Fellowships, Residencies & CME

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Podiatry Residency Program

The MGH Podiatry Residency is a three year training program with a comprehensive and diverse curriculum.

The MGH Podiatry Residency is a three year graduate training program, approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME). The program is well-rounded, highly-structured and designed for the mature, responsible, self-disciplined & self-motivated resident. The curriulum is very comprehensive and diverse, with longitudinal training experiences in clinical podiatry and foot & ankle surgery, and extensive didactic activities, including on-line courseware, lectures, and workshops. Our PGY-II and PGY-III residents receive training in foot and ankle surgery from over twenty-five faculty members (podiatric, orthopaedic and plastic surgeons) at MGH and several training-affiliated regional hospitals.

The entire PGY-I and the first 6 months of PGY-II provide a strong educational foundation in medicine & surgery, including 1 month block training experiences in 20 diverse medical and surgical disciplines on campus. During the second 6 months of PGY-II & all of PGY-III, each resident is provided an opportunity for extensive training in foot & ankle surgery (podiatric, adult orthopedic, pediatric orthopedic, plastic, etc). While on non-Podiatry medical & surgical rotations (e.g., internal medicine, general surgery, vascular surgery, etc.), our residents function as integral team members. When on block ward-service medical & surgical rotations, our residents take call per the Service/Department schedule. The PGY-II and PGY-III residents share call for Podiatry throughout the year. PGY-II & PGY-III residents manage their own patients in the MGH Podiatry Service out-patient clinic. All residents participate in our community outreach program, providing foot care, under supervision of an attending, at a local homeless shelter.

PGY-I residents are required to complete the course 'Designing Clinical Research' offered through the MGH Institute of Health Professions. The PGY-III resident is expected to provide in-service lectures to MGH Internal Medicine residents, Senior HealthWISE lectures, and a brief introductory presentation at our Service-sponsored Annual Winter Lecture. Each resident also presents cases from his/her individual training experiences per PGY at our quarterly Service Rounds. All residents must contribute to the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgons (ACFAS) 'Scientific Literature Review' annually.

Although our externship (clerkship) is currently inactive, we encourage interested students to make arrangements to visit and tour the hospital & facilities with one or more of our residents.

PGY-I:Orthotics/Prosthetics/Biomechanics (Foot/Ankle /Lower Extremity)
Medical Imaging: Musculoskeletal
Rheumatology
Dermatology
Behavioral Medicine
Physical Therapy
General Surgery
Internal Medicine (in-patient)
Emergency Medicine
Diabetes/Endocrinology
Anesthesiology
Pathology (Histopathology)
Podiatry (out-patient clinic & in-patient consults)
Podiatric Surgery (block rotation dependent)

PGY-II:Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Infectious Disease
Vascular Surgery
Medical Imaging: Thoracic
Internal Medicine (Urgent Care: out-patient)
Laboratory Medicine (Clinical Pathology)
Pediatric Orthopedics
Podiatry: out-patient clinic & in-patient consults (block rotation dependent)
Podiatric Surgery (block rotation dependent)

PGY-III:Foot & Ankle Surgery: Podiatric, Orthopedic & Plastic
Podiatry: out-patient clinic & in-patient consults
Orthopaedic Trauma Service (elective)

Robert J. Scardina, DPM

Chief, Podiatry Service, MGH
Director, Podiatry Residency Program, MGH
Administration Office Phone: 617-726-5303
Administration Office Fax: 617-724-0269

Phone: 617-726-3487
Fax: 617-724-3384
Email: rscardina@partners.org

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