The Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine is a three-year program and is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.

The program offers three positions per year beginning in 2019-2020.

As a resident, you’ll receive supervised advanced surgical and clinical training in the evaluation and care of foot and ankle pathology. The first year of training consists of traditional allopathic medical rotations which prepares our residents to succeed as an integral component of the medical education community at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and later in their chosen medical community. The second and third years of training are exclusively surgical and clinical rotations with the Wake Forest School of Medicine foot and ankle faculty.

Why Train at Wake Forest?

Wake Forest Baptist Health is a Level I pediatric and adult trauma center that serves diverse patients from the region and throughout the Southeast. Our faculty is committed to serving as teachers, mentors and advisors to our residents, helping them become skilled, independent podiatric surgeons. Resident education is at the heart of our academic patient care mission.

  • We are fully integrated within the orthopedics department at Wake Forest and work closely with many different specialties within the hospital including all orthopedic specialties, plastic surgery and vascular surgery
  • We provide support for high-quality research during residency training through the orthopedics department
  • We provide annual stipends for additional educational items including personalized lead, books and conferences 

Program Goals

  • To graduate highly competent technical foot and ankle surgeons who have a passion to excel for their patients
  • To teach all aspects of foot and ankle surgery and provide a graduated autonomy in the operating room so when residents finish training, they feel comfortable with anything they may encounter in the emergency department or clinic
  • To encourage our residents to become lifelong learners and provide consistent analysis of the most current literature in the world of foot and ankle surgery
  • To foster an environment where residents feel like family with our group of residents and attendings
Podiatric Medicine Residency at Wake Forest School of Medicine