It seems like most conversations about residencies on this forum often lead us to the quality of surgical training one should be hoping to land. It appears the mantra is: great surgical training = you are more valuable then the next person = better job offers. It appears young doctors coming out of residencies, that do a lot of cutting, is the meal ticket to landing the F/A position with an ortho group. Again it's been discussed numerous time on these boards but most recently here: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/show...95&postcount=8
So I dare ask...what about the DPMs who graduate from residencies where they get superior wound care training? They get surgical training too, enough to sit for ABPS boards, etc. So why wouldn't an ortho group put a high value on an individual who can bring procedures that the group otherwise would have never seen?
It's been pointed out that F/A positions with ortho groups won't be available forever so why wouldn't an ortho group be inclined to hire DPMs who can provide great wound care along with the obvious palliative care a DPM usually provides?
Or is wound care over-rated? Would the ortho group be better off hiring a nurse or even a PT to do wound care? As a P3 student I am unsure if the quality of wound care training is similar across the board between a DPM vs. nurse vs. PT.