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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

Our well-rounded residency prepares you to excel as a podiatric physician and surgeon.

The Foot and Ankle Medicine and Surgery Residency at Grant is a PMSR-RRA, CPME-accredited program with reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery accreditation. We accept four residents each year into this three-year program. You’ll practice at Grant Medical Center – a high-volume trauma, orthopedic and surgery leader with a comprehensive bone and joint center – and other exceptional locations.

Curriculum Highlights for Foot and Ankle Residency at Grant Medical Center

We Equip You for Success by Any Measure

Whether your goal is private podiatric medical and surgical practice or fellowship preparation and academic pursuits, your faculty and colleagues are with you all the way. You’ll enjoy a collegiate environment and strong support.

Our community provides diverse educational exposure within an inner city setting. Columbus is Ohio’s most populous city with more than 800,000 residents, and it is the 15th largest city in the United States. Learn more about our program below.

SURGERY LOCATIONS

You’ll perform surgery in rural community-based hospitals as well as high-volume urban medical centers and outpatient surgery centers throughout central Ohio. You’ll also have round-the-clock access to our lower extremities cadaver lab to help you learn and practice procedures while strengthening varied skillsets.

YEAR-BY-YEAR AT A GLANCE

YEAR 1 Overview

  • You’ll focus on inpatient care and surgical management.
  • You’ll have 2.5-month House Officer rotations to familiarize you with the medical and surgical planning of diabetic limb salvage and Charcot neuroarthropathy reconstruction.
  • We’ll assign you elective digital, forefoot and soft-tissue procedures throughout your podiatry float months.
  • You’ll take an estimated five to seven nights of call each month.
  • We’ll schedule most of your off-service rotations during your first year. (See downloadable curriculum above)

YEAR 2 Overview

  • You’ll go from first call to second (back-up call), for two to three months during the academic year to transition first year residents adequately to taking call.
  • You will rotate four weeks through plastic surgery, vascular surgery and orthopaedic trauma, respectively.
  • You’ll have further emphasis on pre-operative and peri-operative planning for elective podiatric surgeries involving forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot.
  • Your office rotations will allow for continuity of care through post-operative follow-up evaluation of patients.
  • You will be assigned complex limb reconstructive cases during your second and third year which include but are not limited to:
    • Flatfoot and cavus foot reconstruction
    • Ankle fracture open reduction internal fixations
    • Total ankle arthroplasties
    • Pantalar fusions
    • External fixation applications

YEAR 3 Overview

  • You won’t have podiatry inpatient call during your third year.
  • Your training will focus on all facets of podiatric surgical skills (forefoot and rearfoot), in addition to two months of orthopaedic trauma practice.
  • You will be assigned complex limb reconstructive cases during your second and third year, including procedures mentioned above.
SUPPORT AT EVERY STEP

When you match to our program, we will pair you with a dedicated faculty mentor. To further strengthen your mentorship, over 40 associate faculty members are available as you need them to offer you tailored academic and social support.

In-Depth, Diversified Instruction 
In addition to working alongside DPM attendings, you will learn from internationally recognized MD/DO orthopedic foot and ankle specialists. This allows you to diversify your training and surgical experiences, including valuable insights from multiple experts and perspectives. 

Study Support in Elegant Facilities
Our newly renovated medical library and call room provide excellent facilities for your academic pursuits. These contemporary resources are convenient for research or study during your times on call.

Surgical Boards Review Support
In addition to scheduled weekly board reviews in didactics, we provide complimentary board review question banks and other resources and services to help you prepare for and excel in board exams.

Successful Job Placement 
All of our graduates have placed into successful practices across the United States. Some are now teaching faculty at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center.

Fellowship Networking
Several of our faculty members are closely linked with American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ACFAS) fellowship programs. They will assist you in reaching out to foot and ankle surgical fellowship directors across the nation.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We encourage your participation in professional education, leadership and networking opportunities through various events and associations. OhioHealth supports your attendance at annual ACFAS meetings, AAFAO Comprehensive and Advanced Training, the ACFAS Arthroscopy course, and an additional conference of your choice.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Throughout your residency, we will offer you many opportunities to work directly with prolific foot and ankle research investigators – independently or through the OhioHealth Research and Innovation Institute. Our graduates have presented research in international conferences and local symposiums. We encourage you to work on multiple projects that help you stay current with the most advanced foot and ankle surgical techniques and clinical outcomes.

CARING AND CAMARADERIE

We stay connected to our community in countless ways. You’re encouraged to join other residents and faculty and get involved. You’ll find many opportunities to learn, serve and connect with colleagues and our extended community.

Events and Opportunities

  • Columbus Marathon – Each year, we’re invited to provide podiatric care and other services to assist runners at the finish line.
  • Ohio Special Olympics – You’re encouraged to join our team of dedicated volunteers who care for these inspiring and appreciative athletes.
  • International Podiatric Surgical Missions – Other residents and faculty welcome you to lend a hand as they reach out to help underserved populations.
  • Physicians CareConnection – This volunteer-based charitable organization helps coordinate care for vulnerable adults in central Ohio.

Friends and Fellowship
 
We’re a close-knit group. Our faculty and residents work hard but enjoy taking time to relax and have fun, too. We also arrange quarterly retreats to encourage team-building and camaraderie.

Some of our favorite events and activities include:

  • Columbus recreational sports leagues, including basketball and soccer, plus other fun and games, such as bowling, dodgeball and axe throwing.
  • Sports-fan opportunities, such as Ohio State basketball, Columbus Blue Jackets hockey and Columbus Crew soccer club.
  • Our annual Dr. Kusumi fly-fishing retreat.
  • Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association dinners.