To acquire the theoretical knowledge and develop the clinical and surgical skills necessary to work autonomously in the subspecialty of foot and ankle pathology, along with training in ethics, research and management.
- To acquire a high level of knowledge in foot and ankle pathology grounded in evidence-based medicine and clinical practice.
- To incorporate into professional practice correct praxis with regards to foot and ankle pathology and surgery.
- To learn how to apply the subspecialty of foot and ankle pathology as part of a multidisciplinary and coordinated team and with expert professionals, in a climate of mutual respect and cooperation that promotes the exchange of knowledge, creativity and innovation.
- To foster a good doctor-patient relationship based on respect and individual attention for the patient and his or her support system: to be a good professional, accessible, friendly, available and at the cutting-edge of the subspecialty.
- To learn the basic principles of bioethics and how they apply to professional practice.
- To base the diagnostic approach on the patient’s medical records and physical exploration.
- To gain detailed knowledge and hands-on experience with the diagnostic and therapeutic tools intrinsic to foot and ankle pathology.
- To gain a mastery of all surgical techniques necessary to resolve all foot and ankle conditions.
- To gain training in the clinical management of a foot and ankle unit: waiting lists, first and subsequent visits, surgical planning, delays, complaints, etc.
- To learn how to manage multi-professional foot and ankle units made up of traumatologists, nurses, podiatrists, endocrinologists, geriatrics specialists, anaesthesiologists, internal and infectious medicine specialists and social workers.
- To develop, encourage and foster a commitment to the dissemination of knowledge, teaching and continuing education.
- To develop a clinical research method.