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Podiatric Residency Program

 

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The Podiatric Residency Program at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center is a three-year, CPME and COTH accredited Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Reconstruction Rearfoot and Ankle (PMSR-RRA) program that is affiliated with St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, St. Charles Hospital and Peconic Bay Medical Center. The residency encompasses all aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery as well as a full array of academic and didactic study.

Good Samaritan Hospital is a New York State Designated Level II Trauma Center located on the south shore of Long Island. The residents are exposed to a variety of forefoot and rearfoot traumatic and non-traumatic foot complaints presenting to the Emergency Department as well as numerous inpatient consults.

Having a large podiatric attending staff provides residents with a multitude of surgical cases and procedures. In addition, the podiatric service has an excellent working relationship with the Department of Orthopedics, affording the residents the opportunity to scrub in on a great majority of surgical cases, including all foot and ankle trauma.

The Good Samaritan Hospital residents rotate through the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Healing at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center. Residents become experts on healing wounds of various etiologies, including diabetic, venous and traumatic wounds. Residents are involved in the pre-, intra- and post-operative care of the patients at the Wound Healing Center, reinforcing the importance of continuity of care.

Residents are exposed to Advanced Reconstructive Rearfoot Surgery at St. Charles Hospital. Procedures include flatfoot reconstruction, cavus foot reconstruction, OATS procedure, rearfoot fusions, ankle replacements and fusions, and rearfoot trauma.

Essential to the training is the local off-site clinics at Hudson River Health Care Centers. Here, residents treat an underserved patient population ranging from geriatric to pediatric and are exposed to all facets of podiatry. Residents rotate through the private offices of Podiatric attendings which affords the opportunity to learn the necessary skills of private practice as well as practice management.

The Podiatric Residency Program places a large emphasis on academics. Weekly journal clubs, online lectures, guest lectures, cadaver workshops, case presentation and grand rounds comprise the didactic schedule. Residents attend outside podiatric lectures, National Conferences, as well as surgical board review courses.

By the completion of the third year, each resident is expected to have completed lectures on research methodology and a paper of publishable quality.


Podiatry Residency Curriculum 

PGY 1:

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Podiatry Clinic

Wound Care (eight weeks)

Podiatry Office Rotation (eight weeks)

Internal Medicine (four weeks)

Emergency Medicine (four weeks)

Vascular Surgery (three weeks)

Orthopedic Surgery (four weeks)

Pathology (two weeks)

Radiology (two weeks)

Anesthesiology (two weeks)

Pediatric Endocrinology (four weeks)

PGY 2:

Podiatry Medicine and Surgery

Podiatry Clinic

Orthopedic Surgery (eight weeks)

Podiatry Office Rotation (eight weeks)

Infectious Disease (four weeks)

Psychiatry (two weeks)

Wound Care (twelve weeks)

PGY 3:

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Podiatry Clinic

Wound Care (twelve weeks)

Orthopedic Surgery (four weeks)

Advanced Reconstructive Rearfoot Surgery (sixteen weeks)


Podiatry Statistics

Good Samaritan opened its doors to the community in 1959.  Throughout the years, continual expansions and renovations have made what was once a small community hospital into the medical center it is today.

Inpatient Admissions 29,000
Annual ED Volume 100,000
Hospital Beds 437
Surgical Cases 16,008
Podiatric Consultations 960
Total Podiatric Surgical Cases 1029
Total Clinic Patient Visits 2,080
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