Program Schedule

PGY–1

Internal Medicine

The goal of the internal medicine rotation is to expose the podiatric resident to the hospital management of general medical patient care. The training experience will include performing complete history and physical examinations and the managing of multiple systemic diseases, including: diabetes, hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, rheumatic diseases, kidney disease, etc.

Radiology

The curriculum goals of the medical imaging rotation are to expose the podiatric resident to various applications and indications of radiographic techniques to assess the status of both podiatric and non-podiatric patients. Goals also include the ability to distinguish between various medical imaging tests and correctly identify and order specific tests

Infectious Disease

The training experience includes direct interaction with the Infections Diseases staff as they care for the Hospitalized patient. Emphasis will be placed on gaining greater knowledge of offending organisms and the proper use of antibiosis.

Pathology

This service covers both anatomic and clinical pathology. Under the direction of board-certified specialists, you will participate in the diagnostic services relating to the evaluation, interpretation and correlation of specimen analysis. This will include histology, microbiology, serology/immunology and toxicology.

Anesthesiology

The anesthesia training experience includes direct participation in the evaluation and management of the anesthesia patient in the pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative settings.

PGY–2

General Surgery

The training experience includes assisting in the surgical care of the non-podiatric surgical patient in the effort to increase their overall understanding of surgical principles and anatomy.

Plastic Surgery

The goal of the plastic surgical rotation is to expose the podiatric resident to the management of non-podiatric plastic surgical pathology. Goals of this rotation include learning basic skin tissue handling techniques including grafting, and rotational flaps to promote tissue closure and wound healing.

Behavioral Medicine

The behavior medicine requirement is satisfied with 2 weeks of training on psychiatry.  During the rotation the resident will learn to recognize and medically manage various psychological disorders, minor and complex.  Additionally the resident will develop a thorough understanding of informed consent. 

Emergency Medicine

The training experience will emphasize observation and direct management of the emergency medial case with interdisciplinary interaction.

Orthopedic Trauma

The goal of the orthopedic rotation is to expose the podiatric resident to the management of non-podiatric orthopedic surgical pathology. The training experience includes assisting in the surgical care of the non-podiatric orthopedic surgical patient in the effort to increase their overall understanding of surgical principles and anatomy.

PGY-3

Orthopedic Oncology

The goal of the orthopedic oncology rotation is to develop a better understanding of the features of bone and soft tissue tumors.   The resident will be exposed to both clinical and surgical aspects of orthopedic oncology.  The experience will improve the ability of the resident to recognize and manage bone and soft tissue tumors of the foot and ankle. 

Vascular Surgery

The goal of the vascular surgery rotation is to expose the podiatric resident to the hospital management of vascular surgical pathology. The training experience includes assisting in the surgical care of the non-podiatric surgical patient in the effort to increase their overall understanding of surgical principles and anatomy.

Dermatology

The goal of the dermatology rotation is to develop improved ability to describe and recognize skin and nail pathology and also perform diagnostic procedures.  Additionally a goal of the rotation is to better identify clinical situations in which a dermatologist should be consulted for a skin or nail condition of the foot and ankle.