Typical Schedule

For the PGY 1 level, all rotations will take place at the Main Campus location. For the PGY 2 and PGY 3 levels, rotations will take place at one of the following area clinics: Main Campus, Kenner, Driftwood, and Covington locations.

PGY 1
1 month each –

  • Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medical Imaging
  • Behavioral Science/Psychiatry
  • Pathology – 2 weeks / Rheumatology – 2 weeks
  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Anesthesiology
  • Wound Care
  • Internal Medicine

PGYs 2 and 3

  • Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (Rotating Locations and Faculty Staff)

PGY 3 Only

  • Orthopaedic Surgery (Month of July - in Covington)

Conferences/Didactics

Resident attendance is mandatory for all conferences. The monthly lecture schedule consists of the following:

Weekly:
Fridays - 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. – Podiatry Lectures (Podiatry Conference Room)

Monthly:
Third Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. – Journal Club/Review (Location Varies)
Last Wednesday - 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Cadaver Lab (Rotating Location)

Away Educational Conferences
Residents are encouraged to participate in regional and national educational conferences, such as AO North America. This is encouraged as a method to enhance the residents’ training experience and to supplement the residents’ fund of knowledge.

Evaluations

Successful advancement to each postgraduate level is based on several factors. Residents are required to demonstrate sound medical judgment in providing clinical, and pre- and postoperative care, as well as demonstrate satisfactory progress in acquiring the technical skills necessary to provide high-quality podiatric care.

All residents are required to take the annual Podiatry In-Training Examinations - American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS), and American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) as objective methods to assess each trainee's fund of knowledge. There are no required minimum scores on the exam for each resident; instead, the program’s collective performance is evaluated to determine deficient areas that become topics for the next year’s curriculum. Residents are provided feedback by the program director twice per year, in which overall strengths and weaknesses are addressed and remedial action, if needed, is recommended. All faculty participate in the evaluation of each resident's performance. We use 360-degree evaluations in which residents are also evaluated by peers and self-evaluation. Residents also submit anonymous evaluations for each faculty member in order to provide meaningful feedback that serves to maximize the educational efforts by the staff.