Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions about the residency programs.
Texas Podiatrists have full ankle and foot privileges under current state law.
At this time, there is no opportunity for an externship. The programs are spread over a wide area, therefore, it is impossible to obtain credentialing for students. This obstacle does not allow for students to actively participate in the operating room or hospital settings. Selection of residents is based solely on interviews. Visitation of the program is not required.
The biggest strengths of the programs are:
1. High diverse surgical volume
2. Diversity of facilities
3. Enhanced post-residency placement opportunities
4. International, national and local distinguished lecturers and faculty
5. Diversity of faculty
6. Private on-site dissection lab
First Year Resident: $37,500
Second Year Resident: $39,500
Third Year Resident: $41,500
Both programs are spread over the entire Houston area and surrounding municipalities. To permit exposure to these facilities, driving distances is often required. This diversity requires a reliably functional vehicle.
Some of the programs weaknesses include:
1. Size requires self motivated residents
2. Programs coverage spread over wide area
Differences Between Programs
Although they are two, separate and distinct programs, the educational experience is similar. Both programs share the academic and rotational schedules. The only difference is related to geographic location. This results in some faculty that are specific to each program.
Benefits of the Houston Area
Here are a few of many:
1. Largest medical center in the world
2. Access to gulf coast beaches
3. Museums and entertainment
4. Major league sports
5. Active nightlife