Podiatric Medicine and Surgery PGY-II Rotation
- To expand and develop the ability to diagnose more unusual conditions of the lower extremity.
- To develop and expand surgical skills necessary to do complicated rearfoot and ankle procedures.
- To develop skills as a teaching member of the Division responsible for the activities of podiatric medial externs and PGY-I residents.
In addition to developing increased ability, proficiency and efficiency of the objectives outlined for the PGY-I resident and upon completion of the second year, the resident should be able to:
- Execute more advanced surgical procedures of the forefoot and rearfoot including multiple/complex osteotomies, fusions, tendon lengthening procedures and tendon transfers.
- Manage trauma to the foot and ankle including major foot and ankle fractures/dislocations, soft tissue injuries and tendon ruptures.
- Diagnose and treat postoperative complications, make appropriate referrals for consultations and/or treatment 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.
- Complete a podiatric consultation including the preparation of a written report and full presentation to a patient.
- Function as an attending physician in a private practice or clinic setting.
- Effectively guide and teach junior residents and students by example, special conferences, skill sessions and interactive meetings.
- Provide meaningful presentations to podiatric audiences.
- The resident will perform duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- The resident will attend and participate in all conferences and clinics.
- The resident is responsible for identifying appropriate readings to help achieve the objectives outlined above.
- 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.