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Dean of Pre-Clinical Sciences Eileen Daly Chusid, Ph.D.   Associate Professor
 
   The Division of Pre-Clinical Sciences consists of eight full-time and ten adjunct faculty members, all holding academic or professional doctorates, or both.   The presentations of this faculty provide the foundations for the students entering the clinical years and graduates going on to post-graduate podiatric medical education, scholarly research and perhaps teaching.  The course offerings of Pre-Clinical Sciences are presented below.
 
First Year Courses
   The focus of the year’s Pre-Clinical Sciences offerings is on normal human biology as elucidated by courses in Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Histology, General Anatomy, Embryology, Immunology, Introduction to Genetics, Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics, Neurosciences, Physiology and Bacteriology. 
 
Second Year Courses
   Pre-Clinical Science courses include an in-depth study of Lower Extremity Anatomy.  Deviations from normal human biology are surveyed in Infectious Diseases, Pathology I and II, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, with attention to the clinical implications of the subject matter.
 
Courses:
DMETS1205--Biochemistry
DMETS1210--Introduction to Genetics
DMETS1213--Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics  
DMETS2204--Pharmacology          
DMETS1218--Physiology and Lab 
DMETS2225—Fundamentals of Pathophysiology
DMCRO1113--Bacteriology
DMCRO1103--Immunology 
DMCRO2105--Infectious Diseases
DMORP1306—Cell Biology and Histology and Lab
DMORP1317--General Anatomy and Lab
DMORP1313--Neuroscience
DMORP2317--Lower Extremity Anatomy and Lab     
DMORP23A4—Pathology I and Lab: General Pathology
DMORP23B4—Pathology II: Systemic Pathology
DMORP3300—Honors Clerkship in Dermatopathology

Dean of Clinical Education Robert A. Eckles, D.P.M. Assistant Professor
 
   The Division of Clinical Education provides for the full development of clinical knowledge and skills needed in the education for the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree.  Didactic classroom and laboratory learning, hospital rotations, clinical clerkships and externships expose students to every aspect of podiatric practice with real patients.  The Division encompasses the Departments of Podiatric Medicine, including sections of Radiology and Wound Care Clinic, Orthopedic/Pediatric Sciences, Surgery, and Community Health and Medicine. 

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

Chair: Thomas M. DeLauro, D.P.M. Professor and Chair
 
RADIOLOGY Randy Cohen, D.P.M.  Professor and Director
WOUND CARE CLINIC Sharon Barlizo, D.P.M. Assistant Professor and Director
 
Courses: 
DPMED2833—Physical Assessment and Lab                     
DPMED2822--Dermatology          
DPMED2841--Neurology           
DPMED2823—Clinical Skills  
DPMED3835—CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
DPMED2862—Podiatric Medicine I  
DPMED3805—Podiatric Medicine II           
DPMED3804--Internal Medicine                      
DPMED3859--Podiatric Medicine Clerkship
DPMED3851--Physical Diagnosis Clerkship  
DPMED3802--Emergency Medicine
DPMED4814--Emergency Medicine Clerkship    
DPMED4824--Internal Medicine Clerkship    
DPMED5804--Comprehensive Podiatric Hospital Rotation
DPMED3X02--Podiatric Radiology Clerkship 
DPMED3X22—Medical Imaging
DPMED4X01--Senior Radiology Clerkship

DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPEDICS AND PEDIATRICS

Chair: Loretta Logan, D.P.M., M.P.H. Associate Professor
 
Courses:
DOTHO2701--Biomechanics
DOTHO2725--Functional Orthopedics I
DOTHO3705--Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
DOTHO3703--Functional Orthopedics II
DOTHO3753--Orthopedics Clerkship  
DOTHO3714--Functional Orthopedics III  
DOTHO3715—Sports Medicine  
DOTHO3751--Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Clerkship
DPEDS2501--Podopediatrics I 
DPEDS3515--Podopediatrics II
DPEDS3553—Podopediatrics Clerkship

DEPARTMENT OF SURGICAL SCIENCES

Chair: Kevin T. Jules, D.P.M. Professor
 
   The Department of Surgical Sciences is responsible for teaching didactic knowledge of a surgical nature.  Department members also provide surgical care for the patients of the Foot Center of New York, affiliated hospitals, with the responsibility for clinical surgical education of the students, residents and post-doctoral fellows who rotate through the Department.  In addition, faculty members of the Department participate in college-sponsored Continuing Medical Education Seminars and conducting research of a surgical nature.  The mission of the Department is to produce an entry level Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, who has attained a firm understanding of the surgical procedures utilized to treat deformities and afflictions of the foot and ankle.  The graduating Doctor of Podiatric Medicine will have attained competency in Operating Room (OR) protocol and sterile technique and be prepared for a post-graduate training program.
 
Courses:
DSURG3922--Introduction to General Surgery                 
DSURG2912--Anesthesiology          
DSURG2932—Podiatric Surgery of the Foot and Ankle I
DSURG3903-Podiatric Surgery of Foot and Ankle II
DSURG3957--Podiatric Surgery Clerkship 
DSURG3915--Traumatology                        
DSURG4914--General Surgery Clinical Clerkship           
DSURG4938—Senior Surgery of the Foot and Ankle

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AND MEDICINE

Chair: Anthony Iorio, D.P.M., M.P.H. Associate Professor
 
   Community Health and Medicine addresses itself to the resolution of many of the most pressing health and medical needs requiring a complex interaction of a variety of health and social welfare activities that are present in the community. The courses are directed toward the development of the student's understanding of the role of the practitioner-podiatrist in this interaction which provides the basis for general prevention of the diseases to improve the quality of life in the community.  Attention is given to ethical considerations relative to the podiatrist’s dealings with patients, their families, other professionals and various agencies.
 
Courses:
DCHMD2602—Research Methodology and Epidemiology
DCHMD2615— Medical Ethics and the Art of Doctoring
DCHMD3621—Topics in Health Care Delivery and Community Medicine
DCHMD3601--Geriatrics

DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH

Director: Institutional ResearchEileen Daly Chusid, Ph.D. Associate Professor
 
   The Office of Research coordinates all of the research programs within the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. This includes soliciting grant funding from government and industry sources in order to provide research opportunities to students and faculty and provide patients with access to state of the art treatment modalities.
   
   The department encourages projects that not only serve to increase knowledge in the general field of medicine, but specifically in the pedal-related areas of diabetes, peripheral vascular diseases, biomechanical disorders, genetic diseases, and tumors. To this end, the faculty in the Research Department assists faculty in the preparation of grant applications and provides education in the protection of study volunteers in research. 
   
   During the freshman year, the staff co-presents an interdisciplinary course in research methodology and epidemiology, in which the students, aided by clinical and pre-clinical advisors, are taught the skills required to create and write a research proposal as well as an introduction to the concepts of Good Clinical Practices and the ethical issues surrounding studies involving human volunteers. Students are encouraged to participate in research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
The College, under the auspices of the Research Department has an Institutional Review Board that ensures compliance with all of the regulations and guidelines of the United States Food and Drug Administration. The Institutional Review Board reviews clinical research studies to insure that the rights and safety of all study volunteers are adequately protected.
 
   The Committee on Scientific Integrity investigates any complaints of alleged misconduct in research, and recommends actions if it is determined that misconduct has occurred.
 
Course:
DCHMD2602—Research Methodology and Epidemiology