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Podiatric Surgery - Podiatric Surgery Santa Clara

The Podiatric Surgical Residency Program in Santa Clara is a three-year PMSR with added RRA Certificate position. Three residents are selected annually for the three-year position.

Resident responsibilities include a very busy outpatient clinic, covering call for hospitalized patients/ Emergency Room, and podiatric and orthopedic surgical assisting. Residents are responsible for full preoperative and postoperative evaluations on surgical cases. Surgical training is extensive in adult and pediatric forefoot, rear foot, and ankle procedures.

The Santa Clara medical center is a teaching hospital with in-house residents in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Ob/Gyn, and Podiatry. Students and residents from Stanford and Boston University rotate through the departments of General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Neurology, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Anesthesia.

The Division of Podiatric Surgery shares a common clinical facility with the departments of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. There is an excellent relationship between the podiatric surgeons and orthopedic surgeons that allows for a very pleasant collegial working and learning environment.

The Kaiser Santa Clara Podiatric residents have the unique advantage of receiving all three years of their training at Santa Clara and San Leandro/Fremont locations. These sites are large, multidisciplinary, academically oriented teaching facilities making it ideal for receiving all three years of consistent training at high quality facilities.

Residents participate in scheduled rotations through the departments of Anesthesiology, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Infectious Disease, Radiology, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Pathology, Emergency Medicine, Dermatology and Rheumatology.

Didactic activities include a monthly journal club, Complex patient clinic, radiology rounds, Joint Podiatry and Vascular surgery rounds, Orthopedic rounds, and Podiatric case rounds. Protected teaching time every Monday afternoon is reserved for academic lectures and hands on workshops.
Across the courtyard from the podiatry clinic is a fully equipped workout gym with showers and lockers for Santa Clara staff and residents. In addition, residents are provided financial coverage for yearly gym memberships.

Meal allowance is provided and can be used at all cafeterias and cafés on the Kaiser campus. For more benefits, please reference to the Salary & Benefits’ page.

Selection Process

All Applications to the Kaiser Santa Clara residency program must be made through CASPR.

Approximately 20-30 applicants are selected to interview at CRIP. Criteria used for selection include GPA/class rank, passing scores on the national boards part 1, letters of recommendation, CV, other activities and involvement in school, etc.

Participation in our externship and personal visits to our program, are also considered but not required. The interview is generally 20-30 minutes. Candidates are then ranked accordingly and matched through the CASPR match.

For more information, please visit CASPR/CRIP.

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