Our Residents

The Podiatric Surgical Residency Program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center was started in 2013. While we are just getting ready to graduate our second class of two residents, we have got off to an excellent start! We have attracted a very high caliber of residents, and have had students from seven of the podiatric medical schools participate in our clerkship program.

Meet Our Residents

Director's Introduction

From the program’s inception, we have had a vision to provide an excellent and well-rounded education for our residents and students, thanks to a dedicated and well trained faculty of podiatric and non-podiatric physicians.

We have a wide variety of attending physicians who provide a very diverse surgical caseload to enhance the training of our residents; many of whom are attending board certified by ABFAS with certification in Rearfoot and Reconstructive Ankle Surgery.

As program director, I have made the education of the residents a priority and I am constantly looking for ways to enhance the surgical training experience and academic advancement of our residents. To ensure that, we have medical and surgical subspecialty training rotations, a strong working relationship with Orthopedic Surgeons, as well as Plastic and Vascular Surgeons.

While at Jersey Shore, our residents have a very high volume of patient encounters in both the inpatient and outpatient environments. We have affiliation agreements for additional surgical cases with: Ocean Medical Center, Surgical Institute, the Northern Monmouth Regional Surgical Center.

We take pride in training our residents with hands on experience to provide the best possible care and outcomes for our patients.

Additionally, Monmouth County is a great place to live and work. The local area has fantastic restaurants and nightlife, as well as great beaches and outdoor activities available for your “down time “ entertainment and enjoyment.

Thank you for your interest in the Podiatric Surgical Training Program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. I hope to have the opportunity to meet and work with you in the future.

James P. Sullivan, D.P.M.

Academic Requirements & Residents Schedule

Academic Requirements

Residents are required to attend all academic conferences and workshops to supplement clinical training. Monthly schedules are available by contacting Eileen Becker at

• Podiatric Grand rounds: Held monthly

• Journal Club:
 Held monthly

• Podiatric attending lecture series: Held monthly

• Cadaver/SawBones workshops: Held monthly at Neptune high school lab or Jersey shore university medical center

• Radiology conferences: Held weekly, x-rays/MRI review of cases.

• Research: All residents are encouraged to produce a publishable peer-reviewed research project prior to graduation.

Residents Schedule


Podiatric Surgery – 6 months
Internal Medicine -1 month
Behavioral Medicine -2 weeks
Radiology – 2 weeks
Anesthesia – 2 weeks
Pain management – 2 weeks
Endocrine – 1 month
Infectious Disease – 1 month
Emergency Medicine – 1 month


Podiatric Surgery – 6 months
Plastic Surgery – 1 month
Vascular Surgery – 1 month
Rheumatology – 2 weeks
Pediatric Orthopedics – 1 month
Orthopedic Trauma – 6 weeks
General Surgery – 2 weeks
Trauma – 2 weeks


Podiatric surgery – 11 months
Pathology – 2 weeks