Podiatry residents at Scripps Mercy Hospital will be required to conduct a research project for their first and second year.
First year residents have the opportunity to hone their research and public speaking skills by presenting a topic at a noon conference to internal medicine residents and attendings.
At the beginning of their second and third years of residency, residents present their papers at The Podiatry Institute meeting. This annual event takes place in San Diego at the end of September.
Additionally, some of the Mercy podiatric residents attain research opportunities at Scripps Green Hospital, Kaiser San Diego, as well as Scripps Mercy Hospital. In fact, second year residents have the opportunity to present original research at the Orthopedic Conference held at Scripps Green. First, second and third year residents have the opportunity to present their research and/or case presentations at the annual Spring Geller research competition in PowerPoint oral form or poster form for cash and awards.