Podiatric Medicine & Surgical Residency Program
The Podiatric Medicine & Surgical Residency Program is a three-year residency accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. We are currently approved to accept three new residents per academic year.
Boston Medical Center is the largest safety-net hospital in Massachusetts. Our program is designed to give residents exposure to the full breadth of patients’ needs, with residents caring for patients in the hospital, outpatient clinics, and multidisciplinary settings. The Podiatric Residency Program places great emphasis on limb salvage as well as on patient education. Residents in our program exceed the number of surgical cases required to graduate, are members of a union, train as equals alongside allopathic colleagues, and participate in a weekly Scientific American course.
Rounds are conducted daily. Didactics include weekly complications conferences, journal club, M&M, and Grand Rounds.
The first year consists of rotations similar to a surgical internship to provide the new resident with the knowledge and skills to care for outpatient surgical and hospitalized patients. Rotations include Family Medicine, Endocrinology, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Radiology, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Radiology, Anesthesiology, and Podiatric Surgery. All rotations are at Boston Medical Center.
The second year focuses on podiatry as a whole with an introduction to research. The second-year resident takes part in surgical procedures, whether elective, emergent, or in clinic. The resident will have his/her own clinic session under an attending’s supervision. Residents have several rotations added to further enhance their medical and surgical knowledge. Rotations in the second year include Behavioral Sciences, Pathology, and Dermatology.
The third-year resident will be in surgery and clinic full time, including his/her own clinic. The resident will also have rotations in Trauma and Plastic Surgery. There are many opportunities for residents to conduct research and publish during the third year.
If you have any questions regarding the Podiatric Medicine & Surgical Residency Program at Boston Medical Center, please contact:
Alanna Baker, Residency Coordinator