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Podiatry Residency Overview

The The Podiatric Residency with three residents in each of three years of training is a CPME(Council on Podiatric Medical Education) approved PMSR training program offering the added credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery.

The podiatry program is one of the nation’s oldest starting at Cranston General Hospital in 1983 and moving to Roger Williams Medical Center in 1993.

Educational Goals

Our mission is to provide an educational continuum designed to prepare graduates for successful entry either into private practice in foot and ankle care, or advanced fellowship training. Our faculty's primary responsibility is to provide a training atmosphere of mature study, thoughtful inquiry and useful experience with a focus upon ethical decision making and community standard of care. The residency education committee works to insure that the goals and objectives of a PMSR program with the added credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery are met through a comprehensive three-year training program.


The program participates fully in CASPR (the Central Application Service for Podiatric Residencies) and CRIP (Centralized Regional Interview Process) and application requirements are noted on our institution’s information page within CASPR.


We also accept two podiatric externs per month with hospital based housing available for one/month. Podiatric medical students will rotate at RWMC and some affiliated institutions for one month, working closely with the podiatry residents and attending staff to gain further knowledge in the field of podiatric medicine and surgery. Externship is recommended, but not required in the residency selection process. Hospital visitation is encouraged during the year and be arranged by contacting the residents through their pager at 401-357-4685.