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I have gained a great deal of information on studentdoctor, thank you all. I got accepted to NYCPM(I'm from NY). That's why I asked all the ******ed questions about podiatry. NY is not the most podiatry friendly state. However, I shadowed pod and I love it.

My question is can you guys tell me are recent graduates(even NYCPM) be able to get "decent job" with decent salary. The reason being with all the debt, it would suck to start "50,000". What is the range? Can most graduates get jobs?(from you guys interaction with the seniror residents.)
 

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I would encourage you to contact various pods around the area you want to live in and practice. This way you can get info first hand. I have posted some emails on this forum thst deals with the same issues. Practicing pods are going to be your best bet for this kind of information. Do some research and I think you will ease some of your insecurties about podiatry.
 

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Thank you. That is what I did. The area that I live is saturated with podiatrists.(near the school). I just found your post. It is very informative. Thank you very much.

Do you have information on how tough it is for podiatrists to be staff in the hospital? In NY, there is no opening.

BTW, I am not going to practice in NYC. I just like podiatry. I am going out of state. What's the point "opening a candy store next to another candy store"?
 
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Thank you. That is what I did. The area that I live is saturated with podiatrists.(near the school). I just found your post. It is very informative. Thank you very much.

Do you have information on how tough it is for podiatrists to be staff in the hospital? In NY, there is no opening.

BTW, I am not going to practice in NYC. I just like podiatry. I am going out of state. What's the point "opening a candy store next to another candy store"?

All of the pods I know that are graduating are having no problem finding jobs in multi-specialty groups, orthopod groups or private practices.
 

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Does anyone know of any job boards where we can get an idea of what jobs are offered and the salaries/benefits? It seems like there is a board for all other medical careers, but I can't find one for pods.
Many podiatry classifieds for practices for sale, partnerships available, or podiatrists needed are posted in the back of APMA News. It's the podiatry mag distributed free to all APMA members (meaning all students, and the vast vast majority of DPMs). Ask for a copy when you visit one of the schools or a podiatrist's office. Other pod magazines like Podiatry Management or Podiatry Today also have job postings, but those might be a bit harder to get ahold of since I believe they are pay subscriptions (still probably find them at any pod school or most podiatrists, though). Some larger hospitals and clinics also post podiatry and other physician jobs on their website or in the HR office, but most simply keep physician applicant resumes on file and call a few top candidates in for interviews when a position opening arises due to growth or a doctor leaving/retiring.

Of course, like any profession, the best DPM jobs are barely ever advertised. Top positions don't usually need to look for applicants because so many people have already put in their resume or expressed interest to that hospital/practice anyways. If you work hard, train yourself well, and do a little bit of networking, you will have many good options.
 

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I've looked online at salary.com to get an "idea" of average salaries in various areas. It looks great, so I'm not really worried about that. I'm more curious about how many are in ortho groups or on staff at hospitals. I'm just a little anxious. I obviously have awhile before I get there.

Thanks for the info on the magazines. I'll check them out.
 

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All of the pods I know that are graduating are having no problem finding jobs in multi-specialty groups, orthopod groups or private practices.

Hey Dr feel;
Do the peeps you know seem to end up where they want, or are they having to practice in THEIR less then ideal area (i.e. in a city they did not really plan on, as opposed to where they want to be)?
 
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Hey Dr feel;
Do the peeps you know seem to end up where they want, or are they having to practice in THEIR less then ideal area (i.e. in a city they did not really plan on, as opposed to where they want to be)?

They are where they wanted to be. Sometimes it maybe in surburbs but its still in the metro area of the desired cities.
 

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I've looked online at salary.com to get an "idea" of average salaries in various areas. It looks great, so I'm not really worried about that. I'm more curious about how many are in ortho groups or on staff at hospitals. I'm just a little anxious. I obviously have awhile before I get there.

Thanks for the info on the magazines. I'll check them out.


Just wanted to let everyone know what I've been through after residency, since I've been out for almost 6 years now from residency.

After residency, I practiced in Massachusetts and was on staff at 3 hospitals. One of them being Children's Hospital - Boston. This was with an ortho group and I did a ton of orthotics there. I was also practicing with a multi-speciality group, meaning that there are internal medicine doctors, pediatricians and other specialists. What's nice about this set up is that you have all of the primary care docs referring all of the foot problems to you. So you have instant referrals and don't have to worry about advertising.

When I moved to Arizona, I started out with a multi-speciality group (a smaller group) and then I moved on and started my own practice.

I enjoy running my own practice, but I have to take full responsibility for all of my actions and make sure that the business that I'm running stays busy. It's been fun running this business and I get to see patients the way I want to see them and not be told how many patients I have to see in an hour. I also can set up my own time for surgery and can dedicate a whole day towards surgery or I can mix it up by having surgery and clinic on the same day. By the way, I'm on staff at 4 hospitals here and I take call at the hospitals. Hope this enlightens some of you! :thumbup:
 

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Just wanted to let everyone know what I've been through after residency, since I've been out for almost 6 years now from residency.

After residency, I practiced in Massachusetts and was on staff at 3 hospitals. One of them being Children's Hospital - Boston. This was with an ortho group and I did a ton of orthotics there. I was also practicing with a multi-speciality group, meaning that there are internal medicine doctors, pediatricians and other specialists. What's nice about this set up is that you have all of the primary care docs referring all of the foot problems to you. So you have instant referrals and don't have to worry about advertising.

When I moved to Arizona, I started out with a multi-speciality group (a smaller group) and then I moved on and started my own practice.

I enjoy running my own practice, but I have to take full responsibility for all of my actions and make sure that the business that I'm running stays busy. It's been fun running this business and I get to see patients the way I want to see them and not be told how many patients I have to see in an hour. I also can set up my own time for surgery and can dedicate a whole day towards surgery or I can mix it up by having surgery and clinic on the same day. By the way, I'm on staff at 4 hospitals here and I take call at the hospitals. Hope this enlightens some of you! :thumbup:

Wow, you've done a lot in six years.
 
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