Foot and Ankle Fellowship
The ASMI Foot & Ankle Fellowship program has been on hiatus since 2011. But Program Director Dr. Norman Waldrop and faculty members Dr. John Kirchner and Dr. Bill Krauss are reviving this fellowship. This program will be affiliated with AOFAS, but it will not be ACGME accredited.
GOALS AND CHARACTERISTICS
The Foot and Ankle Fellowship is designed to provide an in-depth experience in adult foot and ankle management and surgery. The setting is in a large private referral clinic, particularly noted for its care of high performance athletes. However, patients of all walks of life are treated here on a daily basis.
The Fellow will participate in all aspects of foot and ankle care, from diagnostic experience in the clinic setting, detailed physical therapy involvement, pedorthic and orthotic care, and extensive operating room exposure. Care of problems in the juvenile are interspersed with problems of aging and the elderly.
Fellows have access to anatomic specimens and to outstanding arthroscopy, biomechanics, and motion analysis laboratories. They will also participate in the weekly lecture and teaching sessions provided by and for the Fellows in the other fellowship programs of the American Sports Medicine Institute. Outstanding teaching materials, including audiovisuals, are available through ASMI. A monthly Journal Club is also conducted.
Each Fellow is expected to complete at least one basic science or clinical research project and to prepare a publishable manuscript by the completion of the Fellowship.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
- The Fellows’ salary and benefits are provided by Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center. The current salary is $45,000.
- Professional liability insurance is provided at no cost to the Fellow
- Blue Cross Blue Shield health and dental insurance is provided at no insurance premium cost to the Fellow and his/her dependent family members with no waiting period and no pre-existing conditions
- Funding is provided by Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center for the Fellows to attend AAOS and AOFAS each year. ASMI provides funding for the Fellows to attend the annual ASMI Injuries in Baseball Course.
- Reasonable business expenses related to team coverage are reimbursed (mileage, airfare, meals, hotel, etc.)
- Breakfast and lunch are provided by Ascension St. Vincent’s Hospital Monday through Friday
- Secure covered parking is provided by Ascension St. Vincent’s Hospital
- Study space is provided in the ASMI Sports Medicine Library
All applicants must be Board-eligible, qualify for an Alabama medical license and have graduated from an ACGME or COA accredited orthopaedic residency program in the United States or Canada. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications from Foreign Medical Graduates.