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Scripps Encinitas Podiatric Residency

Accredited Podiatric Residency program

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

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Program highlights

  • Resident positions: 1 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)

Learn more about the program.

About Scripps Encinitas

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About Scripps Encinitas

• 138-bed hospital serving San Diego’s North Coastal communities

• State-of-the-art ED open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

• 36-bed medical-surgical inpatient unit and an ambulatory surgery center

Learn more about Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

Resident pay & benefits

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Resident pay & benefits

In addition to an annual stipend and health insurance, residents receive a variety of benefits including paid vacation and a CME allowance.

Learn more about salary and benefits

How to apply

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How to apply

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

Learn how to apply.

About the Scripps Encinitas podiatric residency program

The Podiatric Medicine Residency Program at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, while small, offers an intimate and diverse learning experience with ample opportunities for one-on-one interaction with attending physicians. Expanding on medical school training with a practical focus, we use a broad-based approach to treat patients with a variety of medical and surgical needs. 

Highlights include:

  • Excellent training in forefoot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle procedures
  • A focus on biomechanics for the purpose of understanding the causation of foot and ankle pathologies
  • Didactic and hands-on exposure to management and surgical intervention of sports injuries; trauma; congenital and acquired pathologies; diabetic foot and wound care; inpatient and outpatient care; and practice management development
  • Cadaver lab (in partnership with participating medical manufacturing companies), journal club, monthly lecture series and available X-ray labs
  • 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

Podiatric residency curriculum

Throughout the three-year program, our residents rotate through a variety of medical and surgical sub-specialties, providing comprehensive learning opportunities from leading clinicians in their fields.

Surgical sub-specialties

• General surgery 

• Orthopedic surgery 

• Plastic surgery 

• Podiatric surgery

• Vascular surgery 


Medical sub-specialties

• Anesthesiology 

• Dermatology 

• Emergency medicine 

• Imaging/radiology

• Infectious disease 

• Internal medicine 

• Physical medicine and rehabilitation 

• Psychiatry/behavioral medicine 

• Podiatric medicine

• Rheumatology 

• Sports medicine 

• Wound care

Podiatric residency training sites

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.