Heritage Valley Beaver is a 361-bed acute care hospital located in Beaver, Pennsylvania, and 19 miles north of the Pittsburgh International Airport and 35 miles north of downtown Pittsburgh. It is part of Heritage Valley Health System, which provides care and promotes health and wellness for residents in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia.
Heritage Valley Beaver has an excellent medical staff of more than 450 physicians dedicated to providing patient care with an emphasis on individual dignity and respect. Heritage Valley Health System will be a leader among community health systems nationally. We will provide exceptional health services across a seamless delivery system, built upon collaborative relationships connecting physicians, employees and the community. We will address both prevention and treatment of disease throughout the continuum of life.
Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its two hospitals, Heritage Valley Sewickley and Heritage Valley Beaver; in 72 physician offices; and 14 community satellite facilities.
Heritage Valley Beaver Podiatric Residency Program is a three-year PM&S-36 residency program. It is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.
Each year, two residents are accepted into the first year via CASPR/CRIP. For more information on the types of podiatry residency programs available and the selection process, see http://www.aacpm.org and click on Residencies.
The Pennsylvania licensing exam must be taken before a resident can begin residency training. For licensing information, see http://www.aacpm.org/residencies/rp_state.asp.
During the first year, residents rotate through the offices of the nine podiatry attendings, and assist with outpatient surgical procedures in the office and at area hospitals.
The second and third year residents are trained in performing more complex podiatric surgical procedures in inpatient and outpatient arenas of several hospitals and podiatric offices. Hours vary based on each rotation. The program director and his assistant are available to discuss problems in patient care management.
Upon completion of the first year, residents are eligible to take board exams in primary podiatric medicine. After the second year, residents can take board exams in foot and ankle surgery.