The Mercy and Unity Hospitals Podiatric Residency Program is a comprehensive 36-Month Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (PM&S-36) curriculum, with emphasis on forefoot, rearfoot, ankle, and reconstructive surgery.
The program was founded in 1997, with an agreement through the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, as a 24-Month Podiatric Surgery Residency Program (PSR-24), as an advanced training institution. The Mercy and Unity Hospitals Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program has since completed its affiliation agreement with the Minneapolis VAMC, to become a unique 36-Month Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Training Institution. The program currently accepts one resident each year, and is open to applicants from all institutions.
Mercy & Unity Hospitals are dedicated to providing quality, cost-effective health care to over 225,000 households in more than 26 neighboring communities in the northern metro. With a combined 546 inpatient beds, Mercy and Unity Hospitals accounted for more than 33,000 inpatient admissions and more than 89,500 Emergency Room visits in 2005 alone. Mercy Hospital consistently ranks as one of the top Hospitals in the United States as determined by the U.S. News and World Report's list of "America's Best Hospitals."
The surrounding areas of Anoka County offer an excellent quality of life with an assortment of rural and urban lifestyle. An abundance of nearby parks and recreational areas are available. Mercy Hospital is located approximately 15 miles north of downtown Minneapolis.