Saint Joseph Hospital/Chicago, IL PM&S-36 offers post-graduate year I through III training. The curriculum has been designed in accordance with the Council on Podiatric Medicine document 320/Standards and Requirements for Approval of Residencies in Podiatric Medicine.
The objectives of this program include:
- Train highly competent podiatric physicians capable of functioning in the office, clinic, academic and hospital setting.
- Enable residents to successfully complete the requirements of and pass the exam for board-certification given by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.
- Instruct residents in the fundamentals of research methodology, medical writing and critical appraisals of the literature.
- Provide the administration and management experience essential to operate a private practice.
- Educate residents in the skills required for effective public speaking and teaching.
- Provide superior training in all aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery.
In order to achieve these objectives, residents are given:
- Primary responsibilities for patient care with graded and increasing responsibilities for supervision, patient flow and clinical teaching of other residents and externs.
- A minimum of five hours of didactic teaching per week.
- Training in administration, including continuous quality improvement, reimbursement, medical legal issues and hospital committee involvement.
- Guidance in developing and participating in original or ongoing research.
- Training and certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.