There are nearly 14,000 practicing doctors of podiatric medicine in the United States. The skills of these physicians are in increasing demand, because foot disorders are among the most widespread and neglected health problems affecting people in this country. The neglect may stem from a curious misconception on the part of many people that their feet are supposed to hurt. That’s not the case, and it is estimated that more than 75 percent of Americans will experience foot problems of varying degrees of seriousness at one time in their lives.
Podiatric physicians are licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to treat the foot and its related or governing structures by medical, surgical, or other means. In addition to private practices, they serve on the staffs of hospitals and long-term care facilities, on the faculties of schools of medicine and nursing, as commissioned officers in the Armed Forces and US Public Health Service, in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and in municipal health departments. Many podiatrists today are also accepting invitations to join group medical practices.
Saint Barnabas Medical Center sponsors a three-year comprehensive Podiatric Surgery Residency Program, approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. The program currently accepts two residents and is open to all students. Completion of the Medical Center's Podiatric externship is not mandatory for consideration. We highly encourage all interested students to visit and tour the Medical Center prior to application.
The Council on Podiatric Medical Education Fully Accredited through 2013.
Key Program Personnel
Jonathan Haber, DPM: Program Director
Maria Austin: Program Coordinator
Anna Gritschke: Externship Coordinator
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