Rotation Schedule and Conferences

Our fellows rotate on a monthly basis to several different areas of related medical specialties including clinical, inpatient consultations, and research areas. Below is a sample schedule, which will demonstrate our clinical and research focus. In addition to our fellow’s clinical assignments, they also participate in the Podiatry Education, Vascular Teaching and MEND conferences, as well as the conferences held by the departments they are assigned to throughout their rotation.

We have a fellows clinic with a variety of patient types. In your first year podiatry rotations you will have a daily morning fellow’s clinic of three patients. During your second year, this changes to five patients. These patients will come primarily from new visits and revisits from our in-patient consult service. When assigned to podiatry you will spend your mornings in clinic and afternoons at the hospital. You will also have time for surgical cases. Our fast paced environment allows us to have approximately 11,500 patient encounters, 650 inpatient consults, and 225 surgeries per year (these numbers continue to grow).

Fellowship Rotation Schedule

U-M Podiatry Fellowship Rotation Schedule

Monthly Podiatry Education Series and Journal Club

This monthly education series covers topics of interest in both podiatry and wound care. Speakers include podiatry faculty, fellowship trainees, other University of Michigan faculty/professionals and industry guest speakers. Past topics have included:

  • Diabetic Foot Ulcer Off-loading: The Gap Between Evidence and Practice
  • Low-frequency ultrasound therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Wounds
  • Influence of Metal Salts, Surfactants, and Wound Care Products on Enzymatic Activity of Collagenase, the Wound Debriding Enzyme
  • Wound Healing using Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane Allograft
  • Qoustic Wound Therapy System
  • The Role of PHMB in Addressing Wound Biofilm
  • Cognitive Dysfunction:  Part and Parcel of the Diabetic Foot
  • Epidermal Skin Grafting for Wounds
  • Offloading of the Diabetic Foot
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease and Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • The Role of the Lymphedema Therapist in the Presence of Wounds
  • Bacteria and Infected Leg Ulcers
  • Fish Skin Versus Porcine Small-Intestine Submucosa
  • Angiosome Theory – Targeted Revascularization in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Treatment Failure, Amputations and Foot Osteomyelitis
  • Calciphylaxis:  Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Collaborative Treatment
  • Patient Adaptation:  Diabetic Neuropathy and Foot Ulceration
  • Wound Management: Tissue Oxygenation and Vascular Function and the Impact of Near Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy (this results in an educational grant for our fellow)
  • Wounds and Infectious Disease
  • Vascular Management of Venous Leg Ulcers
  • Joint Mobility
  • Nail Coding
  • Amniotic Membrane use: A Review of the Facts and What We Still Need to Learn
  • Diabetic Fungal Osteomyelitis – Past and Present
  • Understanding Lymphedema:  Anatomy, Pathophysiology & Treatments
  • Driving and Diabetes:  The Provider Role
  • MAPS

Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes Weekly Clinical/Research Conferences 

Click here for the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes weekly clinical and research conferences. All podiatry fellows must attend and present annually.  

Vascular Teaching Conference

Other Educational Conference Opportunities