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About the Podiatry Residency Program at UPMC Mercy

The UPMC Podiatry Residency Program, affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, is a three-year program offering residents access to some of the country's top medical institutions.

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency

Residents spend three years in a comprehensive training program with the goal of producing a well-rounded physician and surgeon. Residents rotate through all aspects of medicine and receive the most up-to-date surgical training. Upon completion of the Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency (PMSR) program, residents will have a broad base of medical knowledge and be comfortable and competent in the medical and surgical treatment of all foot and ankle disorders.

Training & Related Experiences

Residents will train at:

Resident Requirements

Residents must obtain ACLS and CPR certifications, as well as state licensure. Residents also must complete a research proposal and participate in Grand Rounds and Journal Club.

UPMC ME Benefits and Stipends


The UPMC Podiatry Residency Program accepts third- and fourth-year podiatry students for a one-month clerkship. Interested students must submit the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) Uniform Podiatric Clerkship Application along with the following information:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • NBPME Part I Scores
  • Podiatry school transcripts
  • Pennsylvania State Criminal Background Check for Employment/Act 34
  • Pennsylvania State Child Abuse Clearance/Act 33
  • FBI Fingerprinting Clearance/Act 73
  • Photograph
  • A car is required for travel between work locations.