One-Year Podiatric Sports Medicine Fellowship
The one-year podiatric sports medicine fellowship at Barry University offers the fellow in depth exposure and experience in Podiatric Sports Medicine, with secondary emphasis on podopediatrics, biomechanics, orthotic fabrication and teaching. The fellow rotates through several area hospitals including Mercy Hospital and Orlando Regional Health Care System - Sand Lake Hospital. The remainder of the rotations takes place at Barry University or at private clinics and includes clinical neurology, care of the intensive limb and orthotic fabrication. The exposure afforded the fellow in sports medicine is thorough and takes place in the clinic, athletic training room and on the field or court. The fellow is encouraged to publish a manuscript and/or engage in research during the year. The resources available at Barry University include a Dynamic Pedobarograph and human performance laboratory.
The fellow participates in the many facets of podiatric sports medicine at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. The fellow receives the training required to be a team podiatric physician. Emphasis is placed on the multidisciplinary and multifaceted nature of sports medicine. The fellow attends to athletes from Barry University, the University of Miami and the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association, as well as local amateur athletes. The Disney sports complex in Orlando provides exposure to national and international professional and amateur athletes and sporting events. It also serves as the Atlanta Braves spring training facility. The fellow receives extensive exposure to physical therapy modalities and rehabilitation techniques from staff certified athletic trainers. Staff podiatric and orthopedic physicians provide the fellow with hands-on training, including both conservative and surgical management of athletic injuries. The fellow is on-call during athletic events and functions as part of the sports medicine team.
The fellow receives didactic and hands-on experiences from the Podopediatric and Pediatric-Orthopedic patient groups. Faculty includes podiatrists, pediatricians, and pediatric orthopedists. Rotations occur at Cedars Medical Center and Miami Childrens Hospital. Additionally, pediatric foot screenings are conducted periodically throughout the year at local elementary schools and day-care facilities. The fellow will participate in the Yucatan Crippled Childrens Project, which affords exposure to a variety of maladies, orthopedic bracing and reconstructive surgical cases.
The biomedical principles influencing sports injuries and pediatric deformities are emphasized during this program. Orthotic management of sports-related and pediatric abnormalities, including didactic theory and actual orthotic fabrication, is taught. The fellow shall have the opportunity to work with different materials, different fabrication techniques and fabricate both functional and accommodative orthoses. The orthosis laboratory at Barry University will serve as the venue for orthotic fabrication and teaching.
The fellow will instruct the third year students in basic orthotic fabrication method. This provides the fellow the opportunity to develop and enhance his/her communication skills, develop lectures, utilize audiovisual aids and produce printed instructional material.
The fellow is required to submit a research proposal or produce a publishable manuscript prior to graduation from that program. The human performance laboratory at Barry University is equipped with a Dynamic Pedobarograph and additional human performance testing equipment which is available to the fellow.
The stipend is $28,000/year which includes health benefits, malpractice insurance, uniforms, hospital lunches, standard holidays, and two weeks/year paid vacations. Registration for one CME program is also included.
Applicants must have completed a one or two-year COTH-approved podiatric residency program, have passed parts I and II of the national board examinations and be eligible for the Florida state podiatry examination. The application consists of a curriculum vitae and letter of intent, not to exceed two double-spaced typewritten pages.
Send application to:
James M. Losito, DPM
School of Podiatric Medicine
11300 NE Second Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33161
NOTE: Candidates will be asked to visit the program and will receive an interview.