Podiatry Residency Curriculum

The curriculum for the Podiatry Residency centers around two main areas of rotations and conferences so that residents may learn both hands on and through the insights of faculty and fellow residents.

Clinical Rotations

There are five locations where our residents spend their rotations and receive hands on training.

The rotation schedule for the program is as follows:

Conferences and Didactics

Educational conferences and learning opportunities are an integral part of the Wake Forest School of Medicine Podiatry Residency Program. Required education includes weekly lectures given by faculty and residents, with an emphasis on in-service examination topics and national board preparation.

Orthopaedic Grand Rounds

A weekly department-wide event that includes:

  • Case presentations
  • Morbidity and mortality review
  • Guest lectures from visiting orthopaedists
  • Specialty updates
  • Lectures from hospital staff on topics including ethics and business

Conferences and Lectures

  • Weekly podiatry conference
  • Weekly foot and ankle conference including:
    • Didactic lectures
    • Case presentations
    • Pre-op and post-op surgical review
  • Monthly journal club

Additional Learning Opportunities

Throughout the year, podiatric residents have access to additional learning opportunities. These may include:

  • Two-year and advanced third-year research projects, which must be completed in a publishable or presentable format
  • Annual presentation at the North Carolina Foot & Ankle Society's Winter Scientific Seminar
  • Resident Research Day, held in conjunction with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Presentation at weekly podiatry and foot and ankle conferences