UPMC Podiatry Residency Program

The UPMC Podiatry Residency Program is a 36-month program that incorporates clinical and academic experiences with the goal of producing well-rounded podiatric physicians and surgeons. Our program is guided by the philosophy that the foot or lower extremity must be treated with the patient’s total being in mind.

The UPMC Podiatry Residency Program is designed to:

  • Provide supervised, advanced clinical experience in the recognition and management of pedal conditions and secondary prevention of chronic disease
  • Emphasize the relationship between basic science and clinical practice by studying the complete physical patient record before, during, and after podiatric treatment
  • Familiarize the podiatrist with hospital policies, procedures, and operations
  • Measurably increase the diagnostic, therapeutic, and patient management skills of graduate podiatrists in the hospital and ambulatory care settings with emphasis on the surgical care of the lower extremity
  • Provide increased professional credentialing and act as a basis for the graduate podiatrists’ further professional credentialing
  • Reinforce personal characteristics and approaches to care of the resident trainees in areas such as self-directed learning, self-critical attitudes, and approaching clinical science with a genuine spirit of inquiry
  • Acquire, retain, and develop clinical staff who are properly credentialed and competent in patient care and resident instruction
  • Maintain and refine a clinical learning program that includes structured and unstructured experiences in the podiatric medical, surgical, and orthopaedic care of emergency, acute, or chronic health problems of adults and children
  • Conduct a well-managed program of selection, training, and evaluation of residents through development and attainment of program objectives, periodic program evaluation, and maintenance of good working relationships among the health care professionals who provide direct or indirect resident instructions that attain or surpass criteria set by the program’s accrediting agencies

How to Apply

The UPMC Podiatry Residency Program participates in the Central Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (CASPR)/Centralized Residency Interview Program (CRIP). In 2013, our program achieved second place in the CRIP outstanding interviews. The program received highest praise in 2011 and first place in 2009.

Interested applicants must apply through CASPR and submit the following information:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • NBPME Part I scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Podiatry school transcripts
  • Applicants also must demonstrate a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)

Please refer to the CASPR/CRIP schedule for application deadlines. The $40 application fee should be submitted directly to the UPMC Podiatry Residency Program.

The UPMC Podiatry Residency Program is only able to admit US Citizens into its program. The UPMC Podiatry Residency Program is affiliated with the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, which requires that all trainees be US Citizens, as permitted by 8 USC 1324b(a)(2)(C).

View the VA Policy​.

Contact Us

For more information regarding the UPMC Podiatry Residency Program, contact:

Debra A. Bodner
Senior Department Manager
E-mail: bodnerda@upmc.edu

Office of Medical Education and Research/Podiatry Residency Program
UPMC Mercy
1400 Locust St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-232-5515
Fax: 412-232-5529

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