Our Mission Statement: To provide an educational and mentoring platform in the field of practice management that primarily focuses on students, residents, fellows and new practitioners that will forge a strong foundation for their podiatric careers while providing continuing support to the more established podiatrist.

We empathize with your situation of not getting a residency program this year. Yes, it hurts. Yet in years to come, you will look back on this experience, and know it was another challenge that you successfully overcame. The Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) recognizes your hard work and effort, and is dedicated to helping you get you through this time and creating options for your future. We have developed a program to help graduates elevate their education and experience through a Practice Management Program in podiatrists’ offices throughout the country, that can significantly enhance your chance for getting a residency next year

To provide graduates of a podiatric medical school, who are without a residency program, with a meaningful, office-based experience.
To foster a mentor/mentee relationship between practitioner and the graduate for the future benefit of the graduate.
To expose the graduate to real life clinical and practice management experience, philosophies, and skills to help prepare them for their future practice years.
To provide continuing practical education to prepare the graduate for residency interviews and subsequent residency experience.
To enhance the graduates’ opportunity to get a residency the following year.

 The curriculum is laid out as a ten month educational experience beginning in July 2018 and ending in May 2019.

What is the application process for the IPED Graduate Management and Clinical Program?

 1 - Download & fill out the application below


**IMPORTANT: Applications will be accepted starting May 1st following the completion of the “scramble”. The preceptorship start date will in most cases be July 1st but we understand in some instances the program may need to start before or after this date. The application will simply be your complete CASPR Application (include your CASPR application, CV, and letters of reference).

2 - Email your application to Ruth Ann Donahue: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Disclaimer: Participating in the IPED Graduate Management and Clinical Program does not guarantee the student candidate a residency position. The program was merely designed to help further the education in podiatric medicine and practice management in those graduates of podiatric medical schools who were unable, for whatever reason, to match due to the current podiatric residency shortage. IPED participated in developing the curriculum and recruiting doctors to participate in the program. There is no guarantee however that matches for the Graduate Management and Clinical Program will be made for all applicants. IPED will make every effort to match applicants with suitable podiatric offices. Upon successful placement, IPED will not have a direct influence on each individual postgraduate’s Graduate Management and Clinical Program experience, which will, of course, ultimately depend upon the podiatric practice with which the applicant is matched. IPED’s goal is to connect postgraduates with experienced doctors who can mentor them through a practice management Graduate Management and Clinical Program by sharing their own unique style, approach, and experience.