Occupational Therapy Burn Fellowship Program

The UNC Health Care Occupational Therapy Burn Fellowship Program is a collaborative endeavor between the UNC Medical Center and the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center. It is structured to include 12 months of intensive training in acute and non-acute burn management. A major strength of our fellowship program lies in the diverse expertise and interests of our faculty combined with the high clinical volume that occurs within an internationally recognized burn center.

The purpose of the UNC Medical Center Occupational Therapy Burn Fellowship is to advance the knowledge and skills of an occupational therapist that will provide specialized medical care and rehabilitative services to patients who sustain burn injuries. Fellows will participate in didactic education, focused and mentored clinics, research and direct patient care. The fellow will develop excellence in treatment of burn survivors and enhance their abilities to support and educate caregivers. Upon completion of the fellowship program the fellow will meet the advanced competencies required of a Burn Rehabilitation Therapist, recognized by the American Burn Association. The fellow will develop components required for candidacy in AOTA Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation.

We will not be accepting a fellow for 2021. Please check back in  the Spring of 2021 for the next submission for applications. With questions, please contact Kristel Maes.

Information on Student Affiliations

Rehabilitation Therapies
Kristel Maes, PT, DPT
Therapy Services Educator