Advanced, Comprehensive Training in Clinical Settings for Podiatric Medicine & Surgery
The Christ Hospital Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program is a three-year residency based at The Christ Hospital. Residents receive academic training while participating fully in the evaluation, care and surgical management of patients.
The Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program was created, approved and credentialed in 2010. The residency experience is under the guidance of Douglas Schuckmann, DPM, FACFAS, Program Director, Clinical Director and designated program preceptor. Residents are trained in comprehensive foot and ankle care with special emphasis in the development of advanced skills in reconstructive forefoot and rearfoot/ankle surgical, pre-operative and post-operative care.
In addition to training at The Christ Hospital, residents may receive additional training at The Christ Hospital Surgery Center and Dearborn County Hospital. Residents complete rotations in:
- Podiatric medicine and surgery
- Wound care
- Internal medicine/medical subspecialties
- General surgery/surgical subspecialties
- Infectious disease
- Vascular surgery
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Plastic surgery
- Office management.
Our program prides itself on the pursuit of excellence and maintaining a traditional collegial working relationship with the residents, podiatrists and other attending surgeons. This residency was developed, and maintains standards at the highest level, through the hard work of the administration, residents and attending staff.