OVERVIEW AND HISTORY
The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency (PMSR) Program is a three-year surgical program, with added credential in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. The PMSR program is well-integrated into the mainstream medical training within the DMC system. Training is spread out to seven hospitals, two surgical centers, and one affiliated hospital. The DMC PMSR program accepts podiatric externships from all the podiatric schools and participates through the Central Residency Interview Process. Candidates who have completed the externship are typically given preference when ranking for the match. The PMSR program is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education for four positions per year.
Podiatric residents are relied upon and treated as full PGY-1, -2 or -3 trainees while on off-service rotations. Our podiatric in-patient population is concentrated at Harper, Detroit Receiving, and Sinai-Grace Hospitals. DMC residents participate in foot and ankle clinics at Detroit Receiving and Sinai-Grace Hospitals. The DMC has over 1000 residents and fellows in numerous medical specialties.
Podiatric residents take foot and ankle trauma calls at Detroit Receiving, Sinai-Grace, and Harper Hospitals. The program has over 100 active podiatric attending surgeons on staff. DMC podiatric residents also scrub with foot and ankle trained orthopedists, orthopedic trauma surgeons, and pediatric orthopedic surgeons.
The stipend is equivalent to that of the allopathic residents in other training programs. The residency is designed to provide a thorough and well-rounded training experience including foot and ankle elective and reconstructive surgery, diabetic foot infections, pediatric foot surgery, and wound care. Completion of the residency program will easily qualify residents to sit for board qualification examinations in both Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery. Graduates have gone on to join various practice models throughout the country and thrived because of the level of training and familiarity with integrated work with other medical specialties.
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given at the podiatry school residency fair and Central Residency Interview Process.