Podiatry - Educational Conferences and Opportunities
The Podiatric Residency Training Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine is designed to:
- Provide an opportunity for supervised advanced clinical experience in the recognition and management of foot and ankle pathology. The resident will learn to recognize pedal manifestations of the various system, cutaneous and functional diseases together with the concept of secondary prevention of chronic diseases as they relate to the foot and ankle.
- Emphasize the relationship of the basic sciences to clinical practice by affording the opportunities to study and utilize the complete physical record of the patient before, during and after podiatric treatment.
- Familiarize the podiatric resident with hospital procedure, the scope and functions of other divisions of health services, with an emphasis on the importance of working within a multidisciplinary team for the common interest of the patient.
Conferences and Lectures
- Weekly Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
- Weekly Podiatry Conference
- Weekly Foot & Ankle Conference including:
- Didactic lectures
- Case presentations
- Pre-op and Post-op surgical review
- Monthly Journal Club
- PGY-1: In cooperation with Program Directors and faculty throughout Wake Forest School of Medicine, residents will rotate in the following specialities:
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- General Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- Infectious Diseases
- Vascular Surgery
- Emergency Medicine
- Plastic Surgery
- Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
- PGY-2: All rotation blocks will be with Podiatry Medicine and Surgery and Orthopaedics - Foot & Ankle
- PGY-3: Rotations include Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedics and Plastic Surgery
Other Educational Opportunities
- Two year research project and advanced third year research project: Projects must be completed in a format ready to be published or presented.
- Annual presentation at the North Carolina Foot & Ankle Society's Winter Scientific Seminar
- Resident Research Day in conjunction with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Presentation at weekly Podiatry and Foot & Ankle Conferences