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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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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Virtua Health 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 Residents, Medical Students, Physician Assistants and Fellows

  • Affiliation Agreement with Organization (must be current)
  • Copy of Permit or License (Not required 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
  • Government Photo Identification (State, Driver's License or Passport)
  • CV
  • Proof of Criminal Background Check
  • Drug Test with Results
  • Residents and Fellows must provide a NPI Number, Physician Assistants (if applicable)
  • All learners must sign an online Confidentiality Agreement
  • BLS or ACLS Certificate
  • PALS certificate – individuals working with children
  • Complete application and all required documentation
  • Complete Needlestick and Splash online manual - All learners. Once completed a confirmation will be automatically sent to the Virtua GME Office. Stick and Splash Orientation (PDF)

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.

New rotations must be approved by the Director of Graduate Medical Education.

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.


Dental Extern Application
Medical Student Application
Observership Application (Virtua)
Observership Application (Our Lady of Lourdes)
Pharmacy Student Application
Physician Assistant Student Application
Podiatry Student Application
Resident & Fellow 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

GME Program Manager

Barbara Thompson

GME Coordinator


Santina Palmiere

GME Coordinator


Justice Harris

GME Coordinator


Contact Information:

2225 Evesham Road, Suite 101

Voorhees, NJ 08043



Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes:

Dr. Richard Paluzzi

Medical Director

Sande Ritz

CME/GME Coordinator

Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes

Contact Information:

1600 Haddon Avenue

Camden, NJ 08103