Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program - Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Message from the Program Director
Our residency program is one of six training programs at Iowa Methodist, Blank Children's Hospital, Iowa Lutheran Hospital and Methodist West Hospital. Some 100 residents comprise these programs each year. Graduate Medical Education at our hospitals is considered a priority, and we are very proud of our programs and the residents.Des Moines and its suburbs provide many cultural, athletic and recreational opportunities while retaining the cosmopolitan charm of a large Midwestern city. I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our city and surrounding areas.
I invite you to review the specifics of our program and contact us with any questions regarding podiatric medicine and surgery residency training at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.
Eric Temple, DPM, FACFAS
About Our Program
The Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program at UnityPoint Health – Des Moines excels in preparing residents to function as experienced and competent podiatrists. We provide training for three podiatric residents (one at each level) each academic year.
Faculty Committed to Teaching and Mentoring
Our faculty is committed to working with our residents to ensure that our future podiatrists develop and maintain the skills necessary to function as key practitioners in any environment they choose. Faculty members are committed to resident education and enjoy teaching. The attending physicians are always willing to teach and encourage learning in a professional environment.
Hands-On Surgical Experience
Our residency is designed to provide residents with a variety of clinical experiences over the course of the three-year program. The curriculum provides a well-rounded experience from both a surgical and medical standpoint. Specific emphasis is placed on significant hands-on case completion. Surgical case load and diversity are excellent.
The Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency provides education and experience at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Methodist West Hospital, Iowa Lutheran Hospital and Lakeview Surgery Center.
Zach Bliek, DPM
Alivia Passet, DPM
Nathaniel Holte, DPM
- Podiatric Medicine-Surgery (7 months)
- Internal Medicine (1 month)
- Pathology / Radiology (1 month combined)
- Behavioral Medicine / Anesthesia (1 month combined)
- Emergency Medicine (1 month)
- General Surgery / Vascular (1 month combined)
- Infectious Disease (1 month)
- Podiatric Medicine-Surgery (10 months)
- Orthopedics (1 month)
- Podiatric Medicine - Surgery (10 months)
- Plastic Surgery (1 month)
- Dermatology / Wound Care (1 month combined)
To supplement the curriculum, our didactics include:
- Surgical cadaver lab
- Monthly grand rounds
- Journal club
- Monthly Core Curriculum
- Resident Review Conference
Stipend and Benefits
The annual stipends for the respective levels are as follows (Effective Academic Year 2022-2023):
- PGY-1 - $64,691
- PGY-2 - $65,887
- PGY-3 - $67,684
$750 relocation allowance is provided to all incoming residents.
All residents receive 20 days of paid vacation per year.
Residents may choose from two health insurance plans that best suit their individual needs. An annual health insurance bonus that partially funds the cost of a single-coverage health and dental insurance premium is given to each resident.
The program provides group life insurance equal to the resident's annual stipend at no charge to the resident.
Resident Liability Coverage
General and professional liability coverage is provided for residents enrolled in the residency program through a combination of commercial insurance and self-insured retention. Coverages are no less than $1,000,000 per occurrence and $5,000,000 aggregate per policy year.
Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage
Short and long-term disability coverage is provided to residents. Short-term disability coverage (STD) is used when the resident is away from work for at least seven (7) days due to a non-work-related illness or injury. STD pays 60% of weekly earnings for a maximum of 26 weeks with no waiting period. Long-term disability insurance coverage ensures that residents will receive a minimum of 70% of their monthly salary if they are disabled due to illness or accident, on or off the job, following a 90-day qualifying period.
All residents receive travel insurance coverage while traveling on medical center business.
- Free parking: All residents may park in a reserved area of the hospital parking facility at no charge.
- A $200 per month meal allowance is provided for all residents.
- Paid licensure: Fees for all licenses required by the residency program are paid by the program.
- Lab coats: Free lab coats are provided to all residents.
- Fitness center on premises.
- Day care services on premises.
- Counseling services.
- Specialty society membership benefit.
All applications for the podiatric medicine and surgery residency program are accepted by way of the Central Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (CASPR ®) a program of the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine.
|2022||Ryan Prusa, DPM||Brookings, SD|
|2021||Nephi Jones, DPM||Brookings, SD|
|2020||Eric Reese, DPM||West Des Moines, IA|
|2019||Carey Clifton, DPM||Baton Rouge, LA|
|2018||Katrina Almeida, DPM||Mitchell, SD|
|2017||Jennifer Hall, DPM||West Des Moines, IA|
|2016||John Erickson, DPM||Boone, IA|
|2015||Rachel Poore, DPM||Bismarck, ND|
|2014||Eric Temple, DPM||West Des Moines, IA|
|2013||Timonthy Holcomb, DPM||West Des Moines, IA|
|2012||Roger Drown, DPM||Atlantic, IA|
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program
1415 Woodland Avenue, Suite 140
Des Moines, IA 50309
Gina Fletcher, Residency Program Coordinator