Frequently Asked Questions
- How do you choose residents for your program?
All residents are chosen from students who extern through Saint Joseph Hospital or Dr. Zappa's office. We feel that we can best judge a candidate's ability by observing their work ethic, ability to interact with patients, peers, staff and faculty while they participate in the rotation.
- Do you interview at CRIP (Central Resident Interview Process) and utilize CASPR (Central Application Service for Podiatric Residency), the match process?
No, we do not interview at CRIP. We do, however, participate in CRIP and use CASPR for the match process. Although we participate in this process, decisions are heavily waited on the candidate's performance during their externship rotation.
- What are you looking for when you select a resident?
We are looking for mature, sensitive individuals who are at ease interacting with others and understand the team concept. The program requires cooperation among 15 residents who must be willing to work with and help each other at all times. We want candidates who are interested in publishing professional papers and entering competitive research posters at annual meetings. We require candidates to have passed Part I and Part II of the NBPME to be considered for the program. We will teach you and help you become the best podiatric physician possible if you are the right candidate.
- How do you apply for an externship for your program?
Applications are found through the clerkship office at College of Podiatric Medicine or at the universal externship application here: www.aacpm.org.
- Do you accept externs and resident applications from students of all the podiatric colleges?
Yes, we accept externship applications from all students regardless of the podiatric college attended. We will also consider resident applications from all students who have completed an externship through our program.