Through the Grant Medical Center Foot & Ankle Surgery Residency Program we started a national collaboration with Podiatric training centers all over the United States for a lengthy data collection and research initiative. What started as an idea to compare with other surgical sub specialties on education, or didactics, revolving around journal clubs turned into a tireless team work effort to set a national benchmark for residency training academics.
For those not familiar with this topic the Journal Club is a long standing tradition of all residency training programs in which new, innovative, and historic peer reviewed journal articles are analyzed and presented to the group for discussion. This is the hallmark of evidence based medicine and practice and allows us as practitioners to achieve better outcomes based on research. We were able to assess what a standardized Journal Club means in the Foot and Ankle training environment and see just how valuable this one teaching tool can be and published this in the JFAS. Click the journal picture below for a link to the article.
Lindsey had a personal connection to plantar fasciitis and felt that heel pain was a difficult condition to treat, and education regarding diagnosis and treatment options was lacking to the majority of the medical community. We were tasked to author an article that would provide a broad spectrum of information and treatment options for plantar fasciitis. This article was published by the JAAPA and is now offered to PAs and PA students as an article to review and get continuing medical education credits which all providers must do throughout the year.
Lindsey took a fellowship here in Columbus for PA advanced training and we wish her well in the future. To see our article please click on the journal picture below for a link.