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Podiatric Graduate Medical Education

A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon, qualified by their education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. Podiatrists are uniquely qualified among medical professionals to treat the foot and ankle based on their education, training and experience. Podiatrists are defined as physicians by the federal government and in most states. DPMs receive medical education and training comparable to medical doctors, including four years of undergraduate education, four years of graduate education at one of eight accredited podiatric medical colleges and two or three years of hospital residency training. Within the podiatric field, practitioners can focus on many specialty areas, including surgery, sports medicine, biomechanics, geriatrics, pediatrics, orthopedics or primary care. (Source: Council of Podiatric Medical Education).At this ambulatory based program, all core competencies must be completed satisfactorily for you to graduate. We have an innovative and demanding curriculum. All residents must complete all “rotation” work, participate in office experiences, multiple surgical centers, attend didactic activities, and complete all clinic and hospital responsibilities on a daily basis. All residents are expected abide by all rules, to be responsible, respectful, dedicated, team players, honest, & hard workers.  If you feel that you have the discipline to understand that you come to our educational program to be provided with the opportunity to receive a comprehensive training in Podiatric Medicine then please apply to our program.

 

Objectives

To teach the skills of managing podiatric patients by working with established podiatric surgical experts.
To familiarize the resident with hospital procedures and the scope and functions of other divisions of health services.
To develop operating skills to perform diverse forefoot, rear foot and ankle surgeries.
To gain extensive experience treating chronic lower extremity wounds.

Approved positions: 2   
Funded positions: 2

Application materials

• CASPR Application http://www.casprcrip.org/ 
• Letter of Intent/Introduction
• Three letters of recommendation
• Curriculum Vitae
• Transcripts (minimum GPA of 3.0 and Rank in top 50% of class) 
• Board Scores (include on CASPR application)
• Photo
• Any research papers (optional)
• No application fee
• Contract available through Program Office

 

Program Director, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency (PMSR)

Dr. Christopher Blanco

Program e-mail: 

drblanco31@gmail.com

Important Links:
www.casprcrip.org

Council of Podiatric Medical Education
www.apma.org

Hospital Accreditation: JCAHO

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine:  Larkin Community Hospital is a member in good standing of the Council of Teaching Hospitals

# Staff DPMS: 20

The podiatric medicine department has more than 20 fulltime faculty who participate in resident education. Staff physicians are diplomats of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and fellows of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Institutions: Acute care, Multiple Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Clinics, and Physicians’ offices

Educational Program 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

DIDACTIC ACTIVITIES

• Grand Rounds
• Journal Club
• Weekly Lecture Series
• Multidisciplinary Conference
• Book Club
• Research Conference and Seminar
• Board Review

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