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Podiatric Medicine and Surgery PGY-I Rotation

Goals

  • To develop basic surgical skills necessary to perform basic forefoot and rearfoot surgery.
  • To develop skills necessary to provide competent care with respect to the perioperative management of podiatric patients.
  • To be able to function as a member of the health care team within the hospital setting.


Objectives

Upon completion of the first year, the resident should be able to:

  • Evaluate, diagnose and treat local and systemic conditions manifesting themselves in the lower extremity especially those disorders affecting the foot, ankle and lower leg.
  • Execute basic forefoot procedures including common digital, lesser metatarsal, first ray and nail and soft tissue procedures.
  • Perform all aspects of perioperative management of a patient undergoing elective podiatric surgery including the preoperative evaluation and assessment and immediate postoperative care of the outpatient and inpatient.
  • Appreciate the role of other medical and surgical specialties and effectively interact with the same when necessary.
  • Complete a meaningful clinical research project, retrospective study or evaluation or major subject review which is published in a referenced journal or text.
  • Demonstrate a logical thought process in the selection of the surgical or nonsurgical treatment options for commonly encountered diseases, disorders and/or trauma of the foot and ankle.
  • Complete a basic podiatric consultation for routine foot problems including the preparation of a written report.
  • Assist and guide students in the acquisition of knowledge by providing experiences during their externship rotation.
  • Manage basic trauma of the foot and ankle, including simple uncomplicated fractures/dislocations, puncture wounds, lacerations and other soft tissue.


Methodology

  • The resident will attend and participate in all conferences and clinics and perform all duties assigned.
  • An evaluation will be completed on each resident by the staff of Podiatry. All residents will be expected to complete an evaluation of the rotation.