Our goal is to produce skilled practitioners of podiatric medicine and surgery who can compete in today's marketplace. The program is expanding to three years in anticipation of The American Board of Podiatric Surgery requirements for three years for reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.
The Virtua Health podiatric residency began in 1984 as a 24-month podiatric surgical program at West Jersey Health System. The program provided one slot per year until 1988 at which time a second slot was added. In 1999, the West Jersey Health System merged with Memorial Hospital Burlington County to form Virtua Health.
About Virtua Health
Virtua Health, with more than 7,000 employees and 1,700 physicians providing services, is the largest healthcare provider in southern New Jersey. It is comprised of four hospitals including Virtua Memorial Hospital Burlington County in Mt. Holly, and Virtua West Jersey Hospitals in Berlin, Marlton and Voorhees.
More than 7,000 babies are born annually at the hospitals in Mt. Holly and Voorhees, where comprehensive neonatal intensive care for premature newborns is available. Pediatric primary and specialty care services are offered as part of the Virtua duPont Children's Health Program, an affiliation with the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
With five strategically located emergency centers, it handles more emergencies - and pediatric emergencies - than any other hospital in South Jersey.
Virtua Health also serves the community with comprehensive primary care and emergency and specialty services at its outpatient center in Camden; two long-term comprehensive care centers located in Berlin and Mount Holly; two outpatient surgery centers located in Mt. Holly and Voorhees; and a home-health care agency.