Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center in Lubbock, Texas are providing a one year burn fellowship. This one year fellowship will provide the participant with added medical knowledge and experience in the area of burn, other skin loss conditions and complex wound management. In addition, the participant will learn how to successfully run a burn and wound care practice and gain understanding of the leadership skills required. Thirdly, the participant will be exposed to new and advanced management of this patient population by participating in cutting edge research.
The Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center at University Medical Center is a nationally and internationally recognized burn and wound care unit with a reputation for excellent outcomes and cutting-edge research and treatment. With approximately 600 admissions and 1500 outpatient visits each year, this is an excellent opportunity for those seeking to develop expertise in the management of burns and wounds.
This fellowship will provide the participant with medical knowledge and experience in managing the critically ill burn patient, performing all types of burn surgery, treating other acute skin loss conditions and complex wound management including reconstruction of large skin and soft tissue defects. Collaboration with experts in plastic surgical reconstruction, head and neck surgery, wound care and hyperbaric therapy will allow for a well-rounded experience. In addition, the participant will learn how to successfully run a burn and wound care practice and gain understanding of the leadership skills required. Finally, the participant will have the opportunity to participate in both clinical and basic science research aimed at developing cutting edge techniques for managing burn patients, and will attend the annual American Burn Association meeting.