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Medical students looking to expand into the field of podiatric surgery will have an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and training from foot and ankle surgeons at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital and Center for Orthopaedics (CFO. The residency is a three-year, surgically oriented program that will focus on foot and ankle surgery and comprehensive podiatric medicine. This residency program will give doctors intense training in CHRISTUS St. Patrick’s operating rooms as well as at Imperial Calcasieu Surgical Center and West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. The residents will also gain extensive direct patient-care experience in the areas of wound care, diabetic care, and podiatric research.
Residents will receive podiatric and orthopedic experience, including clinical and practice management in the hospital and office settings. Residents will also rotate in various specialties at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital including emergency medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics and radiology, receiving training from 14 participating doctors and specialties. In addition, residents will complete rotations through LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, which will give them advanced surgical and enhanced research experience in their field.