Welcome to the Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health in Cincinnati, Ohio. The staff and faculty are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience for our residents and medical students. Our program consist of 6 resident positions approved by CPME.
Mission StatementIt is our mission to transform our residents into future leaders of podiatric medicine and surgery. Providing an environment with an emphasis on caring and compassionate patient care while developing autonomy and excellence in surgical and clinical decision making, a commitment to original research and a training platform anchored with unique educational experiences.
The podiatric surgery residency training program is based at The Jewish Hospital — Mercy Health, located in Kenwood, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Department of Podiatric Surgery prides itself on the pursuit of excellence and on having maintained a tradition of collegial working relations with the residents, podiatrists and other attending surgeons since 1991. It is through the hard work of the administration, residents and attending staff of the Department of Podiatric Surgery that this podiatric surgical residency program has maintained its accreditation. Based upon the continued success of the program, in 2010 we were able to increase the number of interns accepted into the incoming class from one to two. The resident complement is planned to grow over the next couple of years until there are two residents for each PGY level, for a total of six residents in training.
There have been over 100,000 surgical operations performed in our 13+ operating, cystoscopy and endoscopy suites. It is estimated that the Emergency Department at The Jewish Hospital sees over 33,500 patients annually. Podiatric surgery residents participate fully in the evaluation, care and surgical management of a large volume of patients in the Emergency, Inpatient and Outpatient Departments.
Throughout the three years of training, the resident is exposed to a vast array of experiences that include limb salvage procedures, rear-foot and forefoot reconstructive surgeries and nuclear medicine and its applications to podiatric medicine. Rotations are an important part of the educational process and the residents spend time rotating through a well-balanced curriculum.
The current rotations offered are Internal Medicine, Behavioral Health, Plastic Surgery, Radiology, Anesthesia, General Surgery, Pathology, Emergency Medicine and Infectious Disease. At the conclusion of each rotation, the director of that service completes an evaluation of the resident’s performance. Likewise, the resident is provided the opportunity to evaluate the experience. It is through this feedback that ongoing assessment of the resident’s progress is identified.
Affiliation agreements are in place with other hospitals and surgery centers. These facilities allow our residents several choices of the types of surgical procedures in which they can participate on any given day.
In order to provide exposure to a diverse podiatric population, residents participate in the very busy clinic that is conducted two afternoons per week. During clinic, the resident is exposed to a variety of pathology thereby preparing him/her for the types of patients they will eventually see as practicing podiatrists.
Didactic activities are held weekly, and may consist of formal or informal lectures, Café discussions, Grand Rounds, Cadaver Labs, Journal Clubs or Workshops. At least one Journal Club is held each month, and Cadaver Labs and Grand Rounds each occur monthly. In addition, web-based Present Courseware lectures are a part of the curriculum and viewed weekly by each resident.
Tiffany Best, Program Manager