The primary goal of our residency program is to prepare our residents to become the foot and ankle surgeons of the future. Residents will receive the most innovative and progressive curriculum innovations that will help them acquire the knowledge, skills, and behavioral attributes necessary for success in private practice. They will learn to become compassionate and professional caregivers in all potential health care settings including the acute care hospital, the ambulatory setting. Our physicians will be trained both as Podiatric Surgeons and academic leaders. They will be required to use scientific thought and will receive training in both clinical and outcomes research. They will learn about the efficient and appropriate use of medical resources, a key to the future of medicine and surgery in the new millennium. Our graduates will have the skills necessary to pursue careers in any area of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.

Our program will emphasize not only the scientific aspects of surgical practice, but also the practical ones. Residents will gain those specific skills necessary for effective and caring patient interactions. They will learn the meaning and value of teamwork in the health care setting, and will specifically be incorporated into patient care teams along with other medical and non-medical professionals. Residents will be nurtured to bring out their best attributes and will be mentored toward helping them fulfill their maximum potential. They will have the opportunity to expand their commitment towards professional growth, scholarship, lifelong learning, and self-reflection and improvement. They will have the opportunity to practice in widely varied settings and amongst a wide diversity of patient populations, preparing them to specifically meet today's cultural challenges. Extensive training alongside many Orthopedic Subspecialties set our program apart. It is a unique opportunity to train at a level not seen in most Podiatric Surgical Programs.

All of our faculties are physicians and surgeons committed to excellence in patient care and teaching. Every medical subspecialty is represented and residents will have ample opportunity for one on one interaction. We are truly proud of the program at JFKMC and we are proud to have rotations associated with the University of Miami Internal Medicine Residency and General Surgical Residency, and we look forward to our future with enthusiasm and excitement.