekends and are never on call.
They have a wonderful work-life balance with ample free time to spend with loved ones and also have high professional satisfaction levels.
Ability to perform procedures quickly and efficiently.
Helping an underserved population.
Rewards from watching wounds heal.
The intellectual challenge of wound healing.
Currently Skilled Wound Care has an accredited fellowship program, granting the FPASWS (Fellow in Post-Acute Surgery and Wound Care Specialist) through The Advanced Wound Care Fellowship Program. Physicians may qualify for the fellowship if they meet the prerequisites. Becoming a wound care physician also allows for greater Work/Life Balance as wound care physicians typically work set, regular hours without nights, holidays, or weekends, and are never on call. Becoming a wound care professional allows physicians to gain back a sense of autonomy and freedom.