Broadlawns Foot & Ankle Reconstruction and Trauma Fellowship

Program Director:
Mica Murdoch, DPM, FACFAS

Other Program Faculty:
Ron Belin, DPM
Vincent Mandracchia, DPM, FACFAS

Post Graduate Fellows:
2017-2018: Aleksandr Emerel, DPM
2016–2017: Blake Hines, DPM, AACFAS
2015–2016: Wizely Clauther, DPM
2014–2015: Ashley McClain, DPM, AACFAS
2013–2014: Magdalena De La Cruz, DPM, AACFAS

Broadlawns Medical Center
1801 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50314
Phone: (515) 282-7468
Fax: (515) 282-2515


Number of Positions:
one full-time position

1 year

Program Start and End Dates:
August 1–July 31

Application Deadline:
September 1

Program Application:
ACFAS Standard Fellowship Application Form

$55,000; benefits provided

Position Location:
Broadlawns Medical Center

Research Requirements:
Research leading to potential publication of at least one manuscript

Program Summary / Training Goals:

  • Be involved in clinical and basic research projects
  • Research leading to publication of at least one manuscript
  • Participate in hospital educational lecture series
  • Participate in clinical conferences, seminars and journal clubs
  • Attend and lecture at Heartland Podiatry Conference
  • Take primary call one day per week and two weekends per month with staff coverage for trauma
  • Take secondary trauma call when not on primary call
  • Maintain weekly office hours in clinic
  • Function as independent surgeon on less advanced procedures
  • Manage patients admitted to service
  • Participate in daily rounds
  • Document and maintain proper medical records
  • Be involved in student education
  • Attend ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference

Educational Opportunities


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