Welcome from Paul Cournoyer, D.P.M., Chief of Podiatry
Saint Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center is a 350 bed, tertiary care, community teaching hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. The hospital serves not only the greater Worcester area (approximately 235,000 population) but also Worcester County at large (population approximately 650,000), and referrals from out of state.
The Saint Vincent Hospital Podiatric Surgical Residency Program is a PM&S-36 accredited program by the CPME. The residents work closely with over 20 podiatric surgeons as well as foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons who typically offer over 30 cases per week. The residents operate at different surgical sites located within three miles of Saint Vincent Hospital including UMass Memorial Medical Center and Worcester Surgical Center. As a Level 1 Trauma Center UMass Memorial Medical Center leads to ample numbers in reconstructive and trauma cases. As a resident you begin operating right away and do not "double scrub" cases.
In addition to surgical exposure our residency program ensures residents receive appropriate levels of clinical preparedness. There are two clinic days spent with foot and ankle orthopedics at UMass Memorial and as a third year a one on one podiatry clinic for you and one Reliant Medical Group Attending.
Academics are greatly emphasized at this residency. There is a monthly journal club which covers a wide variety of topics. We have a monthly Anatomy Lab pending availability of cadaveric specimen as well as monthly surgical board review. The residents rotate through a wide range of rotations. First year residents rotate through Radiology, Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Vascular Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and Pathology. Second year residents rotate through Infectious Disease, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, and Physical Therapy.