American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine

The podiatric medicine and surgery residency is a resource-based, competency-driven, assessment-validated program that consists of three years of postgraduate training in inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical management. The sponsoring institution provides training resources that facilitate the residentís sequential and progressive achievement of specific competencies.

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency (PMSR)
A PMSR resident is trained in the breadth of podiatric healthcare. Completion of the residency leads to the following certification pathways -- the American Board Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) and foot surgery of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS).  

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with the added credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery (PMSR/RRA)
Residencies that can provide a sufficient volume and diversity in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle procedures may grant an added credential in RRA. Completion of a Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with the added credential leads to the RRA certification pathway of ABFAS.

For further descriptions of these training programs, see under Residencies and Approval Information for Residencies.  Look within the CPME: 320 Document under Standard 6.0.