Foot and Ankle
At the conclusion of the residency rotation on this service, the graduate is expected to be proficient in the management of foot and ankle problems encountered in the sub specialty practice of orthopedic Foot and Ankle reconstruction. It is important to recognize that competency as a physician extends beyond medical knowledge and direct patient care. Therefore, evaluations for the Foot and Ankle Fellow will include not only these competencies, but also demonstration of abilities in medical knowledge and patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice.
The primary goal of the Foot and Ankle Service is to provide the fellow with an educational experience that maximizes the opportunity to understand, evaluate, and treat orthopaedic foot and ankle conditions. This is achieved by combining a structured study program that utilizes an extensive recommended reading list with a clinical experience that has an appropriate balance between office evaluation and surgical treatment of foot and ankle related conditions. Junior and senior level residents rotate through the Foot and Ankle Service for three-month blocks and assume responsibility based upon demonstrated knowledge, previous experience and clinical skills.