Podiatry Residency training was first established at Hoboken University Medical Center more than 30 years ago in the 1980’s when this institution was named St Mary Hospital. The program originated as a one year Rotating Podiatric Residency, (RPR), that then evolved into a 2 year Podiatric Surgical Residency, (PSR-24), and then a three year Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency, (PM&S-36), now operates as a three year program as a Podiatric Medicine Surgery Residency with added credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery, (PMSR/RRA), that is fully accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education, (CPME), and we are a member of The Council of Teaching Hospitals, (COTH). This is the highest designation that can currently be obtained. As the program evolved, the intensity and scope of training in reconstructive and trauma surgery of the foot and ankle continued to improve and expand. Today the program graduates podiatric physicians who are prepared to successfully treat the most challenging foot and ankle pathology and trauma. In addition to producing highly competent podiatric physicians, the residency program and the Podiatry Division that supports it play a crucial role in providing high quality care to the citizens of Hudson County, including those who are uninsured or underinsured and would otherwise have nowhere else to receive this quality of care. This occurs through Emergency Department, (ED) visits, inpatient care and the Hoboken UMC Podiatry Clinic. We have recently been asked to double the number of incoming residents by CPME do to our high clinical volume that provides our graduates with roughly three times the case volume needed for program accreditation. We decided to increase the number of incoming residents in July of 2010 from 2 to 3 when we were offered to do so by CPME, based on the programs high volume of clinical activity. We feel this decision was the right one as it provides an additional residency training slot for our profession without a significant dilution of our residents training experience.
- Podiatry Residency ProgramHoboken University Medical Center
122 Clinton Street
Hoboken NJ, 07030