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The Department of Veterans Affairs at the Central Alabama Health Care System (CAVHCS) has established a Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency Program. This 36 month program is designated for two Podiatric surgical residents each year, to provide training in all aspects of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. The training encompasses the examination, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of primary and secondary foot and ankle disorders and covers medical, surgical, diagnostic and newly emerging treatment approaches.
It is one of the few VA's that has a fully implemented sharing agreement with the military allowing veterans, active duty and their dependents to be treated side-by-side on the air force base. Pediatric patients are also seen and treated in our clinic on a referral basis.
The experiences include but are not limited to:
Podiatric Medicine- Clinic Based, Podiatric Surgery, Internal Medicine/Geriatrics, General Surgery, Anesthesia, Orthopedic Surgery, Microbiology and Pathology, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Vascular Surgery, Wound Clinic and other assigned rotations or experiences.
General Program Goals
1) Develop and enhance diagnostic and management skills with an emphasis on whole patient management.
2) Gain basic podiatric medical and surgical skills in the management of foot and ankle conditions.
3) Understand the various factors involved in the clinical practice management model.
4) Understand the differences in the in-patient and out-patient medical models and methods for assuring quality of care and risk management in both settings.
5) Achieve competency in scholarly activities, specifically the use of Evidence Based Medicine as a foundation for selection of therapeutic modalities and peer lectures.
Send completed processing packet to the following address:
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System ATTN: Dr. R Michael Whitmore 215 Perry Hill Rd Montgomery, AL 36109