Podiatric Residency Program Preparing physicians to provide palliative and surgical care for illnesses relating to the foot and ankle.

The Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program prepares physicians to provide palliative and surgical care for illnesses relating to the foot and ankle.

Based in a community hospital, the program provides training in a variety of inpatient and outpatient areas. Not only do residents care for patients in the hospital setting, they also have the advantage of working at local surgery centers and Podiatrists’ offices.

Podiatric Residency Program
4200 Houma Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70006

Dr. Darek Guichard, Program Director

Renee Hooter, Program Coordinator

About the Program

  • 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 credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot / Ankle Surgery.

    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 & Surgery 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.

  • 1 Pay Scale: Show More

    • PGY-I $48,500
    • PGY-II $49,500
    • PGY-III $52,000
  • 2 In-House On Call: Show More

    Rotating in-house call schedule

  • 3 Paid Time Off: Show More

    • 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
  • 4 Other Benefits: Show More

    • Reimbursement is provided for educational classes (BLS and ACLS), and exams
    • CME funds available
    • 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
    Sample Rotation Schedule

Program Requirements

We appreciate your interest in the Podiatric Residency Program at East Jefferson General Hospital. In order to be considered for this program, the following requirements must be fulfilled.

  • Must be a graduate in good standing of a college of Podiatric Medicine approved by the Council of Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
  • Must apply through CASPR only.
  • Must have passed Boards I, II, & III. No minimum passing scores are required at this time. Must obtain a full, unrestricted Louisiana Medical license (the fee will be paid by the hospital).
  • Must provide at least three (3) professional letters of recommendation.

We also accept one 4th year student per month for a one-month clerkship.

Candidates meeting these requirements will be considered for an interview and will be contacted by phone by the Residency Coordinator through CASPR.