As a program that is fully accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education, (CPME), we follow a strict set of guidelines that must be fulfilled in order to maintain our fully accredited standing.  These guidelines are laid out in detail in the document titled CPME 320, Standards and Requirements for Approval of Podiatric Residencies.  This covers both training in podiatric medicine and all other training required in non-podiatric disciplines.  Additionally minimal clinical volumes requirements are detailed for both podiatric surgery and a variety of other clinical disciplines.  The Hoboken UMC PMSR is a 36 month program that has consistently provides clinical training volumes far in excess of the minimal accreditation requirements and is what prompted CPME to request that we increase the number of residents in training to meet the growing need for residency trained podiatrists within the United States medical system.

Lectures: In addition to the following rotation schedule, the residents are provided access to and assigned assignments on the Present Podiatric Online Lecture Series.  This is a compilation of lectures by leading authorities within the podiatry profession on an extensive array of topics.  All lectures are available online 24/7 and include robust slide presentations and quizzes.  Different topics are assigned to PGY-1, PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents and a single joint topic is viewed and reviewed along with the residency director each week on Thursday afternoons.  Live lectures are also scheduled on an ongoing basis to supplement the Present lecture Series.

Radiology Rounds: Weekly Radiology Grand Rounds are performed Wednesday afternoon after Podiatry Clinic as the previous weeks surgical and medical cases are reviewed including radiographic review.

Workshops/Journal Club: Residents are provided with hands on workshops and participate in a journal club.

ED/Podiatry Service Call: Finally residents participate in an ongoing call schedule to assist their attending physicians cover both the hospital floors and the Emergency Department.


Sample Rotation Schedule

We purposely front load the training with multiple non-podiatric rotations during the first year to allow for a greater concentration on podiatric medicine and surgery during years two and three.

Physical Rehabilitation

Location:         Mile Square Physical Therapy, (Hoboken, NJ)

Length:           Two weeks, PGY-1

Format:           This is a block rotation where the first year resident will spend significant time learning and participating in physical rehabilitation. There will a particular emphasis on lower extremity injury and surgical patients.

Pathology

Location:         Hoboken UMC

Length:           Two weeks, PGY-1

Format:           This is a block rotation where the first year resident will be involved in the preparation and analysis of pathologic specimens.  There is a specific emphasis on the analysis of pathology commonly seen in the lower extremity.  Archived slide review is utilized.

Family Medicine/Hospitalist

Location:         Hoboken UMC

Length:           2 one month blocks

Format:           This involves two separate one-month rotations where the resident is responsible for the duties of a family practice resident or working directly with the Hoboken UMC Hospitalists.  The resident is on call for this service and reports to the family practice attending for instruction on patient management.  Exposure to behavioral science training also occurs during this rotation.

Vascular Surgery

Location:         Hoboken UMC

Length:           Ongoing, (PGY-1)

Format:           PGY-1 residents participate in the surgical care and management of vascular surgery patients on a case by case basis.

Orthopedics

Location:         Hoboken UMC

Length:           Ongoing

Format:           This is an on-going (case by case) rotation with the orthopedic department at the hospital.  Residents assist in surgical cases, conduct rounds and cover the emergency room as needed.

General Surgery

Location:         Hoboken UMC

Length:           One month, PGY-1

Format:           This is a one month block rotation with the surgery department at Hoboken UMC.  The resident is responsible for rounds each morning and will assist in surgical cases and become immersed in the overall care of general surgical patients throughout the month.

Podiatry Office

Location:         Dr. Thomas J. Azzolini, Dr. Michael Lerner, Dr. Joseph Boylan

Length:           Once/ week ongoing

Format:           This weekly rotation is completed on an ongoing basis throughout the year.  It is designed to give the resident experience in the office setting.  The resident is exposed to all aspects of the office including: patient diagnosis and treatment, office procedures and billing.

Hoboken UMC Podiatry Clinic

Location:         Hoboken UMC

Length:           Twice weekly (Mon./Wed.)

Format:           This is a continuous rotation throughout each year.  Residents are primarily responsible for patient care with the supervision of attending Podiatric physician.

Emergency Medicine

Location:         Hoboken UMC

Length:           On-going (case by case)

Format:           This is an ongoing rotation throughout the year.  The resident is exposed to treatment and care of the emergent patient. Additionally, there is a 2 week block rotation during PGY-2 in which residents spend the majority of their time in the main emergency room.  The resident is exposed to treatment and care of the emergent patient.

Podiatric Surgery

Location:         Hoboken UMC, Raritan Surgical Center, Surgicare of Central New Jersey, Surgicare of Jersey City, Patient Care Associates.

Length:           On going (case by case)

Format:           This is an ongoing rotation throughout the year.  Residents assist and perform podiatric surgical cases at the above sites when not involved in other rotations.

Medical Imaging

Location:         Hoboken UMC

Length:           Two weeks, PGY-1

Format:           This is a 2 week block rotation.  Residents work with the radiology department and physicians.  They are exposed to both diagnostic and interventional radiology techniques.

Anesthesia

Location:         Hoboken UMC

Length:           Two weeks, PGY-1

Format:           Residents are exposed to all aspects of anesthesia care.  Residents assist and learn from attending anesthesiologists

Infectious Disease

Location:         Hoboken UMC

Length:           On going (case by case)

Format:           This is an ongoing rotation throughout the year.  Residents round, attend lectures and discuss cases with the infectious disease physicians at the hospital.

Sports Medicine

Location:         Private Office, (John McNerny, DPM, Westwood, NJ)

Length:           Two weeks, PGY-3

Format:           The resident works with a podiatrist who is employed by several area professional sports teams.  The resident will learn how to treat and diagnose a variety of sport injuries. The resident is trained in podiatric biomechanics.

Case Management

Location:         Hoboken UMC

Length:           On going (case by case)

Format:           This is an ongoing rotation during PGY-1 & Pgy-2.  Residents work directly with case management personal for discharge planning including transfer to sub acute care, coordinating home healthcare, providing patient education & counseling, ensuring continuation of post discharge care and arranging outpatient visits.

Contact information

  • Podiatry Residency ProgramHoboken University Medical Center
    122 Clinton Street
    Hoboken NJ 07030
    Phone: 201.418.1658
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