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Scripps Encinitas Podiatric Residency

Accredited podiatric residency program in San Diego

A resident from the Scripps Encinitas Podiatric Residency Program examines a patient.

The Podiatric Residency Program at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas provides outstanding medical and surgical training in foot and ankle disorders, including forefoot and rearfoot pathologies. 


Accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education, the three-year program combines rigorous didactic training and hands-on clinical experience. Our diverse patient population in San Diego’s North County exposes podiatric residents to a wide variety of patients, including people with complex foot and ankle deformities, traumatic injuries and diabetes.

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Resident positions: One per academic year
  • Training with orthopedic and podiatric trauma surgeons as well as many other medical and surgical subspecialties
  • Preparation for Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with the added credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery (PMSR/RRA)

Training sites, rotations and curriculum

Residents receive high-quality training at three locations in Encinitas. Our residents primarily work on the Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas campus (which includes both inpatient and outpatient surgical services). They also rotate through Scripps Encinitas Surgery Center (a Scripps majority-owned surgery center) and The Center for Surgery of Encinitas, a physician-owned, multi-disciplinary ambulatory surgery center.


The program provides residents an opportunity to live, work and play in San Diego’s North County — an expansive region known for its pristine beaches, natural preserves and miles of open spaces

Salary and benefits

Salary and benefits

The terms and conditions of the resident training and employment at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas are specified in the employment agreement (resident contract), including training obligations, stipend and benefits. Copies of the employment agreement, yearly rotation schedule, call schedules and other information are provided at the interview.

How to apply

How to apply

Applications for the podiatric residency program must be submitted through the Centralized Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (CASPR).