The St. Vincent's Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency Program, established in 1993, trains physicians to become skilled professionals with the ability to succeed in the ever-changing field of podiatric medicine and surgery. The program fulfills the training standards and requirements approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education for the accredited program.

Residents participate in all aspects of medicine, interacting with other physicians and healthcare professionals as members of the healthcare team. Opportunities include medical and surgical aspects of podiatry, including pre-op experiences.

Residents will also be involved in journal club, grand rounds and weekly lectures. An assortment of continuing medical educational experiences will be provided for each resident. Residents will also have the opportunity to work with a variety of doctors and experience a diversity of surgical cases.

  • A Letter From Our Program Director

    The St. Vincent’s Podiatric Surgical & Medicine Residency Program exists for two reasons — to provide superior education and training for podiatric residents and to give our patients the best possible medical care. We prepare our residents by training in the private practice clinic to hospital clinic arenas- performing hospital inpatient and outpatient surgery at multiple sites. We cover a wide and generous scope of lower extremity surgical pathology from elective, trauma, pediatric, reconstructive, and limb salvage cases. Incorporating practice management into patient care prepares residents for their next step into their careers. Our goal is to develop critical thinking skills in both the clinic and surgical settings to create a more nimble clinician and surgeon.

    St. Vincent’s mission is to graduate skilled, successful, compassionate physicians. I believe the key to our success is the commitment of our faculty and staff to excellence in education and patient care. The faculty members devote substantial time to enhancing their own teaching skills and are dedicated to helping residents grow professionally and personally into fine foot and ankle specialists.

    We also participate in mission work both locally and globally- treating high-risk at-need adult patients in the Northeast Florida region and children in Central America with pediatric genetic deformities. This multifaceted experience only further expands the comprehensive training of our residents. In addition to podiatric faculty, the program has full-time faculty in Orthopedic Trauma, Internal Medicine, Clinical Psychology, Pathology, Dermatology, Physical Therapy & Medicine, Radiology, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, and Neurosurgery. Our faculty has a wide range of interests from hospital medicine, which allows our residents to take advantage of superb educational opportunities and further refine their own professional goals.

    You are about to make a decision that will influence the rest of your life. I hope this information about our program will help you discover the atmosphere of teamwork and professionalism we strive to create. I invite you to consider training at the St. Vincent Podiatry Residency Program.

  • Program Strengths

    The Residency Program is housed in the Podiatry Clinic, across the street from St. Vincent's Medical Center Riverside where physicians will gain most of their podiatric clinical experience.

    The strengths of the three year program include the willingness of the podiatric and medical faculties to teach and spend time with residents. The volume and diversity of the clinical and surgical procedures support the requirements for a total of six residents (two in each year). The director and his faculty colleagues are dedicated to the training of healthcare professionals.

  • Clerkship And Externship Program
    We welcome your questions and encourage you to contact us for more information and to schedule a visit to our campus. Of course, the best way to see what you will experience at St. Vincent's is through our Clerkship Program, which is open to third and fourth-year medical students each spring. Please visit AACPM Uniform Podiatric Clerkship Program for more information.
  • Application
    As a member of the Council of Teaching Hospitals, St. Vincent's Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency Program participates in the CASPR computer matching service for residency applicants. A list of applicants is compiled at the offices of the American Association of Colleges and Podiatry Medicine (AACPM) and forwarded to the residency program each year. Applicants are screened on the basis of GPA, National Board passage, clinical evaluations, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities and community involvement. An invitation for an interview at one of the centralized regional interview programs (CRIPS) is extended to a number of qualified applicants. CASPR/CRIP application information
  • Benefits

    When you become a part of St. Vincent's Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency Program, you get many benefits, including:

    First Year Resident $52,000

    Second Year Resident $53,500

    Third Year Resident $55,500


    • Evening meals while on call  
    • Malpractice Insurance (tail coverage)  
    • Relocation Allowance - $1,000  
    • Health and Dental Insurance - share of cost  
    • Personal Leave Time - 4 weeks +1 day each year  
    • CME Allowance PGY I - $800  
    • CME Allowance PGY II & III - $1500 each year  
    • CME Time - 5 days each year  
    • Lab Coats and Laundry Services  
    • On Campus Garage Parking Provided  
    • ACLS, NRP, ALSO, and PALS  
    • Step 3  one-time fee   
    • Medical License Fees one-time fee   
    • Life Insurance - Basic & Supplemental Term *  
    • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance *

    * Additional information provided about Ascension benefits at St. Vincent's upon request

  • Program Faculty

    Program Director: Timothy Syperek, DPM

  • Residency Rotations

    The following rotations have been established to allow the resident to meet all the requirements.

    • Orthopedics
    • Anesthesiology
    • Medical Imaging / Radiology
    • Pathology
    • Podiatry Surgery
    • Podiatric Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • Wound Care
    • Community Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Vascular Surgery
    • Dermatology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Sports Medicine / Rehabilitation
    • Infectious Disease
    • General Surgery
    • Behavior Science