Overview of the Podiatric Medicine and Residency Program
Loyola University Medical Center provides academic, clinical and surgical experiences for a 36 month Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with added credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery, within the department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. Podiatric residents train side by side with a wide variety of residents in other specialty programs in this academic health science center. Three new residents are matched each year, and are expected to complete the 36-month program.
The first year of training consists of podiatric rotations to Loyola Hospital and Clinics, and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Required rotations in internal medicine, general surgery, behavior medicine, emergency department and imaging are obtained during this year. The second year provides rotations to anesthesia, infectious disease and peripheral vascular surgery. The second and third year training schedule does provide dedicated time for research. The third year training has the podiatry resident working with our Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic colleagues at Loyola University and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. The third year also provides additional medicine rotations for pathology, dermatology and endocrine. All PGY 1,2 and 3 years have pediatric experiences with our pediatric Podiatrist, Dr Edwin Harris, as well as with the pediatric orthopaedic service. Our residency is a tiered training schedule that permits increased participation and responsibility for the surgical management of pediatric and adult forefoot and hind foot pathology. Podiatry and/or orthopaedic clinic attendance is required in all three years.
Podiatric and orthopaedic surgeons participate in training the podiatric residents. High volumes of reconstructive procedures are performed at Loyola and Hines. Many limb salvage procedures and partial foot amputations are also performed each year. The residents take emergency call and hospital consultation call for adult and pediatric podiatric injuries and illness on a rotating basis throughout their three years of training. Each resident is expected to complete a publishable research project utilizing the clinical, biomechanical, or basic science facilities of the university.
In summary, this program provides a full range of podiatric experiences including outpatient clinics, in- and outpatient surgery, foot and ankle trauma, and pediatrics. Strong instructional programs as well as non-podiatric medical and surgical rotations round out the training in this world-renowned academic health science center.
Residency application is made through the Central Application Service for Podiatric Residencies.
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