A proposed managed-care curriculum for podiatric residencies

SD Chinn Apex Healthcare Systems, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA.

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This article describes a curriculum that could be included in podiatric residencies to help residents function successfully in a managed-care environment. Various groups have identified and implemented the competencies necessary to function within such an environment. Podiatric residents, who are well trained in the clinical management of podiatric problems, can succeed in a managed-care environment if residency programs include training objectives and methods to address these competencies. This article describes the managed-care components of two primary-care residency programs and a podiatric program and proposes a managed-care curriculum for podiatric residencies. The author's goal is to educate residency directors and faculty members on possible objectives and methods that can enhance the podiatric resident's educational experience and knowledge of managed care.