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Podiatry Residency Program

Podiatry Residency Program

Coordinator of Podiatry Residency Program
Dr. Paul Dayton




View the Podiatry Residency Program Brochure Testimonial:
It is my opinion that a student would be hard pressed to find a more well-rounded and fulfilling externship or residency than at UnityPoint Health - Trinity.

There is a wide variety of rearfoot and forefoot reconstructive surgery exposure, including pre and post operative clinic care, excellent trauma experiences and pediatric cases as well.

I appreciate the close working
relationships the residents develop with the attendings, which allow for more comprehensive case discussions and ongoing dialogue throughout the residency training.

- David Smith, D.P.M


Emphasizing Complete Patient Care Experience

The UnityPoint Health - Trinity Podiatry Surgical Residency Program received its approval in 2006 as a PM&S 36. Trinity Regional Medical Center is a 200 bed not for profit acute care facility with a level 3 trauma center. The medical staff is comprised of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology/Critical care, Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, General and Vascular Surgery, Podiatric Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Anesthesia, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Interventional Radiology and Emergency Medicine. Trinity has 8,000 patient admissions yearly, with 135,000 outpatient visits, 6,000 operative cases, and 19,000 emergency room visits.

Trinity Podiatric Surgical Residency emphasizes comprehensive patient care experience from a new patient encounter through discharge. Ongoing experiences include inpatient and outpatient surgical management, adult and pediatric reconstruction, trauma call, diabetic limb salvage, and extensive foot and ankle clinic experience, including practice management. Residents can expect involvement in 750 podiatric surgical cases and average 1500 logged procedures. Approximately 35% of the cases logged are for reconstructive rearfoot and ankle. Over 15,000 podiatric outpatient visits occur yearly and the resident can expect extensive exposure and responsibility in other medical and surgical specialties at the hospital. The residents are fully integrated and welcomed into the hospital care system and the clinic environment at Trimark physicians group, the third largest physician group in Iowa.

The Hospital is located in Fort Dodge, Iowa, a medium sized city with Midwestern family values, affordable housing and excellent schools. Residents are provided with a competitive stipend, health, life and malpractice coverage, vacation, sick leave, and CME allowance. Applicants and those wanting to learn more about our program are encouraged to visit.

Paul Dayton, DPM, FACFAS

Director, Trinity Podiatric Surgical Residency
UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge
804 Kenyon Road Suite 310
Fort Dodge, Ia 50501