Student Transatlantic Education in Podiatric Surgery
The First step is right here.
The core program within the CMC Foundation is S.T.E.P.S.
The goal of S.T.E.P.S. is to provide podiatry students and residents receive a more complete education. S.T.E.P.S. offers lectures and seminars both virtually and in person as well as training and labs to give students real, hands-on experience.
Students can't always get all the hands-on training they need in school. S.T.E.P.S. is an opportunity to enhance the educational experience of podiatry students and residents which in turn enhances the field and level of medical service provided to the general public. We give students real case studies to learn from, the chance to learn virtually without worrying about testing, and we focus on all aspects of podiatry.
We invite students and residents from all backgrounds to apply for S.T.E.P.S. because we believe that diversity and inclusion enhance the experience of all our students. S.T.E.P.S. comes at no cost to participants thanks to the CMC Foundation’s generous benefactors.
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Watch S.T.E.P.S. In Action
Visit the CMC YouTube page and find numerous helpful videos covering many of the same topics and exercises we cover in our S.T.E.P.S. series.
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S.T.E.P.S. is all about our students and we want to make the videos you find most helpful. So let us know what you want to see on our YouTube next!
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Brennan Reardon, President
Dr. Reardon grew up in Fremont, Ohio. She attended The Ohio State University for college and graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences. She graduated from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in 2021 where she served as Pi Delta President. Currently, Brennan is a second-year resident at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Zack Hill, Vice President
Dr. Hill is a third-year resident at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH. He currently serves as the incoming chief resident. Zack went to college at Walsh University where he graduated with his biology/pre-medicine degree. He went to Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. Zack looks to complete a one-year foot and ankle fellowship after graduating from residency.
Sarah Messina, Event Chair
Dr. Messina attended college at the University of Michigan where she majored in Biological Anthropology. She is a graduate of Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine where she served as the Ohio Podiatric Medical Student Association Secretary. She spent her first two years of residency at Detroit Medical Center is currently in her third year at Ascension St Johns, in Detroit.
Preston Carr, Marketing Chair
Preston Carr attended the University of Cincinnati where he received a Bachelors degree in Chemistry and a Masters degree in Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics. He is a graduate of Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine where he was president of OPMSA and a sitting APMSA delegate. He is a PGY-2 at Inova Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia.
Nate LeSueur, Treasurer
Nate LeSueur earned his Bachelor’s of Biological Sciences at Arizona State. He earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Kent State’s College of Podiatric Medicine where he received multiple merit-based scholarships and was a member of the Pi Delta Honor Society. He is a resident at Intermountain Medical Center In Salt Lake City.
Anna Grace Mauro, Fundraising
Anna Grace Mauro was born and raised in Detroit with plans to work in her father's podiatry practice, Warren Podiatry. She absolutely loves to travel and explore different cities and is Sicilian, so a love for food is at her core. When not working with the STEPS program, she is out trying a new restaurant.
Thomas George Jr, Recruitment
Thomas George Jr is a PGY2 at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University and had the opportunity to go to Kenya on a Medical Mission Trip which solidified his pursuit for Podiatry. He attended Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine.
Andrew Regal, Recrutiment
Andrew Regal, DPM completed his undergraduate degree at the UNC Chapel Hill where he majored in biology and minored in chemistry. He is a graduate of Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine and served as president of the Kappa Tau Epsilon educational fraternity. He has a love for teaching and working with younger peers. Andrew is a second year resident at Ascension SE Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
Trenton Leo, Recruitment
Trenton graduated from KUSCPM in 2021 where he served as the director of social affairs for the Ohio Podiatric Medical School Association. He moved to Virginia Beach to complete his residency pursuing interests in limb salvage and reconstruction primarily. He takes great pride in advancing education for current and prospective students and advancing the field through research and politics.
We know that a medical education is costly, and we’re passionate about helping students get the knowledge they need. We offer scholarships to help students cover tuition and textbooks as well as travel expenses to our conferences.
We’re able to provide these scholarships thanks to generous donations from the community.