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Mercy Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 36–Month Residency Program

For more information on the Podiatric Medical and Surgical 36-Month Residency at Mercy Hospital, call
763-236-8114.

The Podiatric Medical and Surgical 36-Month Residency at Mercy Hospital is a comprehensive, three-year program that leads to certification in forefoot, rearfoot, ankle and reconstructive surgery.

The program currently accepts one resident each year and is open to applicants who are graduates of an accredited podiatric medical school.

  • Comprehensive, three-year program
  • Approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education
  • Hospital, clinical, consultative and educational opportunities

About Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids, Minnesota, is a 271-bed, non-profit acute care hospital and Level II Trauma Center serving the northwestern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Mercy is nationally recognized for clinical excellence:

  • U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals, 2011-12
  • Nation’s Top 100 Hospitals® and top 20 mid-size hospitals, Thomson Reuters Healthcare, 2011
  • Nation’s Top 100 Hospitals, Thomson Reuters, cardiovascular care, 7 consecutive years
  • Level II Trauma Center, 2010
  • First Accredited Chest Pain Center in the Northwest Metro
  • Primary Stroke Center Certification
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Commission on Cancer
  • Beacon Awards for Excellence in Nursing, 2005-2010

Mercy provided 57,593 Emergency Department visits, 14,950 surgeries, 23,112 inpatient admissions and 131,128 outpatient admissions in 2011.

Resident responsibilities

For more information on the Podiatric Medical and Surgical 36-Month Residency at Mercy Hospital, call
763-236-8114.

The diverse patient mix at Mercy Hospital offers podiatric residents an exceptional educational experience. Residents will be involved in challenging and rewarding patient care opportunities.

Residency rotations

Residents typically complete rotations in:

  • Anesthesia
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pathology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Vascular Surgery/Cardiology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Quarterly cadaver labs

Ongoing experience throughout the three-year residency include:

  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Hospital

Podiatric medical and surgical residents scrub in and contribute to surgical cases. Past residents have averaged more than 500 procedures annually, with a large percentage of those cases involving rearfoot, reconstructive or ankle procedures.

There are many podiatric surgery cases scheduled each weekday, with emergent procedures performed on weekends. Podiatric residents are also encouraged to assist with general surgery, orthopedic surgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery when possible.

Clinical

Podiatric residents see patients in attending offices and at Mercy Hospital’s Wound Clinic. The Wound Clinic is primarily managed by the residents with support by the attending staff. Emphasis is placed on conservative management of diabetic foot wounds; however residents will see all types of wounds.

The second-year resident spends one day each week in clinic with the director of residency training, David J. Neese, DPM, observing post-operative patients and gaining exposure with complex surgical patients. Additional experiences are scheduled at the Anoka and Fridley offices of Family Foot and Ankle Clinic. Additional opportunities are available with other attending podiatrists when requested.

Consultative

Emergency Department and hospital inpatient consultations are a major component of the program. When on call, the resident is responsible for all foot and ankle consultation requests, which may include complex trauma situations, emergent diabetic foot evaluations, as well as routine palliation for inpatient care.

Resident educational resources

  • Podiatry Section Journal Club: Held once each month, residents have an opportunity to present pertinent findings of articles to the attending staff.
  • Radiology conferences: Also held once each month, local attending surgeons present difficult cases and discuss amongst a group of peers.
  • “Present” lectures: The podiatric residency lecture series called “Present” is available to residents for review.
  • Mercy CME series: Podiatric residents are invited to a bi-weekly CME series in which local medical experts present contemporary issues in medicine. Past podiatric residents have lectured at this symposium. -
  • Library facilities: The library facilities at Mercy and other Allina hospitals are an excellent resource for individual study and offer the majority of podiatry and orthopedic journals, including the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Foot and Ankle International, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. In addition, most journals not available in paper are available through an E-journal system or through inter-library loan.

Education

For more information on the Podiatric Medical and Surgical 36-Month Residency at Mercy Hospital, call
763-236-8114.

Resident education is driven by individual motivation with many excellent resources e to facilitate the residency experience.

Resident educational resources

  • Podiatry Section Journal Club: Held once each month, residents have an opportunity to present pertinent findings of articles to the attending staff.
  • Radiology conferences: Also held once each month, local attending surgeons present difficult cases and discuss amongst a group of peers.
  • “Present” lectures: The podiatric residency lecture series called “Present” is available to residents for review.
  • Mercy CME series: Podiatric residents are invited to a bi-weekly CME series in which local medical experts present contemporary issues in medicine. Past podiatric residents have lectured at this symposium.
  • Library facilities: The library facilities at Mercy and other Allina hospitals are an excellent resource for individual study and offer the majority of podiatry and orthopedic journals, including the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Foot and Ankle International, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. In addition, most journals not available in paper are available through an E-journal system or through inter-library loan.

Benefits

Along with excellent educational opportunities and paid conferences, podiatric medical and surgical residents are eligible for benefits including affordable health and life insurance plans, a retirement savings plan, uniforms, meals and on-site exercise facilities.

The current salary structure:

  • PGY-1: $40,040
  • PGY-2: $42,203
  • PGY-3: $43,472

The call schedule is flexible and determined among the residents. Residents are expected to promptly return all pages.

All medical records, including radiology studies, are accessed through Allina’s system-wide electronic medical record system, Excellian. Transcriptions, reports and studies are available 24 hours a day from any computer equipped with the appropriate software.

For more information on the Podiatric Medical and Surgical 36-Month Residency at Mercy Hospital, call
763-236-8114.

The majority of your life as a resident is spent at Mercy Hospital. However, the program has affiliation agreements with many other local institutions, where residents may participate in clinical and surgical experiences.

Allina Hospitals & Clinics

Maple Grove Hospital

Healtheast Woodwinds Hospital, Woodbury

North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale

North Metro Surgery Center, Blaine

St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud

Podiatry Staff Physicians

For more information on the Podiatric Medical and Surgical 36-Month Residency at Mercy Hospital, call
763-236-8114.

Student externship opportunities

For more information on the Podiatric Medical and Surgical 36-Month Residency at Mercy Hospital, call
763-236-8114.

The Mercy Hospital 36-Month Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency Program offers a one-month externship, currently available to students from any accredited school of podiatric medicine.

The externship is designed to provide insight into the life of a resident at our program. It is not a prerequisite for residency, although it certainly will help acquaint both the student and the attending. Students have the opportunity to observe and assist with surgical cases and at our clinics. There may be down time available for independent study.