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Discussion in 'Podiatry Students' started by oncogene, Aug 16, 2005.

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    Hey Guys,

    Can any of you give any info on the more well known residencies in podiatry. I know that this is mainly a personal choice but there has to be a few that are sought after in general. I would like to start reading up on these. Also any insight into any of the surgical programs would be appreciated. Dr. Rogers, you seem to be very knowledgable about podiatry in general, what do you think? What residencies are known for producing the best surgeons.

    On a side note I was able to observe surgery today and was completely blown away. It was an exploratory procedure on the rear foot. They found that the patient had three tears in two ligaments. The cheif resident preformed the procedure. I truly am psyched after seeing that. Podiatrist definatley don't get enough credit for what they do! Thanks guys I look forward to your response.
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    West penn

    NorthLake

    Yale


    There are other great programs out there but these are typically heard of as the top 3.
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    I wondered about the same question myself. Good entry
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    West Penn
    North Virginia
    Seattle
    U of Tex San Antonio (for diabetes)
    Beth Israel Deaconess Boston (for diabetes)

    Many other lesser known, but "sleeper" programs providing great training
    Louisville
    U of Evansville Indiana
    U of FL Jacksonville
    Phoenix VA

    Best thing to do is to look for authors you admire or read about. See where they practice or if they're affiliated with any residencies. Read everything they wrote before you extern there. They generally write about what they know, so common sense dictates that if you read their articles --- you know everything they do, right?? That way, you're prepared for any "pimp questions" they may throw at you.

    LCR
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    First of all I would like to thank you for your time and info.

    What journals or reading would you recommend to someone just starting to get into all of this? I tried to find japma at my schools library but they don,t have it and the subscription for it is pretty expensive.

    Also , What schools would you say are better in terms of residency placement? I was accepted to the Arizona school for this year but decided to learn a little more about podiatry first. Thasnks for your input.

    oncogene
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    J of Foot and Ankle Surgery is the best (most scientific) podiatry journal
    JAPMA is alright

    There aren't really any other scientific DPM journals.

    But definately read:
    Foot and Ankle International (MD foot/ankle ortho journal)
    Clinics in Pod Med and Surg
    Diabetes Care
    J Bone and Joint Surg

    Those are good as well.

    I think all schools give you an equal shot at residency. It's much more of a personal decision on the part of the residency directors.

    Impress them on your externships.

    LCR
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    Hey isn't Beh Israel the teaching hospital for Harvard Med School?
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    One of them. Mass General is the other.

    LCR
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    what about st.barnabas hosp., bronx, NY?
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    I've heard good things about that hospital.

    Are you a DPM student or DO student?
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    As mentioned in the previous posts, there are many residency programs that have different characteristics and you need to choose a program that would fit your needs. Here are some of the top podiatric surgical residency programs:

    Well known Podiatric Surgical Residency Programs (Both Forefoot and Rearfoot training)

    Northern Virginia (INOVA Fairfax)
    West Penn
    Northlake (Tucker)
    St Vincent Charity in Cleveland, OH (unfortunately, Dr. Gerard Yu just passed away)
    Seattle (Swedish Medical Center)
    Univ of Pennsylvania - Presbyterian Medical Center
    DVA - Yale

    Lesser known Podiatric Surgical Residency Programs (Great forefoot and rearfoot training)
    St. John North Shores
    Grant Medical Center
    Scripps Mercy
    Kaiser Hayward
    Kaiser Oakland
    Plantation
    Gundersen Lutheran
    Morristown

    Programs with Great Diabetic Training (you should do your research if you want a variety of rearfoot procedures since a few of these programs may not or may not offer a variety of rearfoot procedures)
    Beth Israel Deaconess
    Univ of Texas at San Antonio
    Washington Hospital (Washington DC)
    DVA - Lebanon









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    ANother Harvard Teaching hospital that offers a podiatric surgical residency program, besides Mass General and Beth Israel Deaconess, is Cambridge Health Alliance.

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