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MetroWest Medical Center is a community teaching hospital in the western suburbs of Greater Boston. The Podiatric Training Program has been in existence for 14 years and has trained an equal number of residents.
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 Baja Project for Crippled Children. 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 a 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.
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.
Sincerely, 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 Harvard University, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University and Boston University Medical Schools as well as other teaching hospitals. Our program now is affiliated with the Baja Project for Crippled Children. Surgical rotation also at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
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 one position per year and accepts one student per month for externship. Visiting the program is recommended and encouraged.
Clinic This program has a resident run clinic in the hospital offered to patients twice 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 Wednesday
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 ACFAS Complications Conference Annually
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.
Medical Mission trip Every year, MWMC participated in the Baja Project in Honduras It 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