Podiatry Training Programs
Residency and Externship Programs
The Division of Podiatry sponsors a three year residency program in podiatric surgery.
The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) externship program is designed to expose the fourth year podiatric medical student to the Division of Podiatry at BIDMC.
About the Division of Podiatry
The Podiatric Surgery service was originally established as the New England Deaconess Hospital to render quality care to its large population of patients with diabetes. Since this time, it has merged to become a division within the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Although we enjoy a close relationship with Joslin Diabetes Center, the podiatric surgery division includes patients with all types of lower limb conditions. This provides a well-rounded residency training experience. Some of these lower limb conditions include sports medicine related injuries and conditions, all forefoot, midfoot, and rearfoot deformities, lower limb complications from diabetes, infections, traumas, biomechanical deformities, and major limb deformities. Because this is a major tertiary center, many complex limb salvage and revision cases are referred to the podiatric surgery division for care. Referrals for patients with unusual or difficult problems are encouraged. The most current diagnostic, preventative, and therapeutic modalities are employed in the treatment of patients.
The Division of Podiatry maintains many busy clinics and operating room schedules. There are 8 full-time podiatric surgeons, 1 fellow, 6 residents (2-first year, 2-second year, 2-third year residents), and an active externship program. There are many ongoing clinical trials with a full research staff within the division. The clinics also consists of a practice manager, surgical coordinator, nursing, many practice assistants, prosthetist and orthotic technician, orthopedic technicians, and many other vital personnel such as billing and referral coordinators.