The Podiatric Resident Training Program at McLaren Oakland is fully approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency program of 36 months duration (PM&S-36).
The emphasis of this program is to give exposure and training in the full scope of podiatric medicine and surgery. This includes educational experiences in general podiatry, geriatrics, diabetes and wound management, biomechanics and surgery.
The first year of training covers a broad range of general medical and surgical rotations, including podiatric office time and surgery. There are rotations in internal medicine, infectious disease, emergency medicine, medical imaging, general surgery (including subspecialty in vascular surgery, anesthesia, and pathology. The second year of training provides additional rotations in orthopedic surgery, behavioral science and podiatric office time and surgery. There are elective rotations in neurology, dermatology and rheumatology.
Residents participate in an ongoing Hospital Foot Clinic at McLaren Oakland staffed by four (4) podiatric surgeons, Journal Club program, the "on-line" lecture program, the McLaren Oakland podiatric lecture series and other local educational opportunities.
Graduates of the McLaren Oakland program are prepared for the Board Qualification examination by the ABPS and ABPOPPM, and are fully prepared for podiatric practice.