Podiatry Fellowship Training Program

Podiatry Fellowship Training Program Team
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 2025-2026: 10/01/24 | START DATE: 07/01/25

The Michigan Medicine Podiatry Research Fellowship Program provides clinical training in several different areas of related medical specialties, with an emphasis on research and patient populations at risk for limb loss. Our two-year program includes 18 months of a variety of clinical rotations, along with six months of dedicated time to conduct research in collaboration with internationally recognized research faculty.


Our mission is to train the next generation of leaders in academic podiatric medicine who will advance podiatric research, improve patient care, and share their expertise and what they’ve leaned with the next generation to follow them.

Program Aims

  • Prepare trainees to be leaders in podiatric academic medicine, who are uniquely trained in limb preservation, wound care, and complications of diabetes.
  • Deliver a well-rounded blend of clinical and research training, with a focus on academic medicine.
  • Support trainees in developing the necessary skills to practice evidence-based approaches to patient care and critically evaluate outcomes.
  • Provide the necessary infrastructure and mentorship needed to conduct clinical research.
  • Offer opportunities for trainees to present and publish their research.
  • Develop critical thinkers who can design and implement research to solve complex medical problems. 
  • Engage trainees in improving patient outcomes and initiating quality improvement across our processes.
  • Provide mentorship for post-fellowship career goals.

Why Choose Our Program?

Our Podiatry Research Fellowship Program has several strong comprehensive curriculum components and benefits.

  • Six months of dedicated research time (no clinical responsibilities during research rotations), including mentorship from faculty and a dedicated Research Director
  • An expectation that fellows will be published during their time with us
  • Submitting an IRB
  • Obtaining NIH statistical methods and research certification
  • DataDirect and statistical package training
  • Grant exposure
  • Well-rounded set of rotations, inpatient service management and scheduled call that does not occur on back-to-back weekends
  • Collaborate with internationally recognized research faculty and utilize Michigan Medicine resources to build a foundation for a teaching and research career
  • Regular, required, speaking/presenting opportunities at various conferences including, Podiatry Education Series, Wound Boards, MEND clinical and research conferences, Vascular Teaching Conference, etc.
  • Extensive quality improvement and patient safety curriculum (QIPS), including a dedicated QIPS Director
  • Structured wellness/burnout curriculum that includes education/workshops, free weekday access to an in-house full gym, published fatigue mitigation policy and learning module, a paid transportation when fatigued policy, plus many other university resources
  • Comprehensive salary and unparalleled benefits including:
    • Insurance coverage begins the first day of employment
      • Health and dental insurance
      • Life, liability and long-term disability insurance
    • Written leave of absence and maternity leave policies
    • Additional financial benefits
      • Lump sum savings payment
      • CME funds
      • Free access to one-on-one financial advisement workshop
    • Time off/holiday pay
      • 20 vacation days annually
      • Holiday pay in addition to regular pay when working a contract identified holiday, plus the fellow’s birthday
      • Preventative medical time off for medical/dental care (8 hours per year)
  • Fellow’s workrooms - dedicated shared desk space, both on the clinical campus and at the hospital
  • Free tickets to select University of Michigan sporting events

Contact Us

For more information about our Podiatry Research Fellowship Training Program, please contact:

Martha Rhodes
Podiatry Research Fellowship Program Administrator
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes
Domino's Farms, Lobby G, Suite 1500
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive
Ann Arbor MI 48106
Phone: (734) 232-2252
[email protected]

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