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Elective Rotations

Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine

Abbreviation/Number
Course Name

PMED  1705

Podiatric Office

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This Podiatric Office rotation is a four week training experience at the office of an affiliated preceptor during the third year. The overall goal of the experience is for the student to further develop the ability to perform a thorough podiatric history and physical, order and interpret common lab tests, and formulate a reasonable differential diagnosis and treatment plan for common podiatric pathologies. In addition, students will develop an enhanced understanding of practice management and professionalism through observation in a private practice setting.

Credits: 4

PMED  1707

Vascular Medicine

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The Vascular Medicine rotation is a two week training experience with an interventional cardiologist. The overall goal of the experience is for the student to develop fundamental skills in evaluating vascular disease and to understand the interventional techniques employed to improve blood flow. Students will gain experience in non-invasive vascular evaluation and observe interventional approaches to the assessment and the augmentation of peripheral blood flow.

Credits: 2

PMED  1708

Pedorthics, Bracing & Prosthetics

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The Pedorthics, Bracing and Prosthetics rotation is a two week training experience at an outpatient orthotics and prosthetics clinic. The overall goal of the experience is for the student to develop fundamental skills in evaluating and managing patients with common orthotic and prosthetic needs. In addition, students will participate in the assessment and fitting of the patient for the appropriate medical devices needed to improve function.

Credits: 2

PMED  1712

Physical Therapy

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The goal of the Physical Therapy rotation is to expose the podiatric student to the rehabilitation of lower extremity injuries and disease, including evaluation and therapeutic management with an emphasis on regaining appropriate lower extremity function.

Credits: 2

PMED  1713

Wound Care

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The Wound Care rotation is a four week training experience. The overall goal is for the student to develop fundamental skills in the evaluation and management of patients presenting with ulcerations. Students will have an opportunity to treat wounds in a variety of somatic locations resulting from various etiologies including diabetes, pressure, arterial disease, and venous disease. Students will enhance their ability to distinguish among various types of ulcers, select and apply wound dressings and topical agents, and employ various techniques of debridement.

Credits: 4

PMED  1716

Orthotic Fabrication

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The Orthotic Fabrication rotation is a two week training experience at a prescription foot orthotic laboratory. The overall goal of the experience is for the student to develop fundamental skills with orthosis design, construction and materials. In addition, students will gain an in-depth insight into the indications, construction and use of all types of foot orthoses.

Credits: 2

PMED  1733

Clerkship

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The rotation consists of a 4-week training experience. The overall goal of the experience is for the student to improve the skills of evaluation and management of patients with podiatric medical, biomechanical, and surgical disorders. In addition, students will enhance skills in documentation, history taking, interpretation of diagnostic tests and physical examination techniques.

Credits: 4

PMED 1735

Research

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This rotation is a four week experience designed to foster the student's knowledge in clinical research. Students may choose between three separate clinical research experiences.

Credits: 4

PMED  1740

International

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The International rotation is a two week training experience that may include both inpatient and outpatient settings and often takes place as a medical mission to underdeveloped nations. The overall goal of the experience is for the student to expand his or her awareness of public health needs and improve cultural competence while learning to provide medical care without all of the technological capacities typically available in the United States. Requires the approval of the University President, CHS Dean, and AZPod Associate Dean and Director.

Credits: 2

PMED 1808

Optional Rotation

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Students are provided one month off during the fourth year to visit residency programs or take vacation. Students are given the option of scheduling an additional month of clerkship during this time. In selected cases, when remediation becomes necessary, this time may be used to complete the remediation process.

Credits: 4