Curriculum for Podiatric Residency | UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

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Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

The podiatric medicine and surgery residency at UnityPoint Health-Des Moines is designed to provide residents with a variety of clinical experiences over the course of their three-year tenure in the program.  The curriculum provides a well-rounded experience from both a surgical and medical standpoint.

First Year

  • Podiatric Medicine-Surgery (7 months)
  • Internal Medicine (1 month)
  • Pathology / Radiology  (1 month combined)
  • Behavioral Medicine / Anesthesia  (1 month combined)
  • Emergency Medicine  (1 month)
  • General Surgery / Vascular (1 month combined)

Second Year

  • Infectious Disease (1 month)
  • Podiatric Medicine-Surgery (10 months)
  • Orthopedics (1 month) 

Third Year

  • Podiatric Medicine - Surgery  (10 months)
  • Plastic Surgery  (1 month)
  • Dermatology / Wound Care (1 month combined)


Other Learning Opportunities

To supplement the curriculum, our didactics include:

  • Surgical cadaver lab
  • Monthly grand rounds
  • Journal club
  • Monthly Core Curriculum
  • Resident Review Conference