Resident Research

Research is an integral part of this residency program. The goal of performing a research project during residency is to engage residents in critical thinking and clinical research practices.

Research projects may explore a variety of podiatry related topics in the form of a detailed literature review, case study, retrospective study, or a prospective study.

Residents are urged to use the most comprehensive research design possible in order to gain the widest research experience and maximize the quality of their research project within realistic budget and time constraints.

Presentation of projects at national research meetings and publication within peer reviewed journals is encouraged to further enhance the resident's experience and career advancement, but are not required for graduation.

Research Activities

Our major research activities include, but are not limited to:

1. Seminars required for graduation:

  • Ethics
  • Practice Based Learning and Improvement
  • Research and Statistics
  • Population Based Medicine

2. Annual research symposium

3. Mandatory oral presentations by PGY III

4. Poster presentations (optional for PGY I-II)

Current and Past Resident Research

Our residents are currently researching or have researched the following topics:

  • Conservative Treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Hammertoe Implants, Specifically the ProToe Implant and Patient Satisfaction
  • Efficacy of HyProCure Implant in Patients with Recurrent Talotarsal Dislocation
  • Efficacy of AFOs in Pediatric Patients with Cerebral Palsy
  • Retrospective Analysis of Disease-modifying Therapy, Metanx, for Diabetic Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Cadaver Study of Medial Neurovascular Structures Following Percutaneous Calcaneal Displacement Osteotomies
  • Efficacy of OPCRx vs. Placebo on Diabetic Neuropathic Patients
  • Screening tool for patients who would be probe to VISA/VRSA
  • The Mini Tightrope as a Stand Alone Procedure for Hallux Varus Deformity