Franciscan Health Hammond/Dyer/Munster and Midwestern University Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine
Franciscan Health Dyer/Munster, ,Franciscan Health Olympia Fields, Franciscan Same Day Surgery Center, and Franciscan Crown Point and Franciscan Point surgery
Exposure to multiple practice settings including private practice and Hospital run. Residents are exposed to multiple wound centers within the hospital and various academic courses.
1. Reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle.
2. Developing clinical and diagnostic skills in the office and hospital
3. Trauma of the foot and ankle.
Access to Midwestern University library and facilities. Staff available to help develop and write research.
The program is located in Northwest Indiana approximately 35 minutes from downtown Chicago. As the only full time residents at Franciscan Health Hammond and Dyer Hospitals the residents are able to scrub all cases as a first assist, regardless of specialty. The surgical exposure is complete and extensive, including rearfoot reconstruction, external fixation, basic orthopedic trauma, ankle arthroscopy, diabetic limb salvage, forefoot deformity surgery, and sports medicine injuries. Podiatry is integrated as part of orthopedics. Podiatry cases and lower extremity orthopedic cases are covered during podiatry surgery rotations. There are two residents selected each year for a total number of six residents. Clinical experience is also emphasized as you workup, diagnose, and treat patients in clinic. Residents spend one on one clinical time with attendings in private practice