Curriculum

The podiatric medicine and surgery residency at UnityPoint Health-Des Moines is designed to provide residents with a variety of clinical experiences over the course of their three-year tenure in the program.  The curriculum provides a well-rounded experience from both a surgical and medical standpoint.

First Year

July - Podiatric Medicine-Surgery
August - Podiatric Medicine-Surgery 
September - Internal Medicine 
October -  Behavioral Medicine
November  -  Pathology
December - Podiatric Medicine-Surgery
January -  Anesthesia
February - Podiatric Medicine-Surgery
March - Podiatric Medicine-Surgery
April -  Radiology
May -  Emergency Medicine
June - General Surgery

Second Year

July - Infectious Disease
August - Podiatric Medicine-Surgery
September - Podiatric Medicine-Surgery
October - Podiatric Medicine-Surgery
November - Podiatric Medicine-Surgery
December - Orthopedic Surgery
January - Podiatric Medicine-Surgery
February - Vascular Surgery
March - June - Podiatric Medicine-Surgery 

Third Year

July - Plastic Surgery
August - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
September - June - Podiatric Medicine-Surgery


Other Learning Opportunities

To supplement the curriculum, our didactics include:

  • Surgical cadaver lab
  • Monthly grand rounds
  • Journal club
  • Monthly Core Curriculum
  • Resident Review Conference