Thank you for your interest in the Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with the added credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery (PMSR/RRA), a part of Cleveland Clinic's Orthopaedic Program, ranked among the top three nationally by U.S. News & World Report (the top rankings in Ohio). Our goal is to help you become all you want to be. We train our physicians to be skilled board-certified podiatrists, while preparing them to meet the challenges of podiatric medicine and surgery in the next decades.
Cleveland Clinic, in conjunction with Surgical Hospital of Oklahoma, offers a fully accredited three-year residency training program. At Cleveland Clinic, you will receive broad clinical experience in all aspects of podiatry to prepare you for your choice of a community-based or academic career. You’ll have access to advanced foot and ankle surgical procedures and techniques, as well as a vast array of research opportunities to further prepare you for clinical care or an academic career.
Our diverse and extensive academic program allows residents to gain the most up-to-date information on all aspects of medical management pertaining to the practice of podiatry. We welcome the opportunity to show you how well we can help you shape your education – and your future.
One month externships are available. Please visit the AACPM website for specific requirements and/or contact your graduate placement office.
About Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Fellowship
Graduates of accredited colleges of podiatric medicine are eligible to apply for podiatric residency programs approved by CPME through CASPR. See the CASPR website for specific requirements.
Podiatric Training Programs
3 year PMSR/RRA
- 1st year at Cleveland Clinic under direction of Pat Mckee, DPM
- 2nd and 3rd year at Surgical Hospital of Oklahoma under direction of William Smith, Sr. DPM
First Year Rotations
Clinical rotations involve a diverse, multispecialty faculty group.
- Internal Medicine - hospital
- Infectious Diseases Bone and Joint Service - hospital
- Rheumatology – outpatient and hospital
- Vascular Medicine, Lower Extremity Ulcer Center - outpatient
- Endocrinology - outpatient
- Emergency Medicine - outpatient
- Psychiatry - hospital
- Podiatric Medicine and Surgery – outpatient and hospital
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Weekly podiatric didactic activities are structured to foster learning and independent thinking. They include Grand Rounds, journal club, labs and case reviews. Extensive medical (non-podiatric) didactic activities are also performed daily while on outside rotations. Attendance at national meetings, courses and workshops is encouraged.
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Faculty
After graduation, our alumni have acquired positions at the following locations:
- Cleveland Clinic
- Charleston Area Medical Center
- Lake Health
- Surgical Hospital of Oklahoma
- Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital
- North Okaloosa Medical Center
- Samaritan Hospital
- St. Francis Hospital
- Belmont Pines Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgery Skills Laboratory
Cleveland Clinic's Orthopaedic Surgery Skills Laboratory provides a centrally located space to train physicians on the latest procedures and hardware. It’s a convenient site for the development and evaluation of surgical products and techniques through arthroscopic practice on human cadaveric body regions, as well as various bone fixation techniques. Dry models are available for practice on basic techniques.