The rotations for each year are as follows:
- Anesthesiology: two weeks
- Behavior Science: ongoing
- Emergency Medicine: one month (block)
- General Surgery: one month (block)
- Infectious Disease: one month (block)
- Internal Medicine: one month (block)
- Medical Imaging: one month (block)
- Neurology: one month (block)
- Pathology: one week (block)
- Podiatry: ongoing
- Podopediatrics: one month
- Rheumatology: one month (block)
- Vascular Surgery: one month (block)
- Wound Care: one month (block)
- Endocrinology: three weeks (block)
- General/Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery: one month (block)
- Podiatric Surgery: ten months (block)
- Orthopedic Surgery: (one year case by case of all ankle and foot cases)
- Podiatric Medicine and Surgery: 11 months
- The third year of the PMSR/RRA program focuses on reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. The final year of the PMSR program provides the opportunity for additional training in wound care and hyperbaric oxygen medicine, along with podiatric surgery.
The goal of the program's didactic activities is to help residents become professionally inquisitive, life-long learners and teachers utilizing research, scholarly activity, and information technologies to enhance professional knowledge and clinical practice. The activities are listed below along with a brief description:
Distinguished visiting professors present topics in their areas of expertise, every second Monday of each month (September - June), 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mortality & morbidity conferences
Residents present cases from the previous month. Discussions include medical ethics, quality assurance and utilization review. M&M Conferences are held immediately after the Grand Rounds lecture.
Interesting and unique selected cases presented monthly by the podiatric surgical residents for education and discussion.
Weekly lecture series
A series of formal lectures given by attending physicians and invited guests from other institutions, Tuesday mornings, 7:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Cadaver surgery & wet labs
Focused lectures and hands-on teaching using cadavers in a laboratory setting to review the latest surgical techniques.
Weekly discussions of selected articles from current podiatric, medical and orthopedic journals.
Review of selected chapters from various texts, Wednesday mornings at 7:00 a.m.
Daily discussions of patient management by full-time and voluntary attending physicians.
Workshops given by attending physicians or invited guests from other institutions to enhance residents' clinical and/or surgical skills and techniques.
This examination is sponsored by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and is used to determine residents' strengths and weaknesses in podiatric medicine and surgery at a midpoint of the academic year, as well as to prepare graduating residents for Board examination.