Educational Goals

The Council on Podiatric Medical Education provides guidelines on the amount of foot and ankle surgery required for completion of a Podiatric Surgery Residency. Here at The Jewish Hospital, surgical numbers far exceed the minimum requirements. Despite the magnitude of surgical cases, the quality of surgical, hands-on training remains the focus. All aspects of foot and ankle surgery are taught including pediatrics, diabetic limb salvage, foot and ankle trauma, skeletal external fixation, forefoot and rear-foot surgery and reconstruction. The Jewish Hospital is a teaching hospital with teaching services for internal medicine and general surgery residents. A significant portion of training comes not only from the podiatric physicians, but also from orthopaedic, vascular, general and plastic surgeons.

In the past, graduating residents have averaged 1,000–2,000 foot and ankle procedures during their three years of training. The Director of Podiatric Medical Education at The Jewish Hospital is Dr. Robert Brarens, DPM.

Cumulative Average Surgical Procedures for 2010–2011