The Christ Hospital Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency Curriculum

During our 3-year residency, residents spend about 24 months on Podiatric Medicine and Surgery service. This service includes three core podiatric surgeons, six additional podiatric surgeons, and an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery.

In addition, all podiatric residents take part in seeing podiatric patients in the residents' clinic. The clinic provides the residents an opportunity to prevent, diagnose and manage diseases, disorders and injuries of patients by nonsurgical and surgical means. Residents have full access to the hospital to order any all labs and diagnostic tests that enhance their patient's workup and their own learning experience.

Rotations

The other 12 months will be divided among the rotations below:

  • Anesthesiology

  • Behavioral Science

  • Endocrinology

  • General Surgery

  • Infectious Disease

  • Internal Medicine/Family Medicine

  • Office Management

  • Orthopedic Surgery

  • Pathology

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Vascular Surgery

  • Wound Care

Call Schedule

The chief resident creates the on-call schedule that is divided equally among the residents. The resident on-call assigns surgical cases as needed. Double scrubbing is encouraged. If multiple residents are present, the senior resident decides which procedures they want/need to log.

Didactics

Weekly Didactics

  • Every week during/after resident clinic w/covering attending

  • Present eLearning Modules

Cadaver Labs

  • Scheduled by the residents with the reps

Journal Clubs

  • Scheduled by the residents with the reps and/or faculty

Research

Residents are required to participate in the Resident Poster presentation day at The Christ Hospital each October. The poster must follow the same guidelines for submission to a state or regional conference such as ACFAS or APMA. At minimum, the poster can be a case presentation, however this can only be used as an individual project. More in depth projects can be used as a group project, if approved by the program director.