Certification Examination for Physicians in Wound Medicine and Surgery

The Certification Examination for Physicians in Wound Medicine and Surgery is developed by the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery (www.abwms.org) with the assistance of the Professional Testing Corporation (PTC)  www.ptcny.com .

The Certification Examination for Physicians in Wound Medicine and Surgery is also administered for the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery by PTC. Questions concerning the examination should be referred to PTC.

Application Deadline Testing Window
May 12, 2021
June 12-June 26, 2021
November 3, 2021
December 4-18, 2021

Eligibility Requirements

In order to sit for the examination, candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements by the application deadline.

  1. Be a currently licensed physician in the United States or Canada [Submit a copy of current license with Application.]
  2. Be certified or board eligible by a relevant primary board (American Board of Medical Specialties [ABMS], American Osteopathic Association [AOA], or equivalent) [Submit documentation with Application.]
  3. Have three years of experience in active practice of wound care documented by institutional Medical Director, Chief of Staff, or Chief Clinical Officer. [Submit support letter, written on official letterhead, with Application.]

    OR

  4. Be enrolled in or completed an ABMS or AOA approved training program and have completed a dedicated one year wound medicine and surgery fellowship as documented by the fellowship director. [Submit documentation with Application.]
  5. Complete and file an Application for the Certification Examination for Physicians in Wound Medicine and Surgery.
  6. Pay the required fee.

For more information please refer to the Handbook for Candidates.

Examination Application