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Foot and Ankle Surgery - Grant Medical Center

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Foot and Ankle Surgery - Grant Medical Center

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Foot and Ankle Surgery - Grant Medical Center

This three year residency program is designed to produce a podiatric surgical specialist who is an expert in the recognition and management of all foot and ankle conditions. 

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Program Overview 

  • Established in 1997, the program received accreditation from the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) to train four residents (two at each level) as a PSR-24
  • In 2000 the program was approved by CPME to increase resident positions to six (two at each level) as a PSR 24+, allowing residents to train for 36 months
  • The program was approved by CPME in 2001 to increase resident positions to nine residents (three at each level)
  • In 2006 the program received approval from CPME to increase resident positions to twelve (four at each level)
  • CPME approved reclassification of the program in 2007 to the PM&S 36 model
  • In 2011 the program received CPME approved on the conversion to Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency (PMSR) with the added credentials of Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery (RRA) and continuing to train for 36 months
  • Residents successfully completing the program will receive a certificate of completion of a PMSR with the added credential for Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery 

Program Objectives 

  • To teach the skills of managing podiatric patients by working with established podiatric surgical experts
  • To familiarize the resident with hospital procedures and the scope and functions of other divisions of health services
  • To develop operating skills to perform diverse forefoot, rearfoot and ankle surgeries
  • To gain extensive experience treating chronic lower extremity wounds

Academics and Training

Clinical
During the residency you will be under the supervision of Senior Attending Podiatric Surgeons.  Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing all patients admitted to the Podiatry Service.
  • Participating in the surgical treatment of the podiatry patient
  • Participating in daily rounds with the attending physician
  • Documenting consults and operative notes
  • Maintaining weekly office hours in the Podiatry Clinic

Rotations

  • Anesthesiology
  • Behavioral Medicine/Pain Management
  • Dermatology-Elective
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • House Officer
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medicine
  • Medical Imaging
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Podiatric Medicine
  • Podiatric Office
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Sports Medicine-Elective
  • Rheumatology
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Vascular Surgery

In-Training Exams
Residents participate inthe ABPS in-training exam at each level of residency.

Surgical Numbers
Sample of a past resident's total surgical cases performed during residency.

 

   2nd   

   1st    

  Totals  

 Digital Surgery     

   142

   330

    472

 First Ray Surgery     

    85

   195

    280

 Soft Tissue 

   127

   197

    324

 Lesser Metatarsals          

   107

   200

    307

 Rearfoot/Ankle 

   179

   319

    498

 

 

 

  1881

Off-Site Locations
In addition to rotations, residents will participate in surgeries at:

  • Central Ohio Surgical Institute 
  • Doctor's Hospital
  • Dublin Methodist Hospital (observe only)
  • Eastside Surgery Center
  • Grant Bone and Joint Center
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital (observe only)
  • Polaris Surgery Center

Didactics
Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction are integral parts of the residency. The didactic program includes:

  • Weekly Patient Continuity Meeting
  • Weekly Cadaver Labs
  • Monthly Podiatric Faculty Lectures
  • Monthly Podiatry Radiology Conference
  • Monthly OHFAMA Central Academy meetings
  • Monthly Pathology Conferences
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Supervise Externs

Research
Residents participate in poster presentations and submission for publication at national conferences.  You will be expected to participate in clinical research leading to the presentation or publication of at least one manuscript.  Research support is available.

  • Seven residents presented posters at the 2015 ACFAS Annual Meeting
  • All residents presented posters at the 2015 OhioHealth Research Sharing Day
  • All residents participated in the ACFAS online Scientific Literarure Review for March 2015
  • The first joint Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association Central Academy and Grant Foot and Ankle Surgery Residency Current Concepts in Foot and Ankle Surgery symposium was held on January 31, 2015 at Embassy Suites Columbus-Airport. There were 121 participants.

Appointment

  • Positions offered after CASPR Match Day
  • Residents report in late June for orientation
  • Training starts July 1st

Contact Information

Visit our Program    

  • Podiatry medical students can visit any day of the week, Monday-Friday
  • One day and multi-day visits available
  • Must schedule in advance

To schedule a visit or if you have questions about our program, please contact:

Belinda L. Snyder
Residency Program Specialist
Medical Education Department
285 East State Street, Suite 670
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-566-9041
Email: belinda.snyder@ohiohealth.com