Wound Care Job In Phoenix, Arizona
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SEEKING CANDIDATES FOR AN ACADEMIC FELLOWSHIP IN WOUNDS
* INITIAL ANNOUNCEMENT *
The University of Arizona Medical School in Tucson has traditionally been Arizona's only medical school. However, with Phoenix now the country's fifth largest city, the need for a second medical school has been clear. The University of Arizona has now established that second school, downtown in the state's capital and largest metropolitan area: UofA College of Medicine-Phoenix. It is the country's newest medical school, with a clean slate to write the book on medical care for modern times. Medical schools need university hospitals, and to establish that resource, the University partnered with Banner Healthcare, the state's largest and most diverse healthcare system. The system's flagship hospital is now Banner University Medical Center Phoenix. It is in the midst of massive rebuilding and physical expansion. A dynamic new Dean has arrived, and Departments and Chairmen are assuming their roles.
In recognition of the evolving knowledge and logistics of medical care, it is the University's vision is to have conventional specialty departments, but also to recognize the many multi- and interdisciplinary subjects of medicine, especially those that reflect new areas of interest, knowledge, and specialization. Wounds is one of those new subjects that the school has made a strong committment to.
The Wound Clinic at the hospital has been in operation since 1996. Extraordinarily busy, and successful, as measured by reputation, referrals, and results, it is staffed by physicians from diverse surgical and medical disciplines. This program and its staff and faculty have had a long committment to education in this field. Now, in alignment with the visions of the new medical school, a formal Fellowship in the subject of Wounds is being started. We are recruiting candidates for our inaugural class, to begin July 2018.
This program is being designed as a comprehensive educational experience that will confer a masterful degree of knowledge in the preclinical sciences and the clinical arts of Wounds. It is our intent to make this one of the most intense, in depth, challenging, but rewarding educational experiences of your career. We do so because we are passionate about the subject, and about our committment to our patients to get them better when others cannot, and because we want to see this school and program carry forward the banner of expertise and accomplishment and prestige that comes from being the first to do it right.
The Fellowship will be a two year program, with an optional third year for select candidates. Two fellows will be selected for the first class, expanding later to four fellows a year. Fellows are required to have completed a primary residency and be board certified or eligible in their specialty. As an interdisciplinary subject, we will be recruiting and accepting candidates equally from the surgical and the medical specialties. Physicians interested in Wounds come from diverse backgrounds, but the majority come predominantly from General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Podiatry, Internal Medicine, and Family Practice. To keep our initial recruiting activities manageable, we will be announcing the Fellowship through the societies and publications of those specialties. However, we will be open to any interested and qualified candidate. Your primary specialty will not be as important as your interest and passion for the subject, and various criteria of prior educational and professional experiences and accomplishments, including your undergraduate and post-graduate majors.
This is the first announcement of our Wound Fellowship. You can get further information by calling our offices, or by visiting our website. This should give anyone curious about the program an opportunity to decide if it appeals to them or if they have a genuine interest. Approximately January 1, 2018, we will update the site and issue a more detailed announcement. We will then start accepting applications. We will have an in person recruitment day here in Phoenix in early March so that we can meet and assess the qualified candidates. We are hoping to have 10-20 candidates for this event. Although we are accepting only two candidates for the first class, if we meet others that we would like to have, we will accept them for the following year. If you are in the penultimate year of your primary residency, or if your plans otherwise permit you to defer action for a year, then please consider inquiring or applying. Final decisions will be made, and acceptances announced, by the end of March.
We encourage you to contact us for more information. Feel free to use the Apply Now link or email us directly for immediate attention.
Banner Health is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in the country with twenty-eight hospitals (15 in Arizona), six long term care centers and an array of other services, including primary care and specialty clinics, home care services and home medical equipment, in six Western states and is recognized for its leadership and dedication to the communities we serve. In addition, Banner Health and University of Arizona Health Network have come together to form Banner – University Medicine, a health system anchored in Phoenix and Tucson that makes the highest level of care accessible to Arizona residents. At the heart of this merger is academic medicine; research, teaching and patient care – across three academic medical centers.
We welcome you to explore the opportunity to be a key contributor within our award-winning network of hospitals, clinics, research facilities and physician practices.
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