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Our residency program at Carilion Clinic is a Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle (RRA) credentialing and has received approval from the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.
About the Residency or Fellowship
Virginia Tech Carilion Partnership
In 2010, Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech partnered to open the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute. This clearly underscores the institutions' dedication to research, training and academic medicine. Our residents are able to utilize the state-of-the-art facilities that this institution provides.
Mission Goals Strengths

The mission of our residency program is to use a structured and directed self-learning model in an academic medical center setting. The program was created to develop outstanding podiatrists who will pursue board certification in foot surgery and reconstructive rear foot/ankle surgery. The residency is supported by a team of experienced podiatric and orthopaedic faculty.

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Our residency program offers residents comprehensive training that includes bedside and intra-operative education all while treating a diverse patient population with access to multiple facilities within the Carilion system. A notable distinction of our program is that we front load off-service rotations in the first year to provide an intensive concentration in podiatry and orthopaedics in the second and third years. In addition, our research-based curriculum provides residents the opportunity to submit two case studies and a research project and to present a topic at one of the annual podiatry conferences.

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Dr. Randy Clements, Program Director

J. Randolph (Randy) Clements, D.P.M., Program Director

Dept Spec Program Size
8 residents (3/3/3)
8 podiatry faculty
3 non-Carilion podiatry attendings
4 orthopaedic trauma faculty
Dept Spec Population Served
Carilion Clinic serves a 20-county region in central and southwestern Virginia and southern West Virginia.
Dept Spec Teaching Opportunities
Journal Clubs
Peer Review - every 6 weeks
Anatomy/dissecting labs
Dept Spec Volunteer Opportunities
Monthly at Bradley Free Clinic
Dept Spec Quick Facts
8 residents/8 podiatric faculty
High-volume practice, fully integrated with Orthopaedics department
Dept Spec Locations
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center
Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital
Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital
New River Valley Surgical Center
Roanoke Ambulatory Center
Dept Spec Board Pass Rate
98 percent
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Carilion Clinic is a large academic medical center that provides comprehensive medical care to the citizens of western Virginia. Based out of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center and 703-bed facility, our program is fully integrated with the Carilion Clinic Department of Orthopaedics, ranked as one of the nation's top orthopaedic groups by U.S. News & World Report.

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How to Apply
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Invitations to interview are based on review of the following materials:

  • NBPME: Pass part III
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum Rank: top half of class
  • Program Fee: $40 payable to Carilion Clinic Graduate Medical Education, Podiatry

At the start of your residency, you are required to have current certification in BLS and ACLS. These must be effective at least through November. You will also need a Virginia medical training license. 

We encourage you to plan a visit to our program, though this is not a requirement for an invitation to interview. You can plan a clerkship or a one- to three-day shadow visit. We would like to receive your CV prior to your visit.


J. Randolph (Randy) Clements, D.P.M.
Program Director
Carilion Clinic Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency

Rhea Jordan
Program Manager
Carilion Clinic Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency
540-981-8345  Cell: 540-397-5812

Interview Day

Our program participates in the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine's Council of Teaching Hospitals Matching Program (CASPR). We will be participating in the centralized interview process (East of the Mississippi date).

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Didactic Sessions

Evidence-Based Training

In addition to bedside and intra-operative education, a robust didactic and conference schedule is provided with mandatory attendance of all podiatry residents:

  • Monday: Radiology Conference, 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday: Foot and Ankle Case Conference, 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
  • Friday: Orthopaedic Trauma Fracture Review, 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
  • Peer Review: Every six weeks on Wednesday with Orthopaedic Department, 6:30 - 8 a.m.
  • Residents are encouraged to attend the Wednesday Orthopaedic Fracture Case Conference when lower extremity topics are reviewed, 7:15 - 8 a.m. 


We participate in the AACPM Uniform Clerkship Program and offer two clerkships per month throughout the academic year. The Podiatry Clerkship is a one-month elective clinical rotation in podiatric medicine and surgery and offers podiatric medical students the opportunity to observe high-volume foot and ankle reconstruction. We also provide a multidisciplinary didactic and academic learning opportunity. Methods include supervised management and diagnosis of patients, independent study, small group discussions, paper presentations and didactic sessions.

