Curriculum and Didactics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Podiatric medicine and surgery residency program

Training: Three year program
Positions: Approved for three positions

Curriculum
The Podiatric curriculum is designed to provide comprehensive training rotations resulting in a high level of competency in Podiatric Surgery. The program provides technical and academic opportunities through challenging rotations and didactics.

Rotations

Rotations are scheduled in 13 Blocks of 4 weeks each

PGY 1

  • Podiatric Medicine & Surgery - 34 weeks
  • Infectious Disease – 4 weeks
  • Behavioral Medicine – 2 weeks
  • Emergency Medicine – 4 weeks
  • Internal Medicine – 4 weeks
  • Medical Imaging – 2 weeks
  • Anesthesia – 2 weeks

PGY 2

  • Podiatric Medicine & Surgery – 42 weeks
  • Vascular Surgery – 4 weeks
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – 2 weeks
  • Orthopedic Surgery – 2 weeks
  • Plastic Surgery – 2 weeks

PGY 3

  • Podiatric Medicine & Surgery (Focusing on Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery) – 52 weeks

Clinical rotations are divided over the three-year program as follows:

PGY 1

  • Podiatric Medicine & Surgery - 4 months
  • Infectious Disease - 1 month
  • Psychology - 2 weeks
  • Dermatology - 2 weeks
  • Emergency Medicine - 1 month
  • Pathology - 2 weeks
  • Internal Medicine - 1 month
  • Neurology - 2 weeks
  • General Surgery/Vascular Surgery - 1 month
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - 1 month
  • Radiology - 2 weeks
  • Anesthesia - 2 weeks

PGY 2

  • Podiatric Medicine & Surgery - 9 months
  • Orthopedic Surgery - 1 month
  • Plastic Surgery - 1 month
  • Endocrinology - 1 month

PGY 3

  • Podiatric Medicine & Surgery (Focusing exclusively on Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery) – 11 months
  • Rheumatology - 2 weeks
  • Mission trip to an underserved area of the world is available

Didactics

Multiple didactic activities are required including ACFAS research poster/abstract, ACFAS Michigan Division surgical presentations, MPMA consortium, MPMA abstract competition, radiology reviews, journal clubs, board reviews, monthly cadaveric dissection labs, podiatric skill workshops, and practice management.

Information for Applicants
Interested in applying to one of our programs, call (800) 436-7936.
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