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Podiatric Surgery in the UK

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Thefootguy, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Thefootguy

    Thefootguy Welcome New Poster


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    Hi,

    This is my first post so I hope this is in the right place. I have enjoyed reading the various threads throughout this great website.

    I have just graduated with a first class honours degree in podiatry and I am considering enrolling in the Theory of Podiatric Surgery MSc at Huddersfield University. I have been working in a private practice over the summer dealing primarily with routine care and biomechanics, and I have also observed some foot and ankle surgeries in a hospital setting. I am fairly certain that this is the line of work I want to go into.

    My question is, are there any residency programs out there when the MSc is finished/after I gain more experience? I realise that it will not be easy in any sense to get on a residency program but I am willing to work very hard. The reason I ask is because I have searched all over the internet for any sort of information on a residency program in Podiatric Surgery in the UK but I have been unable to find any. The only article I came across was an old one on this website where there was a voluntary residency position available, but that was years ago.

    I would appreciate any information any you may have, and any experiences of others who have gone into this line of work/have completed the Theory of Podiatric Surgery MSc.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. davidh

    davidh Podiatry Arena Veteran

    Hi,

    I'm amazed that some newly-qualified Pods still find they have no clear training pathway in the UK.
    I'm not a Pod Surgeon so can't advise you about Pod Surgery residencies.
    I can advise you on your career though.

    To begin with, good for you on obtaining a First, and welcome to the profession and to the forum.

    I think you are wise to consider the Theory of Pod Surgery MSc. It will give you a good breadth of knowledge of the subject, and open a few doors too.
    Assuming you are a member of a professional body - have you asked them about your next move? The SCP has a faculty of Pod Surgery and they should be able to give you some answers. The BCPA may or may not, the Institute probably not.
     
  3. Thefootguy

    Thefootguy Welcome New Poster

    Hi Davidh,

    Thank you for the info, I will contact them and see what information i can get from them.
    I appreciate the response.
     
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