Graduate Medical Education Department

The Graduate Medical Education department is responsible for administrative functions for our residents, medical students, physician assistants, fellows, and observers. Virtua is committed to providing and maintaining a warm, welcoming, healing environment while promoting personalized service and enhanced healing.

Our education programs are here to help develop and train leaders in medicine. The goal is to produce skilled practitioners who can compete in the demanding health care field. Residents and fellows will receive a well-balanced knowledge base upon which to build. Virtua's residency programs (Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Medicine, Pharmacy, and Podiatry) and fellowship (Cardiology) are dedicated to provide rewarding experiences.

Residency and Fellowship Programs at Virtua

Learn more about the following programs at Virtua:
Family Medicine

Family Medicine Residency

Our residency program provides continual and comprehensive care to patients and families through Virtua's services that are devoted to women's health, pediatrics, cancer, cardiology, and orthopedics.

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General Surgery Residency

Virtua's Surgical Residency Program trains surgeons in the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of patients who suffer from illness across the broad spectrum of surgery.

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Ob/Gyn Residency

Our Ob/GYN residency program offers extensive experience in all aspects of hospital care, including obstetrics, gynecology, maternal-fetal medicine, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, and emergency medicine.

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Pharmacy Residency Program

Upon completion of the Virtua Pharmacy Residency Program graduates will be qualified for positions including PGY-2 resident, clinical pharmacist, and inpatient pharmacist.

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Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery

Our goal is to produce skilled practitioners of podiatric medicine and surgery who can compete in today's marketplace.

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More Information About the Virtua GME Residency Program

Requirements for all outside rotating Students and Observers

  • Complete application
  • Affiliation agreement with organization (must be current; only for students)
  • Copy of malpractice insurance
  • Immunization record – proof of PPD & Flu Shot (within the past year), Hepatitis B Immunization, and Rubella Titers as per OSHA Guidelines
  • COVID vaccine and booster
  • Government photo identification (state, driver's license or passport)
  • Student photo for badge
  • Proof of criminal background check
  • BLS or ACLS certificate
  • PALS certificate (individuals working with children)
  • Students and Observers must sign an online confidentiality agreement (Issued by IT once above documents are submitted and approved).

All rotation requests are required to provide a list of names and rotation dates at least one month prior to the start of the rotation. All rotations should be confirmed prior to completing the on-boarding application. Annual lists are preferred. GME Office must be notified immediately should a schedule change.

The Director of Graduate Medical Education must approve new rotations.

Observerships are only offered for individuals interested in pursuing a career in medicine as a PA, MD or DO. All applicants must make arrangements with a physician prior to completing the application. Unfortunately the GME office does not retain a list of physicians who are able to accommodate observers.


Student Learner Application
Observership Application
Pharmacy Student Application


Should a student/resident/physician assistant/fellow not have the required paperwork submitted 30 days prior to their start date they may not be allowed to start their rotation.

If you should require further assistance or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate Medical Education Office at 856-325-3737.

Office of Graduate Medical Education Personnel

Dr. Richard Paluzzi

Medical Director of Graduate Medical Education

Grace Kost

Grace Kost

GME Program Manager

Santina Palmiere 

Santina Palmiere

Family Medicine/GME Coordinator

Joshua Wild, GME Coordinator

Joshua Wild

Internal Medicine/GME Coordinator

Justice Harris

Justice Harris

OBGYN/GME Coordinator

Christina Suarez

Christina Lee

Podiatry/GME Coordinator


Damien DeStefano, GME Coordinator

Damien DiStefano

Surgery/GME Coordinator


Sande Ritz

Sande Ritz

GME Coordinator

Christine Conners, GME Coordinator

Christina Conners

Student Coordinator


Melissa McIntosh

Melissa McIntosh

Student Coordinator

Contact Information:

2225 Evesham Road, Suite 101

Voorhees, NJ 08043