The Saint Joseph Hospital/Chicago, IL PM&S-36 Residency Program has over 24 active affiliated sites where residents perform surgical procedures. A wide range of surgical experience is available from simple forefoot surgery to reconstructive foot and ankle procedures. These outside rotations are a primary source of patient contacts. Our relationship with these sites is very important to the education and training of our residents. The affiliated sites are receptive to residency training and attending staff members allow residents to work at their own level of competence.
Residents in their PGY-1 year spend the majority of their time at Saint Joseph Hospital. All core rotations will be completed as a PGY-1 resident. Rotations completed during the first year will allow the residents to develop a firm grasp of how to manage a busy clinic schedule, gain extensive inpatient care experience, and become well equipped to treat complicated lower extremity ulcerations on patients with multiple co-morbidities. Residents gain a significant amount of surgical experience during their PGY-1 year as well, which allows for a smooth transition into the surgically dominated PGY-2 and PGY-3 year.
PGY-1 Residents also fulfill their core rotation training requirements which include the following:
- Internal Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Wound Care
- General Surgery
Residents in their PGY-2 year spend the majority of their time in the operating room obtaining forefoot and rearfoot surgical training, with an emphasis on experience with forefoot procedures. These residents divide their time between the program's affiliated sites. Each rotation during the PGY-2 year is approximately 10 weeks in length, and different responsibilities exist for each rotation.
Clinical Rotation PGY-2
|Rotation #||Affiliated Sites||Experiences|
|1||Saint Joseph Hospital||
|2||Saint Anthony Hospital||
|3||Office of Frank W. Zappa, DPM (program director)||Outpatient, inpatient and limb salvage in addition to podiatric surgical procedures at multiple affiliated outpatient surgery centers. This rotation also allows the resident excellent exposure to practice management and billing.|
|4||Multiple program affiliated out-patient surgery centers||Podiatric surgical procedures at multiple program affiliated out-patient surgery centers.|
Residents in their PGY-3 year spend the majority of their time in the operating room obtaining forefoot and rearfoot surgical training, with an emphasis on experience with rearfoot procedures.
Clinical Rotations PGY-3
|Rotation #||Affiliated Site||Experiences|
**Our residents typically complete all forefoot and rearfoot requirements by completion of their PGY-2 year. Graduating PGY-3 residents typically complete residency with an average of 850 total B and C level cases each. With this level of surgical experience, our residents begin their careers with a level of confidence and experience that makes them the top in the field of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.