DVA – Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
Melissa . Abercrombie DPM
Healthy Feet Podiatry
University of South Florida
Largo Medical Center
University of Central Florida-medical students
Two months of each training year will be spent at local private practices to gain pediatric and practice management experience.
There is a diverse patient population with excellent support for multidisciplinary team approach to patient care.
ACLS and CPR training will be available to obtain at the beginning of program
This is a PMSR/RRA program that encompasses all aspects of Podiatry including forefoot/rearfoot/ankle surgery, general podiatric medicine, and wound clinic (in conjunction with the plastic surgery department). Time will also be spent with our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department in regards to amputation prevention as well as post amputation rehab. The Podiatry staff as well as Hospital Administration and all other rotation faculty are highly motivated in the training and education of all residents and medical students at the facility. Scheduled outside rotations (2 months out of each year) with local private practices will afford each resident practice management skills, pediatric experience, and other private practice pearls. Ten months of each year will be spent at the VA facility, which is located on an impressive 337 acres on the Gulf of Mexico with