Comments Due February 20th: Establishing Wound Care as an ACGME-Approved Specialty

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Woodbury, CT – February 15, 2019 – The American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (ACWHTR) was founded almost a decade ago, with the sole purpose of helping to promote wound care towards specialty status. The ACWHTR submitted a proposal to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) seeking formal acceptance and approval of this specialty at the highest level of medical education in the US. The ACWHTR has created a balanced educational fellowship program which, if approved, can be adopted by many academic centers and help drive innovation and improve the lives of many patients over the years.

Request for Comments
Dr. William Ennis, the president of the ACWHTR, invites you to participate by reviewing the proposal and providing your feedback and comment to the ACGME (click here to view Dr. Ennis' letter).

The deadline for comment is February 20, 2019, so time is of the essence in submitting your input on this important and historic proposal.

The ACWHTR appreciates your time, attention and willingness to participate.

About the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair
The American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (ACWHTR) is a non-profit organization based in Chicago committed to advancing the field of wound care through education, research, and advocacy. The ACWHTR fosters the training of medical professionals through the sharing of a physician-based, clinical fellowship curriculum developed in conjunction with the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System and allied health care colleges and programs. The ultimate goal of the organization is to designate wound care as a board-certified medical specialty.

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