Podiatric Medicine & Surgery
The St. Vincent's Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency Program, established in 1993, trains physicians to become skilled professionals with the ability to succeed in the ever-changing field of podiatric medicine and surgery. The program fulfills the training standards and requirements approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education for the accredited program.
Residents participate in all aspects of medicine, interacting with other physicians and healthcare professionals as members of the healthcare team. Opportunities include medical and surgical aspects of podiatry, including pre-op experiences.
Residents will also be involved in journal club, grand rounds and weekly lectures. An assortment of continuing medical educational experiences will be provided for each resident. Residents will also have the opportunity to work with a variety of doctors and experience a diversity of surgical cases.
The Residency Program is housed in the Podiatry Clinic, across the street from St. Vincent's Medical Center Riverside where physicians will gain most of their podiatric clinical experience.
The strengths of the three year program include the willingness of the podiatric and medical faculties to teach and spend time with residents. The volume and diversity of the clinical and surgical procedures support the requirements for a total of six residents (two in each year). The director and her associates are dedicated to the training of healthcare professionals.
Clerkship and Externship Program
We welcome your questions and encourage you to contact us for more information and to schedule a visit to our campus. Of course, the best way to see what you will experience at St. Vincent's is through our Clerkship Program, which is open to third and fourth-year medical students each spring. Please visit AACPM Uniform Podiatric Clerkship Program for more information.
As a member of the Council of Teaching Hospitals, St. Vincent's Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency Program participates in the CASPR computer matching service for residency applicants. A list of applicants is compiled at the offices of the American Association of Colleges and Podiatry Medicine (AACPM) and forwarded to the residency program each year. Applicants are screened on the basis of GPA, National Board passage, clinical evaluations, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities and community involvement. An invitation for an interview at one of the centralized regional interview programs (CRIPS) is extended to a number of qualified applicants. CASPR/CRIP application information
When you become a part of St. Vincent's Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency Program, you get many benefits, including:
- Salary competitive to similar programs in the community
- Daily lunches
- Evening meals while on call
- Malpractice insurance (tail coverage)
- Health and dental insurance - share of cost
- Personal leave time - up to 21 days
- CME allowance - $1000 each year
- Conference time - five days each year
- Lab coats and laundry services
- Garage parking provided
- Life insurance - basic & supplemental term
- Short- and long-term disability insurance
- Training for Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification
- Medical license fees - costs covered
The following rotations have been established to allow the resident to meet all the requirements.
- Medical Imaging / Radiology
- Podiatry Surgery
- Podiatric Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Wound Care
- Community Medicine
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Vascular Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Sports Medicine / Rehabilitation
- Infectious Disease
- General Surgery
- Behavior Science
The resident will maintain general core competencies in each rotation to fulfill all requirements. The following competencies are required for all rotations:
- Prevent, diagnose and manage diseases, disorders and injuries of the pediatric and adult lower extremity
- Assess and manage the patient's general medical status
- Practice with professionalism, compassion, and concern in a legal, ethical and moral fashion
- Communicate effectively and function in a multidisciplinary setting
- Manage individuals and populations in a variety of socioeconomic and healthcare settings
- Understand podiatric practice management in a multitude of healthcare delivery settings
- Be professionally inquisitive, life-long learners and teachers utilizing research, scholarly activity and information technologies to enhance professional knowledge and clinical practice