Learn more about Podiatric Surgery clerkship programs at
at the following Kaiser Permanente medical centers:

Santa Clara

The Podiatric Surgical Externship will provide a professional environment conducive to learning the basics of podiatric patient care. Areas of emphasis will include the doctor-patient relationship and rapport, history and physical examination, the appropriate utilization of diagnostic tests, basic podiatric pathology, establishing appropriate treatment plans and protocols, and treating common podiatric conditions.

Goals

  1. Learn appropriate behavior toward the patient in regards to the different emotions of the patient and the pathology.
  2. Learn the basics of obtaining an appropriate history and physical examinations.
  3. Learn documentation in a SOAP format listing appropriate supplemental information for both clinical and ambulatory surgery charting Learn appropriate radiology requests and interpretation including plain films, CT and MRI scans, and nuclear diagnostic testing.
  4. Learn appropriate laboratory testing including microbiology, chemistry, vascular, and pathology reports.
  5. Learn to formulate an appropriate treatment plan and to present the plan to the podiatric resident and/or podiatric staff.
  6. Learn basic clinical treatment including paring dermatological lesions, simple biopsies, nail reduction, lower extremity directed biomechanical exams and treatment, diabetic protocol and treatment, recognition and treatment of infections, and fundamental podiatric exams and treatment.
  7. Learn the basic outpatient surgical procedures including nail procedures, osteotripsies, arthroplasties and simple excisions.
  8. Learn operating room procedure and sterile technique. Learn basic suturing techniques and basics of fracture management through observation.

Responsibilities

Take an active daily roll in rounds while working with the resident and on-call attending assisting in post-operative wound care, cast and dressing changes. Take interest in patient’s medical issues and be able to engage in academic discussions regarding such issues, while maintaining patient confidentiality. During clinic hours externs are expected to take the initiative in seeing patients in a timely manner and provide precise and short history and physical examinations to the supervising physician or the resident. Professional clinic attire is a must. Hospital scrubs may be used during OR days only.
Academic enhancement is our goal. We will provide the Externs with a well-rounded clinical and academic experience during the month rotation. All of the staff members have welcomed the opportunity to teach and engage in academic discussions. During the month, Externs are expected to participate in various academic activities including journal clubs, lectures, rounds, and presentations.

Housing is not provided and students will need to provide their own transportation between facilities. Please review our general clerkship policies, as well as the CASPR/CRIP website for more information before you apply.

Clerkship applications are available on the CASPR/CRIP website.

Learn more about the podiatric surgery residency programs at Kaiser Permanente.

SF Bay Area Foot & Ankle Residency Program

Oakland and Walnut Creek/Antioch

The Podiatric Surgical Externship will provide a professional environment conducive to learning the basics of podiatric patient care.   Areas of emphasis will include the doctor-patient relationship and rapport, history and physical examination, the appropriate utilization of diagnostic tests, basic podiatric pathology, establishing appropriate treatment plans and protocols, and treating common podiatric conditions.

Goals

  1. Learn appropriate behavior toward the patient in regards to the different emotions of the patient and the pathology.
  2. Learn the basics of obtaining an appropriate history and physical examinations.
  3. Learn documentation in a SOAP format listing appropriate supplemental information for both clinical and ambulatory surgery charting; Learn appropriate radiology requests and interpretation including plain films, CT and MRI scans, and nuclear diagnostic testing.
  4. Learn appropriate laboratory testing including microbiology, chemistry, vascular, and pathology reports.
  5. Learn to formulate an appropriate treatment plan and to present the plan to the podiatric resident and/or podiatric staff.
  6. Learn basic clinical treatment including paring dermatological lesions, simple biopsies, nail reduction, lower extremity directed biomechanical exams and treatment, diabetic protocol and treatment, recognition and treatment of infections, and fundamental  podiatric exams and treatment.
  7. Learn the basic outpatient surgical procedures including nail procedures, osteotripsies, arthroplasties and simple excisions.
  8. Learn operating room procedure and sterile technique.  Learn basic suturing techniques and basics of fracture management through observation.

Responsibilities

Take an active daily role in rounds while working with the resident and on-call attending assisting in post-operative wound care, cast and dressing changes.  Take interest in patient’s medical issues and be able to engage in academic discussions regarding such issues, while maintaining patient confidentiality.  Be prepared to engage in weekly academic sessions at Kaiser Oakland.  During clinic hours, externs are expected to take the initiative in seeing patients in a timely manner and provide precise and short history and physical examinations to the supervising physician or the resident. Professional clinic attire is a must.  Hospital scrubs may be used during OR days only.

