Dr Wood began his post graduate work by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He then entered the Kansas City College of Osteopathic in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from that school as a Doctor of Osteopathy in 1966. Subsequently he entered a one year rotating internship and then a three year Internal Medicine Residency program, from which he graduated with honors. Thereafter he spent four years obtaining a PH.D in Educational Evaluation and Research (1989) from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. After this he practiced medicine for just about 30 years, including the setting up a Renal Dialysis unit. Dr Wood found that as his practice life moved along his interest in medical education continued to grow to the point that he would rather be involved in medical education. This, which he did over many years. During this time he attended courses at the Harvard Medical School and now occasionately teaches one of the courses. Dr Wood has had significant professional experiences. Among them he has been the Dean of four medical schools. In Arizona, he instituted a very innovative medical school, which is still acclaimed professionally as a great way to educate students.
He now is deeply interested in changing medical education to keep up with the everchanging practice of medicine.