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Other Resident Activities

  • Attend Michigan Podiatric Medical Association Annual Conference- All residents participate in the Resident Abstract and/or Case Study Competitions.
  • Morbidity & Mortality Conferences-  Faculty lecture and residents present interesting cases.
  • Attend Michigan Podiatric Residency Consortium lectures- Attended by residents from the twelve metro-Detroit podiatry programs.  Residents give case presentations, listen to lectures by residents/attendings, and participate in various lectures and workshops.
  • BLS and ACLS training required.
  • On-Call Schedule- PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents take full call.  PGY-1 residents take all holiday call.  Night call is rotated with all residents who are on service.  The DMC follows work hour rules to prevent excessive hours of call consecutively and monitor weekly hours accumulated.  Podiatry call is taken in-house at Sinai-Grace Hospital and home call for Detroit Receiving and Harper Hospitals.  During other rotations, podiatry residents take call along with allopathic residents and are treated as equal members of their service.  Additionally, they are expected to function at the same level as their allopathic counterparts.
  • Journal Club, Cadaver Lab, and Academic Lectures- Given by attendings, residents, and student externs.
  • Regional Orthopedic Trauma and Pediatric conferences.
  • Other Lecture Series- There are multiple opportunities to attend medical lectures and conferences throughout the DMC and Wayne State University Medical School campus.
  • Weekly academic meeting with Podiatry service to discuss interesting cases and selected topics.

Senior residents have the responsibility to teach junior residents and lead team rounds.  Externs are given invaluable hands-on experience during their rotation and are expected to take an active role in patient care in the clinics, emergency room, operating room, and in-patient floors.

Residents are expected to log surgical cases and residency activities using Podiatry Residency Resource.

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