The importance of a rich, diverse academic experience during the post-graduate training years should be taken very seriously. We strive to provide our podiatric residents with continual education experiences throughout their three years of training.
Our program includes an academic schedule that features power-point and board topic presentations, which are supplemented with journal club and case presentations every two weeks. All residents participate in these presentations and all board topics are discussed. Every year, residents will be involved in this activity at a different level so they can augment their experience and understanding of the subject matter. In addition to these regularly scheduled educational meetings, attending physicians also hold case presentations, lectures, participate in cadaver labs, and journal clubs on a regular basis. In addition, a grand rounds lecture is held every two months, which provides attending and resident lectures, as well as demonstrations and hands-on experience, with new surgical devices from company representatives. We currently have multiple residents publishing research in podiatric journals and working on projects with affiliated attending physicians. Our residents also take an active part in research articles and the annual poster competitions for ACFAS and the APMA.
The didactic experience at Saint Joseph Hospital is one that strongly supplements our residents' clinical experiences. The education our residents receive allows them to perform at the top of the podiatric field upon completion of their three-year experience.