Podiatric Residency Program
The Atlanta VA Health Care System offers a 36-month Podiatric Residency Program with training in podiatric medicine, podiatric surgery, reconstructive techniques, and wound care.
The Atlanta VAHCS Podiatric Residency Program is a 36-month PMSR-RRA that takes place primarily at the Atlanta VA campus, in Decatur GA. The AVAMC is a 152-bed level 1A inpatient hospital, which provides health care for over 400,000 veterans. Residents will also spend time in private practice settings and outpatient surgery centers along with core rotations at the VA. The program provides excellent, well-rounded training in podiatric medicine, podiatric surgery, reconstructive techniques, and wound care by utilizing this health care system’s resources. There is great emphasis placed on limb salvage and the patient population provides exposure to significant and unique comorbidities and complex pathology. The training encompasses the examination, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of primary and secondary lower extremity disorders and covers medical, surgical, diagnostic, and newly emerging technological treatment approaches, as well as overall knowledge, skills, and attitude. Didactic meetings are held at least weekly. The curriculum is designed not only to provide lower extremity care but also to enhance the awareness of the correlation between lower extremity problems and the general health and well-being of the total patient. Residents graduate well-prepared to manage busy clinics and sit for board examinations.
Two thirty-six month, medical center based, podiatric medical and surgical residency positions will be available beginning in July of each year. The residents will rotate through various services, achieving competency within well-defined parameters specific to each area of training. The experiences include but are not limited to:
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Podiatric Wound Care, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Anesthesia, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Rheumatology, Pathology, Neurology, Infectious Disease, Behavioral Science, Vascular Surgery, and other assigned rotations or experiences.