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Recruitment and Appointment of Residents

Eligibility

Residents will be eligible for appointment to the CPME approved, CHA Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency if they have graduated from an accredited United States Podiatric Medical School.

Selection Process

The CHA Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency Program selects residents from among eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. The program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran status. This CPME approved residency program participates in the national podiatric resident match process (CASPR/CRIP). The residency program is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) and the Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH).

Match Selection Criteria

Step 1: All applicants must have completed or anticipate satisfactory completion of podiatric medical school by June of the following year. The candidates complete a uniform application provided by CASPR and available for review on their website. The applicants are screened by the residency selection committee and rated by reviewing academic credentials, clinical rotation evaluations, letters of recommendation, personal applicant statement, board scores and research activities.

Those that pass the initial screening are invited to interview with the program at the CRIP.

Step 2: All candidate interviews are performed at a predetermined CRIP location. The interview team consists of members of the residency training committee and a resident designee. The interview is typically 25-30 minutes in length and is comprised of social and academic portions. Information about CHA, the residency program itself and of the greater Cambridge area are given to the candidates to help ensure that the institution is a good fit for the prospective residents.

Step 3: Following the interview, the applicants are ranked by the program based upon their application and personal interview by the residency training committee. The final rankings are submitted to CASPR and the program is notified of the match results in early March.