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Curriculum - Podiatry Residency

Residents enjoy a variety of comprehensive rotations each year of training. Educational opportunities include journal club, lectures, grand rounds, surgery lab, dissection lab, conferences, and participation in multiple fellowships. Residents perform research in the Franciscan Foot and Ankle Institute Research Laboratory, and are required to give scientific presentations at regional meetings.

First year rotations

  • Anesthesiology
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease
  • Pathology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatric Medicine
  • Emergency Services department

Second year rotations

  • Dermatology: Mini-fellowship Bako
  • Orthopedics
  • Podiatric Medicine
  • Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Wound care
  • Biomechanics
  • Infectious Disease

Third year rotations

  • Jurisprudence
  • Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Sports Medicine


The chief residents will set the surgical schedule each week and assign cases for the externships to shadow one of the residents each day and scrub into or observe surgeries as allowable.

For more information, please contact Nanami Montague-Afifi or call 253-944-4177