Podiatry Residency

Adventist Health White Memorial’s Podiatry Residency provides residents with a comprehensive experience in podiatric medicine. We offer extensive hands-on learning opportunities, including in podiatric and orthopedic surgery and even through an elective Intensive Care Unit (ICU) rotation. When residents come to our program, they can expect to graduate with the necessary skills to lead their own clinical practice.

Located in the East Los Angeles community of Boyle Heights, our residency programs provide care for a federally designated medically underserved community. Residents and faculty alike bond through the mission to provide health and hope to the community in a spirit of compassion and cultural humility.

Why Choose Our Podiatry Residency?

Adventist Health White Memorial is an inner-city teaching and community hospital with a rich heritage of postgraduate education. When residents choose our program, they benefit from:

  • Extensive surgical experience: Our Podiatry Residency is designed to prepare residents to lead in their own clinical practice. To that end, our residents hit their surgery case volumes early on in the program. By graduation, residents will have completed over 1,000 surgical first-assists. We work with more than 25 orthopedic and podiatric surgeons and residents have extensive exposure to inpatient management. Through our partnership with Keck Medicine of University of Southern California (USC), residents rotate through Plastic Surgery, Limb Preservation and Orthopedics Departments.
  • Access to the latest technology: Residents have 24/7 access to the Lyman A. Brewer III MD Simulation Center, where they can practice their clinical skills in a low-risk setting. The Simulation Center uses the most innovative technology for residents to practice wound assessments, mobility simulations and surgical techniques. Our medical directors collaborate directly with the Simulation Center to ensure that residents can practice any board-related simulation they might need.
  • Care for a diverse patient population: Historically, our community has been one of the highest-volume areas in the country for below-the-knee amputations. In response, our program leaders have established both inpatient and outpatient programs that have helped to reduce the rate of amputations in our patients.
  • Community connection: Our Residency Program is a direct connection to our community. Residents participate in community health screenings, practice in outpatient clinics and have clinical learning opportunities in inpatient management. Because our community is a federally designated medically underserved area, residents bond over the mission to bring health and hope with a spirit of compassion and humility.
  • Emphasis on resident well-being: The Podiatry Residency is filled with young professionals who want to make a difference in their community. We have a service-oriented, highly engaged cohort who build strong relationships with patients, faculty and each other. Residents also have access to a range of resources to support their well-being, such as counseling services, wellness retreats and complimentary membership to our fitness center.

Apply to Our Residency Programs

Each year, we accept two PGY-1 Podiatry residents. Find out how to apply for our Residency Programs.

Contact Us

The Podiatry Residency Program is located at:
Adventist Health White Memorial
Patricia Sandoval, Podiatry Residency Coordinator
1720 E. Cesar E. Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Office: (323) 881-8840

Residency Email: AHWMresidencyPods@ah.org

GME Phone: (323) 260-5781