For more information about our program, please contact Gina Jecminek, program coordinator, at (303) 869-2278.
How to apply
Welcome from our Program Director
This is an exciting and integral time as you launch into the next phase of your podiatric career.
We know that to become an outstanding podiatrist, your residency program must provide you with a wide array of experiences, expert resources and a personalized investment in your success.
The Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center Podiatry Residency Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.
We believe that experiential learning requires exposure to a variety of patients and clinical situations. The Highlands Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center Residency draws patients from all over the region, many of whom seek sub-specialty care for unusual or complex issues.
Our program includes a fully comprehensive and intensive rotation schedule, including covering twelve hospitals and thirteen surgical centers across the metro Denver area. Our residents experience a variety of training opportunities including a high number of forefoot, rearfoot and ankle caseloads.
Our program is nationally recognized for and focuses on research, in order to provide you with unique and highly optimized learning.
Get to Know the Team
Brett Sachs, DPM Program Director
Curriculum & Rotation Schedule
Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.
Journal Club is one of our most important academic activities. It is an interactive experience where we review an entire journal each week in an organized manner, with two or more attendings. The group then discusses the relevance and quality of the article, resulting in many debates and discussions.
Podiatric Lecture Series
This weekly lecture series involves students, residents and attending physicians. It allows residents to focus on advancing knowledge in areas that will aid them in maximizing their career.
This conference allows the residents to present a variety of cases. One of the benefits of utilizing this setting is that difficult and unusual cases can be debated and solutions identified. We also encourage case presentations and input from the community to round out and strengthen the experience.
Institute for Limb Preservation Grand Rounds
This is a weekly conference conducted at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center. It is organized and managed by a world-class group of orthopedic surgeons. This conference involves orthopedics, plastics, radiology, pathology, vascular and rehabilitation professions to review difficult cases.
One of the most exciting programs in our academic series is the Attending Conference. Quarterly, a select group of surgical attendings in the residency program are asked to convene as a panel and discuss a specific foot and ankle topic.
Specific questions posed include: individual work-up of patients, diagnostic modalities utilized, conservative and surgical interventions, post-operative courses and billing/practice management. This has become an invaluable learning experience for both the residents and students at our program.