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Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowship: Reconstructive Foot and Diabetic Limb Salvage/Preservation

Sponsoring Institutions: KentuckyOne Health Jewish Hospital and University of Louisville

Director:
 Timothy C Ford, DPM

Length: 1 year (July 1st thru June 30)

Benefits: 

  • CME ( $3000.00)
  • Health
  • Licensure, dues, DEA
  • Professional memberships: APMA, ACFAS, KPMA ( $1000.00)

The goal of this Fellowship Training is to develop advanced training in Diabetic Limb salvage/wounds and complex foot/ankle surgery that is at the forefront of the care in the foot and ankle. To fulfill this goal, a broad-based and very active clinical program is available to foster insight, understanding, and creativity with respect to all facets of treatment of foot and ankle disorders. This is provided through thoughtful and provocative interaction in a full service educationally conducive environment which includes but not limited to clinics, in patient care, operating room, and skills laboratory.

Applicants:
This fellowship is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education {CPME}, as a post-graduate 12-month fellowship, which is open to applicants who have completed a 36 month Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency.


Application Materials:
CV with Picture and a letter of why you are applying to the Fellowship


Overview:
We have an active teaching schedule with clinical, surgical, and laboratory teaching. Surgical procedures of the week are discussed at a weekly orthopedic/podiatric conference, which includes case presentations and didactic lectures. There is a monthly journal club and a quarterly research meeting for the foot and ankle staff. Evening lectures on foot and ankle topics are held for fellows and residents throughout the year. Fellows are required to actively be involved in various research @ the University of Louisville and Jewish Hospital. While the fellow is not primarily responsible for resident education, the fellow participates in helping to fulfill our responsibility for resident education and acts as a junior attending.

Experiences:
KKH: Micro surgery Lab course (1 week)

  • 1 week lab @ the Kleinnrt & Kutz Hand Care Ctr (the 1st American hand transplant group)
    Dept Plastic Sx: U of L: Foot flaps/grafts
    Orthopedic Traumatlogy
    Infectious Disease
    Wound care clinics (UL and JHSMH)
    ER call for foot trauma (University Louisville)


Clinics:

        UL faculty clinic
        UL Orthopedic foot clinic
        UL Diabetic foot and wound clinic
 
        
Didactics:
       Ortho Fx conference
       Journal Club
       Case presentation of the week
       Workshops
     

Research:

  • Ongoing clinical research takes place throughout the year. Participation in resident's research projects is encouraged.
  • The Fellow is to produce one manuscript for publication on foot and ankle care.
  • Wet lab development

          
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