August 1, 2012 Conversion to Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency (Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle)
The Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine podiatric medicine and surgical residency program was established on July 1, 2004 and currently consists of fifteen (15) residency positions, with five (5) residents in each year of training (PGY1-3). The program is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME). Steven F. Boc, DPM is the director of the program and has over twenty-five years of experience in academic medicine.
The podiatric medicine and surgery program has administrative and educational support from Hahnemann University Hospital and Drexel University College of Medicine, as well as the Office of Graduate Medical Education. The academic program is well structured and the rules and regulations are in order and well defined. They are located in the Hahnemann University house staff manual. Hahnemann University Hospital provides a full scope of podiatric medical and surgical care for the foot and ankle.
The podiatric medicine and surgery program residents also receive clinical training at the Foot and Ankle Center of Philadelphia, which is the private practice of Dr. Steven Boc, and located in close proximity to Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Boc is board certified in foot and ankle surgery and podiatric medicine and is an associate professor in the Department of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. In addition, the residents take part in rotations at Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
Furthermore, the podiatric medicine and surgery program has affiliation agreements with three surgical centers: Wills Surgical Center, Abington Surgical Center and Surgery Center of Pennsylvania Hospital at Tuttleman for on-site surgical training.
Upon completion of the three years of surgical training, residents graduate competent in all aspects of the medical and surgical management of foot and ankle pathology. Areas include reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle, limb salvage, diabetic Charcot reconstruction, wound care and trauma.
View the rotation schedules, goals and competencies for all of the rotations, licensing responsibilities, as well as visa information.
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