The Foot and Ankle Fellowship is designed to provide an in-depth experience in adult reconstructive 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 at the Institute. A monthly Journal Club for Foot and Ankle is also conducted.
Each Fellow is expected to complete at least one basic science or clinical project and to prepare a publishable manuscript by the completion of the Fellowship.
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. If you are a foreign physician and are interested in an observational visit, please click here.
The Foot & Ankle fellowship program is currently on hiatus. Our former Program Director Dr. Angus McBryde relocated his medical practice to Columbia, SC at the end of 2011 and the program currently has no other faculty members. A replacement for Dr. McBryde has been hired, but this person is currently enrolled in a Foot & Ankle fellowship, so it will be at least August of 2013 until he is established and ready to begin training fellows.
For more information about the Foot and Ankle Fellowship, please contact Jan Flurry at (205) 918-2146 (phone) or (205) 918-0800 (fax).