Dates: August 1 through July 31
Program training director: Michael S. Kerzner, DPM
Associated faculty: James A. Nunley, II, M.D., Mark E. Easley, M.D., James K. DeOrio, M.D., Samuel B. Adams, Jr., M.D., Selene G. Parekh, M.D., MBA, Karl M. Schweitzer, Jr., M.D., Douglas W. Schreyack, DPM, JD
Number of fellows: One (non-accredited)
The purpose of the Podiatric Research and Surgical Fellowship is to offer the fellow special knowledge about:
The role and treatment of diabetic foot conditions, Charcot disease and insensitivity will also be explored.
Fellow will gain advanced knowledge in each of these specific areas, not only the basic science understanding the anatomy but the pathophysiology responsible for each of the conditions.
In addition, you’ll get extensive experience in:
Other skills that will be assessed are the understanding of gait mechanics and how to properly fit patients with orthotics and prosthetics.
Advanced surgical skills in the operating theater for repair of hallux valgus and bunion, rheumatoid foot deformities, ankle arthroscopy, trauma with fracture dislocations, and reconstructive efforts in the adult, particularly for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and diabetic neuropathy, will also be addressed. Specialized interests in ankle joint replacement will be provided.
The fellowship will include a basic research component, and the Fellow will be expected to complete either a clinical or a basic science research project. The orthopaedic skills laboratory and the basic science laboratory will be available for these projects, and the Fellow will be mentored during the laboratory experience.
Another important component of this fellowship is a critical analysis of the literature. This will be accomplished through the Journal Club, in which you will be given instructions on evidence-based medicine and will critically evaluate the current literature.
Teaching skills will be promoted. The Fellow will give lectures during the didactic foot and ankle conference and presentations in areas appropriate to the Departmental Grand Rounds Conference and the Orthopaedic Trauma Conference.
This is a one-year fellowship after completion of podiatric residency training. Your progress will be monitored by the attendings through the weekly conferences and day-to-day presentations of cases. Your surgical techniques will be monitored as well.
How to apply
Accepting applications: 2019-2020 (Fall 2017)
Match participation: N/A
Application deadline: November 1
What you’ll need
The following application materials must be submitted to our office in one complete package (with letters of recommendation provided in individually sealed envelopes).
Timeline (Process begins 18 months prior to fellowship start date).
Non-Accredited application requirements
In order to be eligible for non-accredited fellowship training, you must:
Please submit application materials to:
Wendy Thompson or Sharon Long
Fellowship Program Coordinators
Duke University Medical Center
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Durham, NC 27710
Physical Address (for express mail):
DUMC, 40 Duke Medicine Circle
Room 5309 or Room 5312, Orange Zone
Durham, NC 27710
More about the Durham Area
Durham has evolved over the past few years into a thriving young city with excellent opportunities for both families and single professionals. Click the links below for more information:
Monique E. Barrett
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine
Wendy Thompson/ Sharon Long
Residency and Fellowship Program Coordinators