The Foot and Ankle Residency at Inspira Medical Center Vineland in New Jersey builds on podiatric medical graduate education to help clinicians develop the skills they need to become successful podiatrists. Residents who complete an accredited Foot and Ankle residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic or other specialized positions, along with board certification in podiatric medicine.
About the Vineland Foot and Ankle Residency
Inspira’s Foot and Ankle Residency provides residents with learning opportunities that integrate and incorporate the clinical and surgical treatment of various unique pathologies in advanced practice settings across South Jersey. With comprehensive curricula and dedicated faculty, we take pride in offering residents well-rounded, hands-on experiences to ensure they develop the confidence and competence needed to succeed in their careers.
We offer our residents a wide range of learning opportunities and resources, including access to state-of-the-art technology like an arthroscopic ankle stimulator and a cadaver lab, as well as financial support for courses such as the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) scopes course and Board Wizards. Through our partnership with the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics in Baltimore, our residents receive training in understanding hospital protocols for admission procedures, analyzing laboratory tests and advanced imaging results and conducting preoperative patient evaluations.
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Vineland Foot and Ankle Residency Curriculum
The Foot and Ankle Residency offers a robust curriculum and access to experienced, supportive faculty in convenient locations throughout South Jersey. Each specialty program includes weekly didactics, attending and guest lecturers, clinical experiences and sessions in our procedure labs and simulation center.
We aim to expose residents to various aspects of podiatry so that they are prepared for whatever comes their way when they graduate—whether they go into private practice, hospital-based podiatry or a fellowship. In addition, we encourage residents to participate in various conferences, courses and research, allowing them to develop a deeper understanding and a broader perspective of podiatry and make meaningful contributions in their chosen area of interest.
Rotations in Clinical Practice
Our curriculum includes rotations in Anesthesia, Behavioral Health, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Pathology, Podiatric Surgery, Radiology, Rehabilitation, Vascular and Wound Care.
Residents rotate at two different clinics within the podiatry department at Inspira in addition to the off-service clinic rotations at the Rubin Institute. Clinics allow a break from the hospital setting and offer insights into resident goals following program completion. It also allows residents to experience the progression of patient care following the preoperative presentation and the post-operative experience.
Dr. Angelo Luzzi’s clinic at the Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey exposes residents to a well-rounded podiatry experience, showing them how a traditional podiatry private practice is run. Residents also receive training in medical billing and coding.
Dr. Matthew Brandt’s clinic at Reconstructive Orthopedics gives residents insight into the orthopedic side of podiatry, with a focus on pre- and postoperative trauma, sports injuries, injections and acute and chronic injury management.
Residents also have the opportunity to participate in various educational opportunities, including journal clubs, bone saw and cadaver workshops, radiology rounds, research projects and medical conferences.
Residents have the opportunity to participate in several committees and Inspira-wide initiatives, including the Graduate Medical Education Committee and the Physician Wellness Committee. Residents can also become involved in hospital-wide research projects. Within the podiatry department, residents can organize and participate in wellness events and various student activities throughout the year.