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You spend a large part of your fourth year in podiatry school feeling uncomfortable—your externships take you to new places, with new people and new procedures. Just as you start to feel comfortable, it’s time to move. However, these real clinical experiences are crucial to your learning and your future…
Have you ever seen someone with the title of Inspectress? Certain high end hotels employ them. Their job is to regularly walk through all parts of the hotel and look for the little things that will give guests the impression that the hotel is dirty or messy. The premise is…
The Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) has been uniquely designed to provide all podiatric physicians a source of support and mentorship by going back to a time-honored technique of colleagues sharing information and learning together.
Regardless of the position, hiring a new employee for your practice can be a daunting task. A wise physician knows that every person in your office, from the receptionist who makes appointments and greets your patients to the doctor who is your associate, has a great impact on the success…
Save the date: October 5-7, 2017 for the Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) “Success Through Synergy--The Next Chapter” meeting. The meeting will take place at the Pittsburgh Marriot Airport Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. Registration is currently open.
If you’re a third or fourth year student of podiatry it may be somewhat miraculous that you have time to even read this blog! Chances are you are immersed in clerkships which are providing you with an up close and personal view of the podiatric work you hope to one…
At the Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) one concern that we hear repeatedly from our membership is how to hire the best people for your practice. Oftentimes there is information about a perspective employee that you feel would be helpful to know for the smooth-running of your practice…
“With all that is required of me, how do I establish and succeed in practice while creating balance in my life?” It all started with this simple question, so often asked unilaterally by podiatric practitioners from those brand new and just starting out to seasoned professionals who have been at…
In the transient world we live in most practices experience a certain amount of patient turnover annually and hence, new patients are always welcome. The question is, how to get them? One of the benefits of membership in the Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) is the opportunity to…
If you’ve recently completed your podiatric education and training you may be experiencing a mixture of elation and anxiety. The Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) can help. While your course of study has probably prepared you well to diagnose and treat podiatric conditions, many schools do not adequately…