How to Apply

Apply to the Scripps Mercy Podiatric Residency program

Applications for the Scripps Mercy Podiatric Residency are accepted through the Centralized Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (CASPR) only.

This service, sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM), submits:

  • Residency applications
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official medical school transcripts
  • Personal statements to residency program directors
  • Proof of current CPR and ACLS certification

Please refer to the CASPR website for information and instructions.


View the 2018 CASPR/CRIP Applicant Schedule (PDF, 8.9 KB).

Applicant requirements

The Scripps Mercy Hospital Podiatric Residency Program does not offer any form of Visa support.

Special instructions for third year residency applicants

A separate selection category is set up in CASPR for the three different third year residency positions — one position in San Diego and two positions in Sacramento, and one position in Ontario, California.

Please note that there is not a separate application process or fee to apply for one or all programs. However, the programs are matched separately by CASPR.

Before applying, it is highly recommended that you visit or extern in the program. The Scripps Mercy podiatric residency program accepts two externs each month to maximize the learning experience. Externing is highly recommended and desired, but it is not a requirement for acceptance into the residency program.