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Chestnut Hill Podiatric Surgical Residency Program is a comprehensive three-year program with additional RRA Certification. Accredited by Council of Podiatric Medical Education, our program grants two positions annually. Our residents experience an intensive, well-rounded education, in a fully integrated teaching hospital setting. The program incorporates a wide range of medical and surgical sub-specialty rotations, providing real-world clinical experience.

Our program

The podiatric surgical residency program creates an individualized experience with easy access to our experienced academic faculty. Didactic learning is emphasized, including weekly lecture series, journal club, cadaver, lab, grand rounds, and research.

In addition, clinical training with a wide-ranging surgical caseload, office rotations, medicine and surgery rotations create an excellent learning opportunity. Our mission is to prepare residents as competent, compassionate practitioners in the field of Podiatry, prepared to successfully complete examination for board certification.

Our Hospital

Tower Health Chestnut Hill HospitalPart of Tower health, Chestnut Hill Hospital is a community teaching hospital located in the northwest section of Philadelphia. We have the opportunity to care for patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds including a large number of underserved patients in both the inpatient and office settings.

Many patients are attracted by the professional, modern, and caring atmosphere at Chestnut Hill Hospital and its affiliated services and physician practices and are proud that their community hospital has such an excellent reputation in the Philadelphia area and beyond.

How to Apply

Third and fourth year podiatry students are eligible to rotate in Chestnut Hill Podiatry Residency on a monthly basis. Students from all schools of podiatric medicine may participate as long as an affiliation agreement with the school can be established. Externs work closely with the residents, observing and learning the Foot & Ankle Residency Training Program protocols, attending academic meetings and workshops, and scrubbing for a multitude of surgical cases. Externship applications are received through the AACPM website.

Chestnut Hill Podiatric Residency Program participates in the Central Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (CASPR)/Centralized Residency Interview Program (CRIP), a national resident application and matching service. CASPR/CRIP is operated by the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine and administered by its Council on Teaching Hospitals (COTH). Interested applicants must apply through CASPR.

Mailing Address:

Sadhvi Khanna MBA, MPH
Manager, Graduate Medical Education

Chestnut Hill Hospital
8835 Germantown Avenue
Attn:  Graduate Medical Education/Podiatry
Philadelphia, PA 019118

Director's Welcome

Welcome to Chestnut Hill Hospital’s Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program! Chestnut Hill Hospital is part of the Tower Health System and provides a three year Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency with added Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery credential. We are committed to providing superior education and training in the diagnosis and treatment of all foot and ankle pathologies. It is our belief that prompt diagnosis and early intervention are essential elements of treating foot and ankle ailments.

While development of surgical skills and technique is emphasized, we are committed to producing well rounded physicians to fit the ever-changing health care model. Extensive direct patient care in wound care, private practice, sports medicine clinic with gait analysis training, surgical center exposure, along with hospital inpatient management allow residents to become well versed in all areas of podiatric medicine and surgery. Additional rotations in medicine, infectious disease, general and vascular surgery, emergency medicine, and orthopedic surgery provides our residents with comprehensive training.

Residents can expect to gain additional education and hands on training through frequent cadaver and saw bones labs as well as scheduled academics including journal club, radiology rounds and lecture series. Faculty and residents work together as a team and are committed to enhancing education and preparation for the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and American Board of Podiatric Medicine examinations which are taken during the third year of residency. There are currently six podiatric residency positions with two per year. We encourage prospective applicants to reach out for more information or schedule a visit!

Have questions about the Podiatric Surgical Residency?

If you have any questions regarding our clerkship program, please contact our office.