Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the residency program?
How many residency positions are available?
There are four positions per training year.
What are some of the residency program's training methodologies?
Along with clinical and surgical experience, formal lectures by the professional staff are integrated into the residents' training, as well as regularly scheduled workshops, discussions and X-ray reviews. Residents review recent publications in a journal club/book club. In addition, second-year residents are involved in teaching first-year residents and other students, which serves to reinforce residents' teaching skills as well as their own knowledge.
What is emphasized in the curriculum for podiatric surgery?
The podiatric surgery rotations provide diverse operative cases, techniques and procedures, and include direct participation of residents as surgeons or primary residents on an appropriate number of cases. Residents demonstrate a progressive development of knowledge and skills in surgical areas including soft tissue, digital, lesser metatarsal, first metatarsal, rearfoot and ankle surgeries.
What are residents' call responsibilities?
Residents are on call 24 hours a day during their first-year podiatric surgery rotations, on backup call during their second-year podiatric surgery rotations, and on call for foot and ankle trauma during their third year.
If I would like more information about the Crozer-Keystone Podiatric Residency Program, whom should I contact?
Dr. William M. Urbas, Podiatric Residency Program Director
Anna Kempf, Podiatric Residency Program Coordinator
Attn: Podiatric Residency
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA 19013