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Podiatric Medicine and Surgery PGY-II Rotation

Goals

  • 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.


Objectives

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.


Methodology

  • 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.