At the School of Medicine, you'll be trained by our highly skilled podiatry and orthopaedic faculty at a nationally recognized medical center.The rotation will give you invaluable experience caring for podiatry patients as you learn the role of the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine firsthand.
Our rotation is intended to give you more experience with:
- The scope and character of the practice of podiatric surgery
- Specific diseases and types of surgery performed in podiatric surgery and foot and ankle orthopaedic surgery
- Techniques in fracture care, as well as the selective use of casting and traction
- Care of trauma patients
- Training in adult inpatient and outpatient settings
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of hospital protocol for admission, discharge and patient management.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of various instruments used during surgery.
- Develop knowledge and demonstrate the skill to explain and apply appropriate surgical procedures.
- Develop knowledge and demonstrate the skill of performing minor podiatric surgical procedures with cadavers and saw bones.
- Develop a working knowledge of postoperative management of patients as it applies to wound care, postoperative infection, postoperative fever and postoperative medication.
If you have accepted a rotation invitation, you will be contacted by email with complete details regarding your upcoming rotation. If you have any questions after receiving and reviewing the information, please contact our clerkship coordinator, Audrey D. Summers. Please note: There is a $100 clerkship fee, which is required prior to the start of your rotation.
We look forward to your rotation; welcome to Wake Forest!