Podiatric Surgery Residency Curriculum
Our comprehensive curriculum provides academic, clinical and surgical experiences in primary and tertiary care. At the end of 3 years, you’ll be prepared to deliver expert, patient-centered care in all aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery.
Training curriculum and schedule
Throughout the Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency, you will receive extensive surgical training and be involved in the assessment and treatment of patients with common and rare conditions. Our busy inpatient and outpatient practices offer the full breadth of training experiences mainly on our La Crosse Campus—with little to no traveling—although you have the option to see patients and provide surgical care in Onalaska, Tomah and Winona, among other regional locations.
Our residency is one of the few offering training in minimum incision surgical (MIS) bunion correction, plus incredible access to not only podiatric but orthopedic-related surgical cases. Clinical conference time and research are encouraged, and you will author one paper that is suitable for peer-reviewed publication.
Orthopedics (Pediatric and Sports Medicine)
Orthopedics (Pediatric and Trauma)
The Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency includes core rotations, research and electives to tailor your training to your career interests and needs.
Residents rotate through more than 15 Gundersen departments. You’ll report to, and work closely with, the staff physician leading each teaching service and the other interns and residents, creating a nurturing teaching atmosphere.
Because Gundersen does not offer an orthopedics residency, as a podiatric resident, you will have the unique opportunity to work alongside our team of Orthopedic specialists (Hand, Pediatrics, Trauma) and participate in orthopedic-related surgical cases (both elective and non-elective).
Call schedules and conference time
All residents share call duties during one-week intervals and may take call from the comfort of home. There is always a resident on call and a staff DPM on call.
In addition to your rotation schedule, you will attend podiatric and orthopedic conferences, including:
- Grand rounds (weekly)
- Orthopedic trauma conferences (monthly)
- Journal club conferences (monthly)
- CME symposium event featuring prominent, fellowship-trained speakers from across the country, including fellowship directors and speakers of all disciplines (yearly)
Call La Crosse Home
We have it all in La Crosse, Wis. Our vibrant city and region support your dream lifestyle with a welcoming community, culture and outdoor adventure.
Steps from our flagship medical center in La Crosse, our housing options allow you to enjoy the company of your family and the comradery of your colleagues.
Prioritizing Your Wellness
As you learn how to become the clinician you aspire to be, we’ll provide space to prioritize your mind and body wellness, and reach the work-life balance you need.