Goals and Objectives
The Highlands- P/SL Podiatric Surgical Residency is a rigorous 3 year training program in foot and ankle medicine and surgery. The program is classified as a PMSR with added credential.
The first year residents will complete rotations in Podiatric Surgery, Anesthesiology, Pathology, Radiology, Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Behavioral Science, General Surgery, and Wound Care.
The second year resident will complete rotations in Podiatric Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Highlands Foot and Ankle Clinic, Emergency Medicine, Private Practice Clinic, and Dermatology.
The third year resident will concentrate on Podiatric Surgery.
Goals of PMSR with added credential program
Objectives of PMSR with added credential
The vacation schedule for podiatric surgery differs from that of other house staff and is as follows:
PGY 1 1 week (5 days)
PGY 2 2 week (10 days)
PGY 3 3 weeks (15 days)
The residency director must be notified 30 days in advance and no vacation is allowed during core rotations. A file of your vacation days will be in the administration office.
The senior residents will develop the on call schedule. However, the following guidelines must be enforced:
PGY 3 There must be a 3rd year available for back up call at all times
PGY 2 must take 1 weekend per month and 1 day per week
No resident is allowed to work more than 80 hrs per week. If the on call resident is approaching this they must be replaced by a senor resident.
PGY 1 - Will attend ACFAS Arthroscopy course
PGY 2 - Will attend ACFAS Surgical Skills course. Will also attend annual ACFAS meeting
PGY 3 - Will be able to attend any meetings or may use the allowance to cover boards exam fees
The CME allowance may be significantly increased after January 06. The allowance may not be substituted for any other expense. If it is not utilized the allowance will be forfeited. It is the responsibility of the resident to set up the CME. It will not be considered vacation time and cannot be done during core rotations. It must be approved by the residency director.
Mandatory didactic activities:
Excused rotations: Internal Medicine, Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Plastic Surgery*, Orthopedic Surgery*.
* These rotations may allow for time to attend certain didactic activities.
Expected attendance of didactic activities (when schedules allow)
All inpatient rounds must be completed prior to surgical start times. If the resident did a case with attending at outside facility it is the responsibility of that resident to discharge or round on that patient prior to AM surgical cases including weekends.
All residents on podiatric surgery are expected to work from 7 am to 5 pm. This does not include time needed to prepare for CPC, Journal Club or X-ray conference. If there are no cases the resident is expected to go to clinic, or research at the library. This time also does not include on call activities or academic conferences. No resident will be mandated to work greater than 80 hrs per week