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Podiatric Student Externships

This externship takes place within the Department of Orthopaedics at The Ohio State University Medical Center and The Ohio State University Hospitals East, in Columbus, Ohio. The Department of Orthopaedics sponsors a three-year rotating residency program in Podiatric Surgery, as well as a 5-year residency program in Orthopaedics.

Fourth year medical students currently enrolled in any college of podiatric medicine are invited to apply for the externship.

We believe the externship month at Ohio State should be an educational experience, giving each student exposure to all aspects of podiatric residency training. The responsibility of the extern is to assist the surgical residents with whatever is needed. This includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Taking preoperative podiatric histories and physicals
  • Scrubbing and assisting surgical cases
  • Writing preoperative and postoperative notes
  • Rounding on patients
  • Attending lectures and conferences
  • All of the above is under the supervision of the program director, Dr. Alan Block. Externs will also work under the direction of both the senior and junior residents.

Externs do not need to bring anything with them except a willingness to learn. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide housing for externs. Information about off campus housing is available online at www.osuoffcampus.com. If you require additional assistance, please contact the residency coordinator.

Application Procedure
Please obtain a Uniform Externship Application from your school and mail it along with a CV, transcripts and scores to the address below. Selections will be made on a space available basis.

Information about OSU Podiatric Student Externships on OSU Orthopaedics Web Site
All of our residency information materials are available online on this web site; no printed material is available for mailing. Please use the menu items on the left side of this page to access available documents. For more information, please contact one of the following members of the Podiatric Residency Program.

Erik Monson, DPM
Director, Podiatric Residency Program

Julia Panzo
Education Program Manager
Department of Orthopaedics
725 Prior Hall
376 W 10th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-293-7945
FAX: 614-293-3596
Email: Julia.Panzo@osumc.edu