Volume 26 - Issue 9 - September 2013

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Another Perspective On The Podiatric Residency Crisis

By John H. McCord, DPM | 2481 reads | 0 comments

I have been following the struggles of the 86 podiatry school graduates who were not matched with residency training programs this summer. My heart goes out to these young people and I wish them the best.

   Things were much different for podiatry graduates when I graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (OCPM) in 1974. There was one residency program for every four graduates. It was assumed that the cream of the crop would be selected and the rest of us would do a preceptorship under an established podiatrist or open a practice fresh out of school.