Due to a number of factors there is no uniform daily schedule; however, listed below are some of the various duties performed on a daily basis by a typical 1st or 2nd year resident.
- Clinic sessions - 1.5 days per week.
- ED visits/ consults - including management of Diabetic foot infection, foot and ankle trauma
- Admissions to the Podiatric Surgery Service - from the ED and direct admits from attending’s offices and clinics.
- Inpatient consults - from many other services that can range from Diabetic foot complications to vascular issues to trauma.
- Elective surgical procedures - approximately 8-12 cases per week per resident. 98% of all elective cases are covered by only one resident & one attending. Residents cover up to 8 outside hospitals & surgery centers in the greater Hartford and surrounding areas.
- Call schedule - 1st and 2nd year Residents take call for 7 days at a time with a 3rd year resident back up call. 3rd year residents alternate every other week on call. On call residents are allowed to take call from home but must live within a 10-15 minute radius from the hospital.
The volume of patients seen at St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center as a Podiatric Surgery & Medicine Resident will give one a sense of ease with respect to admitting, management and comprehensive care of many patients including the hard to manage Diabetics to the more emergent trauma patients.