Podiatric Surgery Residency
Three-year clinical program featuring Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery
About Our Program
For more than twenty years, the Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency (PMSR) at HCMC has trained the Midwest’s clinical leaders in podiatric medicine. What began in 1986 as a one-year training has grown today to a top-notch three-year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with a specialty in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery (PMSR/RRA). Our residency is the oldest podiatric residency program in Minnesota, and attracts top candidates from across the Midwest.
Our residents gain broad clinical training and early operative experience. Rotations take place at HCMC in downtown Minneapolis, and three additional metropolitan healthcare facilities: Abbott Northwestern Hospital, United Hospital, and Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital.
What sets us apart
- Diverse clinical experience. Rotations at HCMC and three affiliated hospitals enable residents to care for a full spectrum of patients and pathology. HCMC operates the state’s busiest emergency department, a regional kidney dialysis program, and treats the Twin Cities’ immigrant and underserved population. Additional sites serve both urban and suburban populations at all levels of severity.
- Collegial, academic environment. With 14 residency and fellowship programs, HCMC emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care that builds strong working relationships and fosters learning at all levels. Every resident collaborates daily with fellow physicians, surgeons, staff, and medical students. Teaching and research are priorities for all faculty.
- State-of-the-art hyperbaric center. HCMC operates one of the region’s first hyperbaric treatment programs, which began in 1964, and continues today in our new Center for Hyperbaric Medicine, which opened in 2012. Podiatric Medicine and Surgery residents gain experience in the Center’s multiplace hyperbaric chamber as part of a team approach to diabetic limb salvage, diabetic foot infections, and vascular disease.
- Strong post-graduate opportunities. Our graduates are successfully employed at multi-specialty medical groups and orthopedic surgery practices around the Twin Cities and Midwest. Many have obtained board certification in Foot Surgery, and Rearfoot/Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery through the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.
About Our Facility
The HCMC facility spans five city blocks and houses in-patient and ambulatory services, our Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, our new Center for Hyperbaric Medicine, and numerous specialty clinics. We provide the full spectrum of care for patients, from primary care to hospitalization through rehabilitation. To serve our multi-cultural population, we operate clinics in Somali, Russian, and Spanish, and employ a staff of more than 40 full-time interpreters.
In 2012, HCMC handled more than 15,500 surgeries. We operate a paperless environment, with Level 7 implementation of the Epic Electronic Medical Records system.
Podiatric Resident Coordinator
Mindy Benton, DPM
Hennepin County Medical Center
The Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency at HCMC is accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. The program underwent its most recent on-site evaluation by the Joint Residency Review Committee in September of 2013 with complete success.
Learn More about Podiatric Medicine at HCMC
Surgery Department: HCMC surgeons perform more than 10,000 surgeries each year. Our surgeons are board certified, and many have completed fellowships in their area of surgical specialty.
Center for Hyperbaric Medicine: HCMC has been providing hyperbaric oxygen for patient care and research continuously since 1964. Our new state-of-the-art Center for Hyperbaric Medicine opened in 2012 and is comprised of three multiplace chambers and one monoplace chamber.