Introducing IPED

Welcome to the Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED). This organization has been created to help podiatrists in all facets of their professional lives and also to help them enjoy fulfilling lives outside their practices. To help you get to know us a bit better, here are some frequently asked questions about our institute so you can better understand what we have to offer:

Who is IPED for?

IPED is an organization for all members of the field of podiatric medicine from students to residents to new practioners and podiatrists with well-established practices. Our mission is to provide members with the latest cutting edge information to improve patient outcomes, make compliance and reform updates more accessible and provide practice management tools to help you succeed. We want to go back to the basics where podiatrists share information and learn from each other’s experiences.

What will students gain from IPED? 

Those just starting out on the path to podiatric practice will receive guidance on finding and applying to the residency program that will be the best fit to help you reach your professional goals. Practical tips on acing interviews and creating a CV that will get you noticed will also be part of the resources offered.

What will residents gain from IPED?

IPED will share tools and critical information and assist you in making decisions about whether you go out on your own, seek employment as an associate, work in a skilled facility setting, or find a combination that works with your 5 and 10 year plans. 

What will active practitioners gain from IPED?

IPED will offer guidance and encouragement through the obstacles that are faced on a daily basis in the changing world of healthcare and provide insight on abiding by the rules while providing the best possible patient care (and maintaining personal sanity).

How will IPED deliver services to its members?

We will make use of all the avenues of delivering information to our members. Our website will be your portal to educational resources and a clearinghouse of information through webinars, articles, blogs and videos. In addition, we will offer meetings (the first one is scheduled for August 12-13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA) so that you can meet other podiatrists face to face and exchange ideas.

How do I become a member of IPED?

Becoming a member is simple. Just fill out the application on our website.

Where do I get more information?

If you want to learn more about IPED, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our Executive Director, Ruth Ann Donahue at 978-296-7634.

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