Podiatry Residency: SSM Health DePaul Hospital – St. Louis

SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis sponsors a 36-month (PMSR/RRA) accredited podiatric medicine and surgery residency program. The hospital provides educational experiences for residents in the form of supervised didactic and clinical settings, including semi-weekly clinical conferences, a journal club, and lecture series. The program employs five residents for each grade level, for a total of 15 residents in the entire program.

Scheduled specialty rotations provide residents with multi-disciplinary exposure to quality patient care. Residents rotate through SSM Health DePaul Hospital’s Level II Trauma Center, which receives about 50,000 patients a year, including 6,000 pediatric patients.

During their time in the program, residents learn conservative and surgical podiatric foot and ankle skills and the latest management in wound care. The program’s affiliation with surrounding surgery centers helps to provide ample opportunity for surgical growth. There are approximately 50 attending physicians who work with residents in the program. The program provides learning experiences for both the residents and the community of professionals who work alongside them.

Specialty Rotations

Specialty rotations overlap and expand the resident’s knowledge of medical practice principles.

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Podiatry Rotations

Each of our rotations serve as a building block for the podiatric resident’s career, exposing them to a variety of situations.

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Externship Program

This one-month, hospital-based program offers students exposure to hospital and clinic-based experiences.

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Academic Learning Enviornment

Residency research and didactic learning play a large role in the podiatry residency experience

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Program Benefits

Each of our rotations serve as a building block for the podiatric resident’s career, exposing them to a variety of situations.

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Application Process

This one-month, hospital-based program offers students exposure to hospital and clinic-based experiences.

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Residency Mission

The mission of the SSM Health DePaul Hospital podiatric residency program is to graduate highly educated and trained podiatric physicians to provide comprehensive foot and ankle care and ethical medical care with a lifelong commitment to educational progress. 

Contact H. John Visser, DPM, to learn more about this program.

Residency Manual

Our residency manual provides a comprehensive overview of the program and its administrative process. It includes information regarding:

  • The hospital sponsorship
  • General policies and procedures
  • Resident selection, responsibilities and scope of practice
  • Disciplinary actions
  • Annual self-assessment process, goals and competencies
  • Confidentiality
  • Resident-specific policies and forms


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