Curriculum (PO)

The three year curriculum will expose the podiatric resident to a wide variety of clinical experiences throughout their time at St. Vincent. The first year will focus on the core rotations in addition to introducing them to the basics of podiatric medicine and surgery. The second year will expand on their knowledge and begin to introduce them to more advanced surgical techniques while increasing their clinical skills. The second year will also allow the resident to participate in other surgical specialties and improve their surgical skills. The third year will focus on more reconstructive surgical procedures as well as fine tuning their surgical and clinical skills and also allowing them the opportunity to rotate at private offices and rotate in sub-specialties.

PGY-1

  • Internal Medicine or Family Medicine- 1 month
  • Anesthesiology - 4 weeks
  • Radiology - 2 weeks
  • Pathology - 2 weeks
  • Wound Care - 2 weeks
  • Infectious Disease - 1 month
  • Podiatric Surgery - 7 ½ months
  • Emergency Medicine - 2 week

PGY-2

  • General Surgery - 2 weeks
  • Vascular Surgery - 2 weeks
  • Orthopedic Surgery - 4 weeks
  • Podiatric Medicine - 1 month
  • Podiatric Surgery - 7 1/2 - 8 1/2 months (depending on when electives are taken)
  • Research - 2 weeks
  • Electives - 2-4 weeks (dermatology, neurology, rheumatology, pain management, endocrinology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, wound care)

PGY-3

  • Behavioral Science - 2 weeks
  • Podiatric Office - 1 month
  • Electives - 2-4 weeks. Must choose at least 2 electives prior to graduating (dermatology, neurology, rheumatology, pain management, physical medicine and rehabilitation, wound care). A resident may add another 2-4 week rotation if they feel they need further training in a specific area which has already been completed if requirements in all other areas have been satisfied.
  • Research - 2 weeks
  • Podiatric Surgery - 9-10 months (depending on elective choices)