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Podiatry Residency Program

The Podiatric Medicine and Surgery residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot Accreditation (PMSE/RRA) at Lower Bucks Hospital is designed to help the podiatric medical school graduate become a well-rounded podiatric physician.

Lower Bucks Hospitals’ podiatric staff is dedicated to training residents in diagnosing and treating a wide range of foot and ankle pathologies in a competent, compassionate and ethical manner. The staff's goal is to provide exposure to didactic and practical learning opportunities in an interdisciplinary setting. The resident will have ample opportunity to develop these qualities through observation and hands-on training. Three resident positions are approved per post graduate year and all six positions are funded.

Our residents experience an intensive, well-rounded education, in a fully integrated teaching hospital setting. The program incorporates a wide range of medical and surgical sub-specialty rotations, providing real-world clinical experience.

Our Program

The podiatric surgical residency program creates an individualized experience with easy access to our experienced academic faculty. Didactic learning is emphasized, including a weekly lecture series, journal club, labs, and grand rounds

In addition, clinical training with a wide-ranging surgical caseload, a wound care center, office rotations, medicine and surgery rotations create an excellent learning opportunity. Our mission is to prepare residents as competent, compassionate practitioners in the field of Podiatric Medicine and surgery. They are prepared to successfully complete examination for board certification in foot and ankle surgery and podiatric medicine.

Our Hospital

Lower Bucks Hospital is a community teaching hospital located in Bristol, Bucks County. We have the opportunity to care for patients from all backgrounds including a large number of underserved patients in both the inpatient and office settings.

Many patients are attracted by the professional, modern, and caring atmosphere at Lower Bucks Hospital and its affiliated services and physician practices and are proud that their community hospital has such an excellent reputation in the Bucks County area and beyond.

Benefits include an annual stipend, health insurance, professional liability insurance, workman's compensation insurance, two-weeks’ vacation, paid membership in APMA, credit toward book purchases, post graduate conference allowances, free meals and free parking.

Clinical Rotations: Each resident rotates with wound care, orthopedics, internal medicine, and infectious disease for one month . First year residents rotate with general/vascular surgery, pathology, radiology, physical therapy, and behavior health services. They also have a pediatric rotation at St Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Second and third year residents have the opportunity to rotate with orthopedics and wound care, among others during their elective months.

How to Apply

Students from all schools of podiatric medicine may participate in externships as long as an affiliation agreement with the school can be established. Externs work closely with the residents, observing and learning the Foot & Ankle Residency Training Program protocols, attending academic meetings and workshops, and scrubbing for a multitude of surgical cases.

Interested applicants must apply through AACPM/CASPR and be on cycle to graduate from a Podiatric Medical school. Residents must pass Part 3 of the national boards prior to starting residency.