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The Podiatry Residency Program welcomed its first resident in 1989. From inception, 100% of the residents have successfully graduated from the program and successfully passed board-qualifying exams.

The Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) has approved the program as a PMSR-36 with added Reconstructive Rearfoot / Ankle Surgery credential.

For the first two years of the three-year program, much of the training is hospital based. While the emphasis is surgery, currently the first year resident rotates through:

  • Anesthesia
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Orthopedics
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Rehab/PT
  • Wound Care

Second year training includes:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Rheumotology
  • Vascular
  • Wound Care

Third year training includes more of the above with the addition of:

  • Behavioral Medicine
  • General Surgery

Residents spend time in private podiatry practices where patient care management and office management experience is obtained. The residents are exposed to many podiatric and non-podiatric teaching faculties to draw on a wide variety of clinical and surgical experiences.

General Information:

The Podiatric Medicine Residency along with Family Medicine Residency are the only residency programs at East Jefferson General Hospital and are non-competing.

The EJGH Emergency Department is one of the busiest in Louisiana.

One resident position for each post-graduate year.

Pay Scale:

  • PGY-I $48,500
  • PGY-II $49,500
  • PGY-III $52,000

In-House On Call:

Rotating in-house call schedule

Paid Time Off:

  • 3 weeks annually for PGY-I
  • 4 weeks annually for PGY-II and PGY-III
  • Residents follow holiday schedule of EJGH team members
  • 5 days sick leave per year – accumulates for period of residency program

Other Benefits:

  • Reimbursement is provided for educational classes (BLS and ACLS), and exams
  • CME funds available in years two and three
  • Residents are given privileged parking in the physician parking lot – first floor for easy access
  • Meal tickets are provided as well as free daily lunches in the physician’s lounge
  • 2 Monogrammed lab coats are provided
  • Health and Dental Insurance available; hospital pays major portion, resident pays minor portion, Dependant coverage also available
Download this file (podiatrysamplerotationschedule.pdf)Sample Rotation Schedule29 Kb

Contact Information

Podiatric Residency Program
4200 Houma Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70006

Dr. Darek Guichard
Program Director
Phone: (504) 835-1849

Renee Hooter
Program Coordinator
Phone: (504) 503-4431


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