Wound Management Physical Therapy Residency

The Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Network Wound Management Residency Program offers a comprehensive educational and clinical experience aimed to develop advanced skills and knowledge, elevate professional practice and create clinical experts capable of providing world-class care in wound and burn rehabilitation.  Residents have a unique opportunity to grow expertise in the specialized practice of wound care in addition to advanced clinical management of patients with burn injuries.

Duration: 18 months
Accreditation: ABPTRFE candidacy status
Open positions: 1
Application deadline: June 3, 2024
Program start: November 4, 2024
Clinic locations: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (Adult Burn Center), Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center (Center for Wound Healing)
Prerequisites: an applicant must be a graduate of an accredited physical therapy program, have a valid Maryland physical therapist license or be eligible to take the licensing exam by the time of the interview. Please note that we are unable to sponsor visas for international applicants.
How to apply: Please e-mail the Wound Management Residency Program Director, Scott Vocke, DPT, ([email protected]) with the following: a CV, a letter of intent and 2 recommendation letters.
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Please click the pay application link to pay the supplementary application fee. Application will not be processed until the fee is received and application is complete. All fees are non-refundable.

Program Goals

Considering limited availability of formal post-graduate training programs in wound management and burn rehabilitation, we are committed to increasing the number of:

  • highly skilled wound and burn physical therapy clinicians for the community
  • quality educators for the physical therapy profession
  • clinicians who are involved in scholarly activity and research within the field

Program Features

  • Patient Care
    • The opportunity to practice wound management in a variety of settings including an outpatient wound center, an American Burn Association regionally verified burn center, and an array of inpatient hospital units.
    • 1,792 hours of independent clinical practice through direct patient care as Johns Hopkins employees: On average at least 31 hours per week over 16 months.
    • Shadowing various procedures and surgeries with referring providers from plastic and burn surgery.
  • Mentorship
    • 256 hours of one-on-one mentorship (average of 4 hours per week) by certified wound specialists and physical therapists with expertise in the fields of wound management and burn rehabilitation
    • 192 hours of co-treatment with a mentor
    • 64 hours of academic mentorship
  • Instruction: 672 hours of didactic curriculum provided by wound management professionals.
  • Research and Conferences
    • Participation in research activities.
    • Conference attendance to at least one of the following: The American Burn Association Conference, APTA Combined Sections Conference, Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, Stepping Stones to Excellence in Wound Care.
  • American Burn Association membership.
  • Opportunity to participate in community outreach including a pediatric burn survivor camp and various burn survivor support group events.

Residency Program Director

Scott Vocke, DPT

Acute Rehabilitation Services Clinical Coordinator
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Email[email protected]

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Residency Program Coordinator

Lawrence A. Raymond, DPT, MBA, CWS

Director of Rehabilitation & Ambulatory Services
Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center

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