Schedule and Tracks
Schedule Blocks

The residency program follows the 13-block (four weeks) rotation format. The schedule below is a sample representation of our schedule. This is not an actual schedule as various rotation availability changes each year.

The rotations will occur at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The residents may work with physicians at the following facilities with the Carilion faculty:

  • Roanoke Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Carilion New River Valley Medical Center
  • New River Valley Surgery Center
  • Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital
  • Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital
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Block 1 Podiatry Podiatry Orthopaedics Podiatry Podiatry Podiatry
Block 2 Podiatry/Rad1 Ortho Peds Clinic Orthopaedics Podiatry Podiatry Podiatry
Block 3 ED Podiatry/Rad1 Orthopaedics Podiatry Podiatry Podiatry
Block 4 B. Health/Anesth. Surgery ACS Podiatry Orthopaedics Podiatry Podiatry
Block 5 Int. Medicine Podiatry Podiatry Orthopaedics Ortho-Peds Podiatry
Block 6 Podiatry Int. Medicine Podiatry Orthopaedics Podiatry Ortho-Peds
Block 7 Ortho Peds Clinic ED Sgy-Plastics Orthopaedics Podiatry Podiatry
Block 8 Int. Medicine Path/ Rad 2 Podiatry Orthopaedics Podiatry Podiatry
Block 9 ED Anesth/B.Health Orthopaedics Podiatry Podiatry Podiatry
Block 10 Surgery ACS Podiatry Orthopaedics Podiatry Podiatry Podiatry
Block 11 Podiatry ED Orthopaedics Podiatry Podiatry Podiatry
Block 12 Inf. Disease Int. Medicine Vascular Sgy-Plastics Podiatry Podiatry
Block 13 Path/Rad 2 Inf. Disease Podiatry Vascular Podiatry Podiatry
Research Intro

During podiatry residency training, residents are required to submit two case studies and one research project. The research project must be unique and coordinated in conjunction with the Carilion Clinic Institutional Review Board (IRB).

During the first year, each resident must meet with an IRB staff member for research protocol orientation. In addition to the publications, the residents are expected to present a topic at one of the annual podiatry conferences.

Carilion offers an extensive research curriculum to assist residents in producing research projects. In addition to the CITI online training, our residents are required to take the following research courses during the first year of their residency:

  • Introduction to Clinical Research (ITC100E)
  • Informed Consent Process for Clinical Research (IC101E)
  • Intro to Roles & Responsibilities (RTR100E)
  • Data Management in Research (IRPR102E)

The Office of Continuing Professional Development provides training sessions throughout the year that are available to the residents as additional resources. New topics and presentations are being added all the time.

Topics available include:

  • Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies
  • Searching and Evaluating the Literature
  • Hypothesis-Driven Research
  • Measuring Outcomes with Reliability & Validity
  • Jefferson Research Collaborative Writing Retreat
  • Questionnaire Design and Survey Research
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods & Analysis
  • Data Considerations and Challenges
  • Medical Records Based Research/Data Management/Analytics
  • Interpretation of Data
  • Working with the IRB
  • Right to Write and Writing It Up
  • Presenting Your Research
  • Preparing/Submitting Grant Proposals for Internal/External Funding
  • Mentoring Research
  • Research in Teams
  • Pursuing Research with an External Collaborator              
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Current research projects include:
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  • A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial of Non-healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFU) Treated with Standard of Care with or without Cryopreserved Umbilical Cord Allograph (NEOX® CORD 1K™)
  • Clinical Outcomes for Diabetic Foot Ulcers Treated with Clostridial Collagenase (SANTYL®) Ointment or with a Comparator Product Containing Silver
  • A Prospective, Randomized, Comparative Effectiveness Study of a Single-Use, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (PICO) Versus a Traditional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (tNPWT) in the Treatment of Lower Extremity Ulcers
  • A Phase 2 Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo–Controlled Dose Range Finding Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Intramuscular Injection of Human Placenta-Derived Cells (PDA-002) in Subjects Who Have Diabetic Foot Ulcer with Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Clinical outcomes associated with enzymatic debridement of diabetic foot ulcers for up to 12 weeks with clostridial collagense (Santyl) ointment
  • A Phase 3 Randomized, Double-Blind, Vehicle-Controlled Study Investigating the Safety and Efficacy of HP802-247 in the Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers >12 cm to <_ 36 cm