I am the wife of a fourth year podiatry student at DMU and my husband just started his first clerkship. I wanted to know more about what residencies are considered the "good" ones. I've seen that if you're not in a top residency that your first "job" will consist of slave labor clip-and-cut kind of work. (I've read a lot of depressing stuff on this issue) Can anyone fill me in on the top residencies? I realize that we've already set up our clerkships but we have time till we apply for residencies. Also, is it safe to buy the practice of a retiring podiatrist? That is an option for us but I want to be guaranteed patients and some money. I don't want my husband to be stuck doing nursing homes for years and years. Any comments would be appreciated.