Podiatric Surgery at Santa Clara
The Podiatric Surgical Residency Program in Santa Clara is a three year PM&S 36 position. One resident is selected annually for the three-year position. We will convert to a PM&S 36 program on our next on-site evaluation in 2008. The resident's responsibilities include a very busy outpatient clinic, taking call for hospitalized patients, Emergency Room, and podiatric and orthopedic surgical assisting. The residents are responsible for doing full preoperative and postoperative evaluations on surgical cases. Surgical training is extensive in adult and pediatric forefoot, rear foot, and ankle procedures.
The Santa Clara medical center is a teaching hospital with in-house residents in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Ob/Gyn, and Podiatry. Students and residents from Stanford University rotate through the departments of General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Neurology, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Anesthesia. The Division of Podiatric Surgery is within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and shares a common clinical facility with the orthopedic surgeons and Sports Medicine MD's. There is an excellent relationship between the podiatric surgeons and the orthopedic surgeons that allows for a very pleasant collegial working and learning environment.
The Kaiser Santa Clara Podiatric residents have the unique advantage of receiving all three years of there training at one location. Santa Clara being a large multidisciplinary academically oriented teaching facility makes it ideal for receiving all three years of consistent training at one convenient and high quality location. This is also ideal for establishing consistent and close collaborative relationships with peers, colleagues and mentors. Continuity of patient care by the resident is also enhanced.
No need to spend many frustrating hours and expensive gas bills traveling between different facilities. Time is valuable and much better spent efficiently balancing your training with your well needed personal time to refresh mentally, physically, socially, and spiritually.
Podiatry residents participate in scheduled rotations through
the departments of Anesthesiology, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery,
Vascular Surgery, Infectious Disease, Radiology, Internal Medicine,
Orthopedics, Pathology, Emergency Medicine, and Rheumatology. Residents
also participate in a monthly journal club, Complex patient clinic,
Pediatric foot clinic, Radiology rounds, Joint Podiatry and Vascular
surgery rounds, Orthopedic rounds, and Podiatric case rounds. Across
the courtyard from the podiatry clinic is a fully equipped workout
gym with showers and lockers for Santa Clara staff and residents.