Why Should You Become a Member of IPED?

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. We are dedicated to instilling and renewing the energy of podiatric professionals in their practices and also helping to establish that all-important balance between work and personal life. IPED helps forge a path to success by linking a desire to succeed with practical experience. We also offer webinars, articles, videos and blogs through our website so you can access material when it’s the best time for you.

Ultimately, our mission is to bridge the gap between podiatry students, resident physicians, seasoned professionals and ancillary staff by providing a structured forum of education, support, and mentorship relating to scientific and outcome–based patient care, compliance adherence, healthcare reform, and management skills essential to succeed in the changing world of practicing medicine.

No matter what stage of your career you are at, IPED has many tools and benefits to offer:


  • Guidance on application for residency programs
  • Help creating a compelling CV
  • Interview tips


  • Choosing the right practice setting (on your own/as an associate/in a skilled facility)
  • Developing goals
  • Hiring employees
  • Practice management


  • Navigating compliance, coding and documentation
  • Providing optimal patient care
  • Newest treatment methods
  • Reaching long-term goals
  • Retirement options

When you sign on as a member of IPED you gain access to a wealth of experience from other physicians who have walked the road you’re on and the opportunity to share what you’ve learned with others. Periodic meetings allow for face to face networking and the chance to share struggles and successes with other professionals who truly understand. Are you ready to join? Fill out the membership form and submit. Need more information? We encourage you to contact our Executive Director, Ruth Donahue by calling 978-296-7634 or email her at: radonahue@podiatricexcellence.org.