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University of Pennsylvania | Perelman School of Medicine | PODIATRIC RESIDENCY PROGRAM | Residency Description

Residency Description
  1. The University of Pennsylvania Medical Center - Presbyterian Podiatric Surgical Residency Program is a residency that presently contains two positions in each of the four year program.

  2. The residency is designed with a rotational structure in concert with an increasing progression of serious responsibility toward patients and decision making in podiatric surgery while these experiences coincide with a curriculum of advancing didactic study.

  3. The rotations of the residency include: podiatric surgery, clinical podiatric medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, anesthesiology, bone and joint radiology, emergency medicine, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, rheumatology, neurology, anesthesia and infectious diseases. There are off-campus rotation, including AO/ASIF traumatology rotations provided in AO clinics in Europe and/or other rotations developed to expose the podiatric resident to alternatives and delivery mechanisms for foot and ankle care. These residency rotations are developed and maintained in concert with various resources of the residency program. Selection and promotion of residents for European rotations are at the discretion of the Residency Director and Residency Committee and are subject to a host of variables included but not limited to the performance of the podiatric resident, the fiscal resources available for supporting this rotation, the availability of these rotations, and related social/political circumstances that surround these types of exposures.

  4. Residents are required to undergo periodic evaluation, as per Council on Podiatric Medical Education guidelines. These evaluations are used not only to evaluate residents but also to evaluate and assess the capabilities of meeting goals established for these rotations by the instructors/supervisors. The evaluation is provided through observation by the Director of the specific rotation and/or their designee. Observation forms are open to inspection by the individual resident, the Director, and the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. Residents are recommended to periodically review their evaluations and to appeal or remediate as is necessary. Upon satisfactory completion of the residency program the resident will be awarded a diploma of appropriate description for their training program.

  5. Residents are selected by the interview process consisting of an interview committee made up of active attending podiatric physicians and residents.