MetroWest Medical Center has been approved as a PMSR-RRA certified program. The Podiatric Residency Program has been in existence for over 20 years. All residents participate in a vast number of non-podiatric rotations, such as infectious disease, plastic surgery, behavioral medicine, vascular surgery, general surgery, anesthesia, radiology, dermatology, internal medicine. The residents are exposed to a large amount of trauma and surgery during the core rotations of ED, Podiatry/Orthopedics. Each year, residents participate in the Operation Footprint for one week, a medical mission in Honduras, per approval of program director. We also like to emphasize our modern Wound Care Center that residents would hands-on skills with limb salvage. The residents are exposed to many rearfoot surgeries including ankle fractures, calcaneal fractures, clubfoot reconstruction, flatfoot reconstruction, etc. This program is well balanced surgically as well as clinically.
Our residents have all moved into private practice and we have a 100% pass rate on surgical boards. Our program is now affiliated with San Filipe Hospital, Tegucigulpa, Honduras. This is part of the one week mission trip with Operation Footprint per residency director’s approval. The Foot and Ankle Team traveled to Tegucigulpa, Honduras and assisted in more than 25 corrective surgeries for Talipes Equino Varus.
The program is academically enriching as well as spiritually rewarding. This privilege has only been shared by a select few in the Podiatric community.
The Podiatric Residency Program is an accredited PMSR & RRA Certified program. This program focuses on forefoot pathology and surgery, flatfoot reconstruction, diabetic and Charcot patients, and trauma. The residents keep their logs and cases in "Residency Resource" which is a component of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. The residents sit for the in-training exam, and participate in PRĒSENT® and the annual complications seminar with other New England training programs. Residents also participate at the Wound Care Center, including graft applications, assessing the progress of various wounds, and learning about HBO Therapy that is provided at the clinic.
Another positive aspect of this program is the philosophy that our residents are treated with respect and professionalism. From the first day of orientation, the residents are treated as mature, capable, podiatric residents. The expectations are that responsibilities and duties will be completed in a timely fashion as outlined.
I am assured that the residents who successfully complete this program will be competent practitioners who will be confident with all aspects of Podiatric Inpatient and Outpatient care.
Donald W Adams, DPM, FACFAS
Director, Podiatric Medical Education
MetroWest Medical Center Podiatric Residency is a PMSR &RRA Certified program. This program focuses on forefoot pathology and surgery, flatfoot reconstruction, diabetic and Charcot patients, and trauma. Residents work closely with local podiatric and orthopedic surgeons in all aspects of surgery and patient care. The program is affiliated with Tufts University and Boston University Medical Schools as well as other teaching hospitals. Our program is affiliated with Operation Footprint.
Our Program offers an opportunity to learn first-hand multidisciplinary approaches to the surgical correction of podiatric and orthopedic deformities. The program also gives the resident a thorough understanding, and competency in the medical management of trauma, and post-operative patients. The residency is surgery oriented and is respected throughout the hospital as an invaluable service. The MetroWest Medical Center residency offers two position per year and accepts two student per month for externship. Visiting the program is recommended and encouraged.
This program has a resident run clinic in the hospital offered to patients once a week. There is a wide diversity of patients with a variety of podiatric pathology. Residents are given the independence to choose appropriate treatments for patients, including surgical options for patients.
Journal Club every Tuesday
Several saw bone and cadaver workshops offered to the residents each month
Grand rounds (Surgical and Medical) offered each month
Medical noon conference daily
Participate in the New England Complications Conference Annually
Have the opportunity to actively involved with the hospital research department and participating in many multicenter studies.
Participate in ACFAS annual conference and provide poster submissions on continuing research projects.
Participate in the ACFAS Scientific Literature Reviews yearly.
Medical Mission trip
Every year, MWMC participated in the one week trip with Operation Footprint in Honduras, which is a medical mission trip that occurs in January Reconstructive surgery for multiple foot and ankle deformities. Pathologies include clubfoot, cavus foot, cerebral palsy, and flatfoot. Residents are in Honduras for one week which includes screening process and surgical days.
MetroWest Medical Center collects an application fee from students of Podiatric Medicine for its foot and ankle training program. Currently that fee is $25. The fee is due at the time of submission of the CASPR uniform application, CV, and letters of recommendation. An application is not considered complete until the fee is received. The fee is non-refundable. Checks or money orders are acceptable made out to “Residency Fund-MWMC”. Cash will not be accepted.
Since MetroWest Medical participates in the CRIP, travel, lodging, and meals are required for the interview team. The application fee is used to partially defray these expenses incurred by interview team.
If you have any questions, or would like to meet and visit the staff, faculty and tour the facility, please contact the Podiatry Department:
Donald Adams, DPM, FACFAS
Director, Podiatric Medical Education
MetroWest Medical Center
115 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA 01702 508-383-1599
David Lee, DPM Medical School: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Hobbies: basketball, music
Ankit Desai, DPM Medical School: Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine Hobbies: Viewing art
Viet Dieu, DPM Medical School: Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Hobbies: Going to the gym, Brazilian Jit Jutsu, spending time with family and friends
Jordan McNeill, DPM Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine Hobbies: spending time with her husband, Leo, and her two corgis, Jack and River Song, baking, gardening and smashed pennies searching
Farwa Dalawar, DPM Medical School: Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine Hobbies: traveling, reading, ice skating, tennis, shopping and eating good food
Kamden Merwede, DPM Medical School: Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine Hobbies: Fishing, kayaking and golf