What They Don’t Teach You in School

As a student, you may not see the need for membership in a professional organization, but here at the Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED), we have created a unique platform designed to serve people in all phases of practice (including students and residents).

Resources for Now

There are several different phases of training that you will go through before you become a full-fledged practitioner. At IPED, we are able to help you navigate the complex process of researching residency programs and finding the one that will best help you meet your professional goals. We can also give you tips on creating a successful CV and how to ace your interviews.

Benefits for Residents

As a resident, becoming a practitioner may still seem a ways off but those rotations will end quicker than you think and you’ll be faced with some very important decisions that your medical training may not have prepared you for, including:

·       Do you want to go into an established practice or open your own?

·       What are the financial ramifications of those options?

·       How do you structure a contract?

·       Should you outsource your billing?

One of the key advantages of IPED are the many members who are from all phases of podiatric medicine--from those just starting out to those getting ready to bring successful careers to a close--who will share information and experiences with you. We also provide webinars and are building an online library which will allow on-demand access to helpful information 24 hours a day so you can fit it into your busy schedule. IPED also hosts 2 meetings a year which gives you the opportunity to meet and talk to others in the field face to face and establish invaluable networking connections.

Have more questions? Check out the benefits of membership and fill out the form or contact our Executive Director, Ruth Ann Donahue at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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