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Message from the Program Director

MetroWest Medical Center is a community teaching hospital in the western suburbs of Greater Boston. The Podiatric Training Program has been in existence for 14 years and has trained an equal number of residents. 

Our residents have all moved into private practice and we have a 100% pass rate on surgical boards. Our program is now affiliated with San Filipe Hospital, Tegucigulpa, Honduras. This is part of the Baja Project for Crippled Children. The Foot and Ankle Team traveled to Tegucigulpa, Honduras and assisted in more than 25 corrective surgeries for Talipes Equino Varus.

The program is academically enriching as well as spiritually rewarding. This privilege has only been shared by a select few in the Podiatric community.

The Podiatric Residency Program is a accredited PMSR & RRA Certified program. This program focuses on forefoot pathology and surgery, flatfoot reconstruction, diabetic and charcot patients, and trauma. The residents keep their logs and cases in "Residency Resource" which is a component of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. The residents sit for the in-training exam, and participate in PRĒSENT® and the annual complications seminar with other New England training programs. 

Another positive aspect of this program is the philosophy that our residents are treated with respect and professionalism. From the first day of orientation, the residents are treated as mature, capable, podiatric residents. The expectations are that responsibilities and duties will be completed in a timely fashion as outlined.

I am assured that the residents who successfully complete this program will be competent practitioners who will be confident with all aspects of Podiatric Inpatient and Outpatient care.

Donald W Adams, DPM, FACFAS
Director, Podiatric Medical Education

Extern Rotations

  • Accepts Universal Application
  • Requires Curriculum Vitae
    • Up to Date Health immunization record
    • Copy of School Malpractice Face Sheet
    • Photo
  • Duration one month
  • No housing
  • No car required

Learn more about the Podiatry Residency Program:


Metrowest Medical Center Podiatric Residency is a PMSR &RRA Certified program. This program focuses on forefoot pathology and surgery, flatfoot reconstruction, diabetic and charcot patients, and trauma. Residents work closely with local podiatric and orthopedic surgeons in all aspects of surgery and patient care. The program is affiliated with Harvard University, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University and Boston University Medical Schools as well as other teaching hospitals in the Boston area such as Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Our program now is affiliated with the Baja Project for Crippled Children. Surgical rotation also at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Our Program offers an opportunity to learn first-hand multidisciplinary approaches to the surgical correction of podiatric and orthopedic deformities. The program also gives the resident a thorough understanding, and competency in the medical management of trauma, and post-operative patients. The residency is surgery oriented and is respected throughout the hospital as an invaluable service. The MetroWest Medical Center residency offers one position per year and accepts one student per month for externship. Visiting the program is recommended and encouraged.


  PGY1  PGY2  PGY3 
6/24-7/24  Anesthesia 7-2
Access 2-6
 Pod med/surg  Pod med/Surg/
 7/25-8/24  Medicine  Wound  Pod Med/Surg
 8/25-9/25  E.D.  General Surgery  Pod Med/Surg
 9/26-10/24  Vascular/Wound  Infectious disease  Pod med/Surg
 10/25-11/27  Pod Med/Surg  Orthopedics  Pain Management
 11/28-12/26  Orthopedics  Pod Med/Surg  Pod Med/Surgery
 12/27-1/25  Pod Med/Surg  Pod Med/Surg/Hond  Pod Med/Honduras
 1/26-2/26  Pod Med/Surg  Behavioral Med  Pod Med/Surg
 2/27-3/27  Medicine  Pod Med/Surgery  Pathology/Dermatology
 3/28-4/24  Pod med/Surg  Pediatrics  Pod Med/Surgery
 4/25-5/23  Pod Med/Surg  Plastics  Pod Med/Surgery

Surgical Experience, Salary, & Benefits

Surgical Experience per resident:
700+ cases
1000+ procedures

Annual Salary for Residents::
PGY 1 $53,200
PGY 2 $54,700
PGY 3 56,400


  • Malpractice insurance
  • CME allowance
  • paid vacation
  • uniforms
  • health/dental/vision insurance
  • free parking
  • meal allowance when on call.
  • Coverage at 4 hospitals:

    Metrowest Medical Center Framingham Campus

    115 Lincoln Street, Framingham MA

    Leonard Morse- Metrowest Medical Center

    67 Union Street, Natick MA

    Lawrence Memorial Hospital

    170 Governors Avenue, Lawrence, MA

    Melrose-Wakefield Hospital

    585 Lebanon Street, Melrose, MA

    Highlights from the Program

    This program has a resident run clinic in the hospital offered to patients twice a week. There is a wide diversity of patients with a variety of podiatric pathology. Residents are given the independence to choose appropriate treatments for patients, including surgical options for patients

    Journal Club every Wednesday
    Several saw bone and cadaver workshops offered to the residents each month
    Grand rounds (Surgical and Medical) offered each month
    Medical noon conference daily
    Participate in ACFAS Complications Conference Annually

    Actively involved with the hospital research department and participating in many multicenter studies.
    Participate in ACFAS annual conference and provide poster submissions on continuing research projects.

    Medical Mission trip
    Every year, MWMC participated in the Baja Project in Honduras It is a medical mission trip that occurs in January Reconstructive surgery for multiple foot and ankle deformities. Pathologies include clubfoot,  cavus foot, cerebral palsy, and flatfoot. Residents are in Honduras for one week which includes screening process and surgical days. 

    How to Apply

    MetroWest Medical Center accepts applicants only through the CASPR (Centralized Application Service for Podiatric Residency) program.

    MetroWest Medical Center collects an application fee from students of Podiatric Medicine for its foot and ankle training program. Currently that fee is $25. The fee is due at the time of submission of the CASPR uniform application, CV, and letters of recommendation.  An application is not considered complete until the fee is received.The fee is non-refundable. Checks or money orders are acceptable made out to “Residency Fund-MWMC”.  Cash will not be accepted.

    Since MetroWest Medical participates in the CRIP, travel, lodging, and meals are required for the interview team. The application fee is used to partially defray these expenses incurred by interview team.

    If you have any questions, or would like to meet and visit the staff, faculty and tour the facility, please contact the Podiatry Department: 

    Donald Adams, DPM, FACFAS
    Director, Podiatric Medical Education
    MetroWest Medical Center 
    115 Lincoln Street 
    Framingham, MA  01702 


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