SVMC Podiatry Residency Program Begins Third Year

Podiatry18webFounded in 2013 by Dr. William Sarchino, DPM, SVMC’s Podiatry Residency Program recently admitted two new residents. Selected from a pool of 90 applicants representing podiatry schools from across the country, they join two second-year residents, and one third-year resident participating in the only podiatry residency program in the state of Vermont.

During the course of the three-year program, residents rotate through a number of disciplines including anesthesia, internal medicine, emergency medicine, infectious disease, hospital medicine, pathology, vascular surgery, neurology, rheumatology, radiology, orthopedic surgery, podiatric medicine and surgery, and dermatology. In addition, residents are involved in research projects, present posters at scientific conferences, give case presentations, and author research papers for publication.

Third-year resident Dr. Michael Banh notes, “The academic atmosphere of the program is ideal for learning. In the course of our residency we have a chance to learn all the disorders in a clinical setting as well as be exposed to a large number of surgical cases. At the end of the residency, we’ll be certified to handle all surgical care of the foot and its deformities.”

Regularly evaluated by the Council of Podiatric Medical Education, the residency program is the first residency program at SVMC.

“From the beginning, the hospital board and administration have been very supportive of the program,” says Dr. Sarchino. “It’s gratifying to be able to provide the needed learning experience to aspiring podiatrists and to do it in an environment that values and supports the teaching and learning that’s taking place.”