DVA – New Mexico Veterans Affairs Health Care System and Kaiser Foundation Hospital
Co-sponsored with Kaiser Sacramento, CA; Affiliations: Presbyterian, UNM Children’s, Lovelace and NMO Surg. Center, private office for Clubfoot casting. TWO of the four PGY-3 residents will go to Kaiser to complete their final year of training
Optometry, Pharmacy, Rotating Residents from University of New Mexico
Pediatric Orthopedics during second year at UNM Carrie Tingley Children’s Hospital. Additional podiatric surgery training at outside institutions during third year and a private office rotation for Clubfoot casting and billing.
Well Rounded program. Encompasses all aspects of foot and ankle surgery including total ankle replacements, trauma, reconstructive, elective, Limb salvage, Charcot and wound care.
Heavy didactic activity to include lectures and workshops using sawbones and cadavers. Annual State Meeting. CME opportunities are available. Housing and meals are not covered.
Must have registered with Selective Services, Background checks and Drug Screening once hired. CORE and/or Clerkship rotation strongly recommended to be considered for residency.
The program is co-sponsored by Kaiser Foundation Hospital – Sacramento. TWO out of 4 PGY III residents will go to Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Sacramento for the third year and the others will remain at the VA ABQ. All sites are designated as PMSR with added credential in RRA. The NM VA Healthcare System has a “sharing agreement” with Kirtland Air Force base which allows our residents to treat young active adults. The VA surgery schedule is also very busy and runs 3 full OR days per week with add ons as necessary. All residents share call responsibility. Podiatry covers all lower extremity trauma from our emergency department. The program is well rounded. We have a very busy clinic and there is a separate Nail Clinic ran by Nail Health Techs. The residents spend a month at UNM Carrie Tingley Children’s Hospital. In addition, the residents rotate with 25+ community DPM’s