Advanced Foot & Wound Care Fellowship

Advanced Foot & Wound Care Practice Based Fellowship

Program at a glance:

Credential Earned: Graduate Certificate


Program Length: 2 Semesters across 1 year (Part-time)
Semester 1: 13 weeks (3 days per week in a clinical environment 22.5 hours weekly)
Semester 2: 13 weeks (3 days per week in a clinical environment 22.5 hours weekly + seven hours per week dedicated to a final research project)


Program Delivery: On site at Toronto General Hospital plus an evidence-based research project


Start Date: Continuous


Application Deadline: February 1, 2022


About the Program

This specialized program will support registrants of the College of Chiropody who are caring, progressive practitioners with a desire to deliver more advanced care, including:

  • Patient-focused techniques for prevention and treatment of high-risk foot and limb conditions
  • Emphasis on conservative management, using a large variety of dressings, products and modes for individualized treatment

A Fellow is a licensed health care professional who undertakes specialized clinical training and education. A component of a Fellowship includes researching best practice and opportunities for improving quality care. The Advanced Foot and Wound Care Fellowship will emphasize knowledge sharing to advance the quality of care for Ontarians, especially those living with Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFU).

The program will focus on the delivery of excellent care that is holistic, coordinated and prevention focused. As a “Clinical Fellow” in the Advanced Foot & Wound Care Practice Based Fellowship, students will be paid for the clinical care provided as part of the program.

“The Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to work with patients as part of an interprofessionally diverse health care team.”

Maryam D.
Advanced Foot and Wound Care Fellowship Graduate

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Admission Requirements

What Will I Study?

When you enroll in the Fellowship, you will have the opportunity to explore new technical applications, advanced knowledge and interprofessional skills needed to become a valuable member of the foot and wound care team. You will learn advanced skills and best practices in treating foot and wound care emphasizing evidence-based approaches, and deep clinical reasoning and decision-making skills focusing on customizing treatment plans for patients.

The Advanced Foot and Wound Care Fellow will be immersed in clinical interprofessional learning and care teams based at Toronto General Hospital’s J. Douglas and Tennys Hanson Foot and Wound Clinic. UHN has outstanding leadership in vascular, infectious disease, foot/ankle orthopedics and diabetes – all the essential departments to support a Centre of Excellence in foot and wound care. The learner in the new Advanced Foot and Wound Care fellowship program will be embedded within the Chiropody Clinic in the Vascular clinic at TGH so that they are learning with patients, physician specialists, chiropodists and specialist nurses to offer a unique but tangible opportunity to impact patient outcomes that are positive to an individual, community and society.

Additionally, time will be dedicated to the Fellow’s approved area of research that will advance protocol development or improvements in standards of care. Emphasis will be placed on knowledge sharing.

Semester 1:

In Semester 1, you will strengthen the technical expertise, knowledge and interprofessional skills needed to become a valuable member of the interprofessional foot and wound care team.

Semester 2:

In Semester 2, you will continue to explore new technical applications, advanced knowledge and interprofessional skills needed to become a valuable member of the interprofessional foot and wound care team. Clinical reasoning and decision-making skills will be deepened, focusing on customizing treatment plans for patients.

Additionally, time will be dedicated to the Fellow’s approved area of research that will advance protocol development or improvements in standards of care. Emphasis will be placed on knowledge sharing.

Tuition

Tuition to be determined.

Financial support may be available for the Fellow thanks to the generosity of donors through the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation who raise funds for research, education and the enhancement of patient care.