All podiatric medical school graduates complete a standard three-year surgical residency program. The podiatric medicine and surgery residency is a resource-based, competency-driven, assessment-validated program that consists of three years of postgraduate training in inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical management. The sponsoring institution provides training resources that facilitate the residents' sequential and progressive achievement of specific competencies.

Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency (PMSR)
A resident in PMSR is trained in the breadth of podiatric healthcare.  Completion of the residency leads to the following certification pathways -- the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine (ABPOPPM) and foot surgery of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS).  This program takes 36 months to complete.

Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Certification (PMSR Cert)
Residencies that can provide a sufficient volume and diversity in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle (RRA) procedures may grant an added RRA credential. Completion of a Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with the added credential leads to the RRA certification pathway of ABPS.

The Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine has an excellent record of placing students in postgraduate residency training programs. Our graduates are accepted into the most prestigious residency programs across the country, and many complete their residency within the Temple University Health system itself. Over the past three years, TUSPM graduates have been placed in 99 different residency programs in 27 states. Graduates may also choose to go directly into private practice in many states. An example of our placement percentages is listed below:

2014- 97% placed

2013- 93.2% placed

2012- 95.8% placed

2011- 95.4% placed


Office of Graduate Placement

The Office of Graduate Placement is located through the director’s office. Profiles and manuals on CD-ROM are available, detailing hundreds of available residency programs. The Graduate Placement Office has periodic meetings about the application process as well as preparation for interviews. This office also organizes weekly meetings during the fall, in which residency programs come to TUSPM and offer presentations on their programs.

For more information regarding residencies, email Angel Haldeman, the graduate placement director, at


Surgical Residency Program

TUSPM sponsors one funded and affiliated residency program to provide quality training for its graduates. The program is a four-year surgical residency program through the Department of Podiatric Surgery at Temple University Hospital.

For more information regarding residencies, email Angel Haldeman, the graduate placement director, at


Residency Programs: Previous years

Click to view the matched residency programs of our graduates from 2012 through 2014.


Additional Information

More information about residencies is available on the website.