Experience with the rotating podiatric residency/podiatric surgical residency-12 model. Twenty-four months of integrated training

MA Battey Division of Podiatry, Cranston General Hospital, RI.

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The author describes the positive experiences of Cranston General Hospital, Osteopathic in establishing a 24-month program, combining an entry level rotating podiatric residency and a podiatric surgical residency. The program grew from a 12-month surgical program to become a 24-month program, using expanded training opportunities available in Brown University teaching hospitals. An improved quality of care and a greater fund of knowledge for the residents are two results of the 24-month training program. Recommendations and views about developing entry level residency programs are presented.