Foot and Ankle Podiatric Residency Program – PMSR/RRA
South Miami Hospital
The South Miami Hospital Foot & Ankle Residency Program represents the very best, attracting podiatric medical school graduates from across the United States and beyond.
Established in 1987, our podiatric residency program has become one of the most sought-after programs in the country. We were the first in the nation to transition from the PSR24 to PM&S 36 and then to the current PMSR/RRA designation. In fact, our forward-thinking model and innovative team members became instrumental in helping formulate a national screening program by working closely with the Council on Teaching Hospitals Committee.
By leveraging our affiliation with the other prestigious facilities within Baptist Health, our residents can explore every facet of podiatric medicine and surgery. We're also proud to recognize the fact that each of our graduates has gone on to become a Board-certified podiatric physician. We encourage students to come here and create the best foundation for a successful future.
In addition to competitive salaries, benefits for first and second year residents include:
- Employee savings plan
- Earn personal time off for each work period
- Health, dental and vision insurance
- Free meals
- Monthly cell phone allowance
- Personalized clinical coats
- Gym access
Other benefits include APMA and ACFAS membership dues, board fees, present courseware access and CPR/ACLS certification. Not to mention, progressive stipends for yearly clinical education conferences.
Residents have access to a variety of specialties and modern practice settings, including a cutting-edge Medical Arts Surgery Center, while also working in the offices of our attendings. The program is primarily based at our 467-bed South Miami Hospital, but residents also perform surgery at Baptist Hospital, a 680-bed facility located nearby and Homestead Hospital to the south of Miami.
This innovative program provides exposure to a range of pathology and various surgical techniques. Residents handle emergent and elective surgical cases while practicing alongside a team of more than 25 active, Board-certified podiatric and orthopedic surgeons. Here, residents typically double the surgical procedure requirements for the PMSR/RRA. Join us and gain comprehensive experience in all facets of podiatric surgical cases—from incision and drainage cases to complex, external fixator applications and triple arthrodeses.
Our residents value the importance of primary research in relation to the advancement of podiatric medicine. That's why our curriculum teaches research methodology and approval protocols. In fact, residents and attendings from our program have published nearly 100 peer-reviewed journal articles.
As a program that's prominently recognized in the podiatric community, we have a number of research grants underway and several wound care studies currently in trial phases. We're continuously studying and investigating procedures within the Wound Care Center, including distal bypass surgery, custom shoe gear and various ulcer treatments. Join us here as we plan for future developments.
Residents participate in various one-month rotations. In addition to podiatric surgical rotations, major specialties include:
- Addiction Treatment and Surveillance
- Clinical Research
- Community Podiatry
- Emergency Medicine
- General Surgery
- Infectious Disease
- Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
- Physical Rehabilitative Medicine
- Rheumatology and Vascular Surgery
Residents are also given three months of elective training to pursue specific goals. Additional opportunities exist in research work at the Wound Care Center, where ongoing studies are being performed to determine the efficacy of various treatment modalities.
As a resident here with us, you will build clinical experience working with a diversity of patients. Our residents cover calls from the Emergency Department at both South Miami and Baptist Hospitals, providing unparalleled exposure to a spectrum of pathology within emergent conditions.
Residents also gain a comprehensive understanding of diabetic wound care by working in conjunction with endocrinologists, vascular surgeons and podiatric attendings. In the Wound Care Center, residents learn to manage everything from ulcer management and surgical planning of amputations to current Charcot treatments and reconstructive surgeries.
Moreover, residents dedicate several months of training to collaborating with attendings in their offices, where they assess new cases and follow post-operative patients. In the second and third years, residents will have ample time to work closely with a variety of attendings on a daily basis and follow surgical patients post operatively.
We realize every resident has unique goals. That's why our innovative program sets aside three months for residents to direct their own training and pursue their personal surgical interests. Past residents have participated in Orthopedics/Trauma, Microvascular Surgery, Hyperbaric Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Transplant Surgery, Interventional Radiology and Plastic Surgery. Come here and know that we provide the opportunity, the experience and the education you need to prepare for the type of practice you desire.
Just as we value the individual interests of our residents, our program is also designed to reach patients beyond our local community thru a Community Rotation at our sister hospital in Homestead.
We offer clerkships to all students, from each of the colleges of podiatric medicine. Externs are exposed to all aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery, including:
- Sports Medicine
- Forefoot & Rearfoot Surgery (Minor & Major)
- Diabetic Wound Care
- General Patient Management
We accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis. If you're interested in a clerkship, please include your first, second and third choices for the months desired. In addition to the official application, please adhere to all AACPM guidelines when submitting the following information:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Board Scores
The South Miami Hospital Podiatric Surgical Residency Program is a PMSR/RRA. That means CASPR/CRIP interviews will be conducted according to current AACPM guidelines. In addition to your application, please include the following:
Completed applications should be addressed to:
- Unofficial Copy of Your CASPR Application
- Current CV
- Copies of Any Publications/Original Research
- Current Photograph
- National Board Scores
- Official Transcripts
- Non-Refundable $35 Application Fee (Made payable to South Miami Hospital Foot & Ankle Program)
South Miami Hospital
Attn: Podiatry Residents
6200 SW 73 Street
Miami, FL 33143
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