Upon successful completion of four years of graduate professional education, podiatric medical graduates participate in post-graduate education and training opportunities: Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program.
Post-graduate training provides an orderly progression from student doctor to competent, independent clinician.
The Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) approves residency programs in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with or without the added credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery (PMSR and PMSR/RRA). (Source: http://www.aacpm.org/residencies/)
- Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency (PMSR) – A PMSR resident is trained in the breadth of podiatric healthcare. Completion of the residency leads to the following certification pathways — the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) and foot surgery of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS).
- Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with a credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery (PMSR/RRA). In addition to the standard Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency, the added credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery (PMSR/RRA) is available with some residencies. These residencies can provide a sufficient volume and diversity in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle procedures and are approved to grant an added credential in RRA. Completion of a Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with the added credential leads to the RRA certification pathway of ABFAS.
Graduates from KSUCPM match with residency programs across the country.
For a full list of approved residency programs across the country, please visit CPME Residency Programs.
Keep in mind that there is no guarantee that graduating podiatric medical students will secure a residency. In addition, international students/graduates should discuss their goals with the Office of Academic Support and Institutional Research early on in their academic careers to gain important information about how the residency process may differ for those without US citizenship.