Academic enhancement is our goal.  We will provide the externs with a well-rounded clinical and academic experience during the month rotation.  All of the staff members have welcomed the opportunity to teach and engage in academic discussions.  During the month, externs are expected to participate in various academic activities including journal clubs, lectures, rounds, and presentations.

Housing is not provided and students will need to provide their own transportation between facilities. Please review our general clerkship policies, as well as the CASPR/CRIP website for more information before you apply.

Clerkship applications are available on the CASPR/CRIP website.

Learn more about the podiatric surgery residency programs at Kaiser Permanente.

Vallejo/Santa Rosa – North Bay Consortium

We welcome podiatric students in their fourth year to do a four-week rotation split between Kaiser Vallejo and Kaiser Santa Rosa.

Housing is not provided and clerks will need to provide their own transportation between facilities. Please review our general clerkship policies, as well as the CASPR/CRIP website for more information before you apply. You can also refer to the Kaiser North Bay Consortium Clerkship Handbook.

Clerkship applications are available on the CASPR/CRIP website. Please send completed applications to the clerkship director:

Gray Williams, DPM
975 Sereno Drive, Podiatry Dept
Vallejo, CA 94589
Phone: (707) 651-3338
Email: gray.williams@kp.org

Thank you for your interest in our program, and we hope to hear from you soon.

Learn more about the podiatric surgery residency program at Kaiser Vallejo.

South Sacramento

Our Foot & Ankle Clerkship is housed in a Level 2 Trauma Center, within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is intended to provide a professional clinical environment conducive to learning the basic and advanced podiatric patient management. Areas of emphasis will include the doctor-patient relationship and rapport, history and physical examination, the appropriate utilization of diagnostic tests, podiatric pathology, establishing appropriate treatment plans and protocols, and treating basic and advanced podiatric conditions.

This is a one month clerkship covering all aspects of foot and ankle, and lower extremity trauma and reconstruction, with direct training and exposure to outpatient/inpatient care, medicine/surgery, ED/Trauma, and multi-disciplinary care. Weekly didactics, Journal club, grand rounds, lectures, student presentation at the end of rotation. Linked with Scripps Mercy and DVA New Mexico Residencies (For more information: https://residency-ncal.kaiserpermanente.org/programs/podiatry/sac/)

Goals

  • Learn appropriate behavior toward the patient with regards to the different emotions of the patient and the pathology.
  • Learn the basics of obtaining an appropriate history and physical examination.
  • Learn documentation with appropriate supplemental information for both clinical and ambulatory surgery charting.
  • Learn appropriate radiology requests and interpretation, including plain films, CT and MRI scans, and nuclear diagnostic testing.
  • Learn appropriate laboratory testing, including microbiology, chemistry, vascular, and pathology reports.
  • Learn to formulate an appropriate treatment plan and to present the plan to the foot & ankle resident and/or faculty.
  • Learn basic clinical treatment including paring dermatological lesions, simple biopsies, nail reduction, lower extremity directed biomechanical exams and treatment, diabetic protocol and treatment, recognition and treatment of infections, and fundamental podiatric exams and treatment.
  • Learn the basic outpatient surgical procedures.
  • Learn operating room procedure and sterile technique. Learn basic suturing techniques and basics of trauma fracture management through observation.

Responsibilities

Take an active daily roll in rounds while working with the resident and on-call attending assisting in in-patient and out-patient care. Take interest in patient’s medical issues and be able to engage in academic discussions regarding such issues, while maintaining patient confidentiality. During clinic hours clerks are expected to take the initiative in seeing patients in a timely manner and provide precise and short history and physical examinations to the supervising physician or the resident. Professional clinic attire is a must. Hospital scrubs may be used during OR days only.

Academic enhancement is our goal. We will provide the clerks with a well-rounded clinical and academic experience during the month rotation. All of the faculty members have welcomed the opportunity to teach and engage in academic discussions. During the month, clerks are expected to participate in various academic activities including resident presentations, lectures, rounds, and presentations.

Housing is not provided and students will need to provide their own transportation. Please review our general clerkship policies, as well as the CASPR/CRIP website for more information before you apply.

Clerkship applications are available on the CASPR/CRIP website.

Learn more about the podiatric surgery residency programs at Kaiser Permanente.

For further information, contact the clerkship director:
Daniel Lee, DPM, PhD, FACFAS
Foot & Ankle Surgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center
6600 Bruceville Road
South Sacramento, CA 95823
Phone: (916) 688-2030