Podiatry Medicine & Surgery Residency

The Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency (PMSR RRA) sponsored by the Dept of Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System – VA Medical Center Denver

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This three year residency program is designed to produce a podiatric medical and surgical specialist who is an expert in the recognition and management of all foot and ankle conditions.


Program Overview 

  • Established in 1981 and training 2 residents, currently the program has received approval from the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) to train nine residents (three at each level) as a PMSR with the added credentials of Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery (RRA).


Program Objectives

  • To teach residents the skills of managing podiatric patients by working with established podiatric experts in the in-patient, out-patient, emergency department and operating room settings.
  • To familiarize the resident with hospital procedures and the scope and functions of other providers of health services
  • To develop operating skills to perform diverse forefoot, rearfoot and ankle surgeries
  • To gain extensive experience treating chronic lower extremity wounds

Academics and Training

During the residency you will be under the supervision of Senior Attending Podiatrists.
Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing all patients admitted to the Podiatry Service.
  • Participating in the surgical treatment of the podiatry patient
  • Participating in daily rounds with an attending physician
  • Documenting consults and operative notes
  • Participating in the Podiatry Clinic
  • Rotating to a variety of settings outside of the VA system.



  • Anesthesiology
  • Behavioral Health
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine
  • Medical Imaging
  • Orthopedic Foot and Ankle
  • Podiatric in-patient rounds
  • Podiatric Medicine
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Rheumatology
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics


Compensation and Benefits

How to Apply