Curriculum

CURRICULUM

The Podiatric Medicine and Surgery residency with Rearfoot Reconstructive Accreditation (PMSE/RRA) at Suburban Community Hospital is designed to help the podiatric medical school graduate become a well-rounded podiatric physician. Suburban Community's podiatric staff is dedicated to training residents in diagnosing and treating a wide range of foot and ankle pathologies in a competent, compassionate and ethical manner. The staff's goal is to provide exposure to didactic and practical learning opportunities in an interdisciplinary setting. The resident will have ample opportunity to develop these qualities through observation and hands-on training. Two resident positions are approved per post graduate year and all six positions are funded.

Suburban Community Hospital is a teaching hospital with residencies in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and General Surgery. Podiatry residents also benefit from outside podiatry surgical rotations at Brandywine Hospital and Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Benefits include an annual stipend, health insurance, professional liability insurance, workman's compensation insurance, two-weeks’ vacation, paid membership in APMA, credit toward book purchases, post graduate conference allowances, free meals and free parking.

Clinical Rotations: Each resident rotates with orthopedics, internal medicine, and infectious disease for one month each year. First year residents rotate with the general/vascular surgery, pathology, radiology, physical therapy, and behavior health services. Second and third year residents have the opportunity to rotate with dermatology, rheumatology, wound care, among others during their elective months.