Polytrauma Amputee, MSK/Ultrasound

Eligibility

Interested candidates should have finished a PM&R fellowship by the start of the fellowship, should be in good academic standing and should be able to provide at least three to four letters of recommendation.

This one year program at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VAMC provides the opportunity to sharpen skills in multiple areas. The program runs from the beginning of July of one year to the end of June for the following year although the dates are somewhat flexible. The program is part of the Amputation System of Care (ASoC) which is a national program in the VHA system. McGuire VAMC is a RAC or regional amputation center which is the highest level of amputee care in the VHA.  The program is run primarily by Douglas Murphy MD, RMSK, RAC Medical Director, Associate Professor of PM&R at VCU and Dr. Joseph Webster MD, ASoC Medical Director and Associate Professor of PM&R.

The fellow will have the following opportunities:

  1. Learn about and participate in all aspects of amputee care such as inpatient services, outpatient services, pain management, wound care, prosthetic prescription, telehealth,  etc.
  2. Sharpen ultrasound skills in MSK clinics with GE S7 ultrasound machines and perform a wide range of MSK procedures with and without ultrasound.
  3. The fellow, if interested, can learn to perform peripheral nerve stimulator placements for pain in amputees and other patients.
  4. Rotate with different providers to enhance the experience and the acquisition of skills.
  5. The possibility of attending conferences and potentially presenting posters.
  6. Participation in research.
  7. Opportunities to publish (this may depend on current opportunities.)

 

If interested, please contact Douglas Murphy, MD Douglas.Murphy3@va.gov or (434) 960-8128.