Podiatry Residency Program
About the Podiatry Residency Program
The most important goal of the Bryn Mawr Hospital podiatry residency program is to educate and prepare graduate podiatric physicians for the ever-changing health care environment. They will assume the responsibility for providing comprehensive health care for the patient and family with special considerations for the cultural, social, ethnic and economic conditions present.
The vision of the Bryn Mawr Hospital podiatry residency program is to thoroughly train and educate our residents by providing continually updated resources and learning experiences so that they may become competent, board-certified podiatric physicians. They will be taught to be compassionate healers that will strengthen both their communities and hospitals. During the three years that they will spend at the Bryn Mawr Hospital, they will be exposed to all aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery as well as office management and administration.
A balance is needed in one's personal and professional life. Through the caring and sharing environment of the Bryn Mawr Hospital podiatry residency program, these residents will gain a valuable perspective in the priorities of their lives for themselves, their patients and their families. The rotations, call schedule, and 'goals and objectives' for the clinical experiences are based of the ability of each individual resident and modified as necessary. The Bryn Mawr Hospital podiatry residency program strives to provide an opportunity to learn without fear of failure. Any failure of any kind is viewed as a shortcoming in the educational process and will be addressed in a compassionate corrective manner.
The Bryn Mawr Hospital podiatry residency program will take advantage of the enormous resources of our hospital system to provide the best and most rounded educational experience by sharing medical staffs and private office settings. Our program's ultimate goal is to graduate podiatric physicians who will strive to have the highest moral, ethical and educational standards.
You must have completed the following:
- 25 comprehensive history and physical exams (H&Ps)
- Internal medicine or family medicine rotation – one month
- General surgery rotation – one month
- Emergency medicine rotation – one month
- Anesthesia rotation – two weeks
- Podiatric surgery and podiatric medicine rotation
- At least one of the following: physical medicine and rehab, neurology, dermatology, infectious disease, rheumatology, sports medicine, pain management or wound care
- At least one of the following: orthopaedic, plastic or vascular surgery
You must have completed logs that reflect the following:
- 75 inpatient cases (podiatric or non-podiatric)
- 1000 podiatric clinic/office encounters
- 300 podiatric surgical cases
- 50 trauma cases (at least 25 of the 50 must be foot and ankle trauma)
- 25 pediatric podiatry cases (less than 14 years old)
- 150 biomechanical cases
- 525 B&C level procedures (total)
- 100 digital procedures (C Level)
- 80 first ray procedures (C Level)
- 65 other soft tissue foot surgery procedures (C Level)
- 60 other Osseous foot surgery procedures
- 50 reconstructive rearfoot and ankle procedures
Due to safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not accepting any visiting students into our program at this time.
If you should have any questions, please email Manager, Christina Bouikidis, MBA, at [email protected].
- Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM)
- American College of Podiatric Medicine (ACPM)
- American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)
- AO North America
- American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
- American Podiatric Wound Care Association (APWCA)
- Baltimore Limb Deformity Course
- Diabetic Limb Salvage
- Goldfarb Foundation [board review lecture series]
- Podiatry Institute [seminars and cadaver courses]
- Superbones [conference]
|Internal medicine/family medicine
|As part of rotation in pediatric medicine and surgery rotation, working with PGY2 and PGY3 residents
|As part of rotation in pediatric medicine and surgery rotation
- Wound Care Clinic
- Inpatient rounds/care-surgery
- Outpatient surgery
|Private practice /research
|Community volunteers in medicine
|Per monthly assignment
|Lankenau Medical Center Clinical Care Clinic
|Per monthly assignment
|As part of rotation in podiatric medicine and surgery
Educational Methods in the Podiatry Residency Program
The Bryn Mawr Podiatric Residency program uses several educational methods.
The Bryn Mawr podiatric residency experience contains formal lecture instruction, holding the information backgrounds and concepts consistent with the goals of the residency and the rotational experience acquired during the resident's performance. Our program uses an online lecture series provided by ePresent, that includes weekly lectures for review. This website also serves as a professional resource on various topics for all residents and attendings.
The lecture faculty consists of active attendings of the Main Line Health System as well as guest lecturers.
Morning patient rounds
Attendees are the senior resident, second and first year residents on service, as well as the attending physician, when available, for discussion of patient conditions and treatment courses.
Weekly conferences will be held for the purpose of furthering the educational activities of the residents. These will be attended by one of the podiatric attendings and/or online lecturer as well as the residents on service. Topics will be chosen weekly that are pertinent to the current activities of the residents, either surgical or medical.
The Journal Club is intended to provide the resident with current knowledge of important developmental articles written in recognized journals. The content of each article is to be consistent with the aims and purposes of the podiatric surgeon's care. The Journal Club will be held monthly and all residents participate. Each resident should read the article provided before the Journal Club meets. Each session is moderated by the director or a member of the attending podiatric staff.
Workshops shall consist of cadaveric laboratory instruction in the practical application of operative techniques. Dedicated monthly session in the simulation lab will include suture and saw bones workshops, and other teaching opportunities.
All residents are financially supported and encouraged to attend applicable conferences/seminars of post-graduate education. Conferences/seminars must be fully attended by the resident. Upon return to the hospital, the resident will give a review of the content provided during the seminar or symposium.
It is well recognized that teaching itself is a learning experience. Residents are encouraged to teach to the level of their development in knowledge and skill, especially PGY-3 residents, who are available to the PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents during the ongoing course of the program. Additionally, the PGY-1 residents participate actively in teaching students/externs who are visiting the hospital as part of an approved program.