Curriculum & Rotations

Rotations & Schedule of the Residency Program

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery – block (20 months)

Develop comprehensive working knowledge of general medicine principles necessary for competent patient care in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the foot and related structures

Medicine – block (1 month)

Demonstrate the ability and skill in taking a history and physical exam, interpretation of pertinent lab data and abnormal and normal EKG findings, become familiar with current concepts of diabetes care, common coagulation disorders and anticoagulant therapy and common disease processes which have manifestations in the lower extremity

Infectious Disease – block (3 months)

The practicing podiatric physician is often challenged with infectious disease of the lower extremity. This rotation will help identify, understand and better evaluate those individuals with infection.

Medical Imaging – sequential (1 month)

Perform and interpret foot and ankle radiographs and become familiar with musculoskeletal pathology with specific emphasis on the lower extremity

Pathology – sequential (1 month)

Become familiar with the various histological findings or normal and abnormal tissue through clinical pathology and laboratory experiences

Anesthesiology – block (1 month)

Become familiar with the pre-anesthetic evaluation, the various agents utilized in general, regional and local anesthesia and the monitoring and recovery of the anesthetized patient

Ortho/Trauma – block (5 months)

Develop an understanding of the management of trauma techniques, orthopedic principles including open and closed fracture reduction, the anatomy and physiology, and the knowledge and treatment of infections

Orthopedic foot/ankle service – block (4 months) & case-by-case

Develop an understanding of the management of foot and ankle pathology including foot and ankle surgery, bone composition, mechanisms of healing and the knowledge and treatment of infections

Wound Care – sequential (3 months)

Become familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with various wounds and how it pertains to podiatric clinical practice

General Surgery – case-by-case

Become familiar with the principles of perioperative management including fluid and electrolyte balance, pain management, insulin dosing and blood and/or component therapy

Emergency Medicine – block (2 months)

Become familiar with emergency situations and the emergency room protocol and procedure with emphasis on the lower extremity pathology

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – block (2 months)

Become familiar with various suture techniques and wound closure materials and demonstrate an understanding of skin grafting and skin flap principles

Pediatric Orthopedics – block (2 months) & case-by-case

Develop an understanding in the evaluation and treatment of the pediatric orthopedic patient

Dermatology – sequential (1 month)

Become familiar with lower extremity dermatology and generalized dertamology pathology

Vascular Surgery – block (1 month)

Become familiar with the basic principles of vascular surgery and tests

Rehabilitation Medicine – sequential (2 months)

Become familiar with the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of patients in the rehabilitation setting with focus on lower pathologies and rehabilitation techniques

Behavioral Medicine – sequential (1 month)

Become familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with mental and physical limitations

Resident Program Requirements

Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) requires a Minimum Activity Volume (MAV) for each resident—the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare Podiatric Residency Program exceeds all requirements with each of our residents more than doubling the totals required by CPME, ensuring our residents have the ample opportunity to hone their surgical and diagnostic and clinical skills.

Didactics Monthly

  • Journal Club
  • Case presentations
  • Fracture conference
  • Grand rounds
  • Radiology review
  • Chapter reviews
  • Workshops

 

 

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