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Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (PMSR/RRA)

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NYU Winthrop Podiatry Residency

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is pleased to introduce the Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Certification (PMSR/RRA). This 36 month program is accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) and sponsors 6 residents (two in each year of training).

NYU Winthrop Hospital is a 591-bed tertiary care facility providing world class care throughout the Long Island and greater New York metropolitan region. As a New York State Regional Trauma Center, our residents receive a strong, diverse surgical experience along with unique hands-on patient care opportunities. NYU Winthrop is dedicated to teaching and research. In addition to sponsoring 24 residency programs, NYU Winthrop is a clinical Campus for the Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

Program Curriculum

First Year

NYU Winthrop Podiatry Residency
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 3 months
Emergency Medicine (Adult) 2 weeks
Emergency Medicine (Pediatric) 2 weeks
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2 weeks
Internal Medicine 1 month
Infectious Disease 1 month
General Radiology 2 weeks
Anesthesiology 2 weeks
Pain Management 2 weeks
Pathology 2 weeks
Behavioral Medicine 2 weeks
Vascular Surgery 2 weeks
Endocrinology 2 weeks
Research 2 weeks
Elective 2 weeks
Elective 2 weeks

Each service is supervised by attending podiatry and medical doctors who provide education, supervision and performance assessment. The attendings make frequent inpatient rounds with the healthcare team. While rotating on other specialty services, podiatry residents attend that service’s educational conferences, supplemented by conferences held by the Division of Podiatry. Residents attend weekly outpatient podiatry clinic. Elective rotations include: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Neurology, and Rheumatology.

Second Year

NYU Winthrop Podiatry Residency
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 7 months
Wound Care 2 months
General Orthopedic Surgery 1 month
Vascular Surgery 2 weeks
Research 2 weeks

In year two of training, the resident becomes actively involved in podiatric surgery, focusing on the performance of foot surgery and exposure to reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. This will facilitate the gradual development of requisite knowledge and skills. Residents continue to attend weekly outpatient podiatry clinic.

Third Year

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 2 months
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 5 1/2 months
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (Illinois) 3 months
General Surgery 2 weeks
Plastic Surgery 2 weeks
Research 2 weeks

During year three of training, emphasis will be placed on foot surgery and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, inclusive of surgical management of traumatology. By the completion of the podiatric surgical training experience, the resident will be competent in the performance of all types of foot surgery. The resident will attain competence in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery inclusive of major tarsal and ankle arthrodesis, osteotomies, fracture repair, and soft tissue repair. The resident will also participate actively in the education and training of the first and second year residents.

Resident Call

Podiatry residents take call for Emergency Room trauma and infections of the foot and ankle, and inpatient call for podiatric surgery post-operative care and consults. While on-call, the resident is responsible, with appropriate supervision, for inpatient management of podiatric medical and surgical patients, inpatient consults, and must respond to the Emergency Department requests to consult on patients present with lower extremity pathology. On-call schedule is divided amongst all residents. The podiatry resident on-call room is located on the third floor of the main hospital on NYU Winthrop 3.

Conferences and Academic Activities

NYU Winthrop Podiatry Residency
  • Podiatry Grand Rounds
  • Podiatry Journal Club
  • Podiatry Case Conference
  • Podiatry Quality Improvement Meeting
  • Podiatry Boards Review Conference
  • McGlamry Review
  • Cadaver Labs
  • Surgical Skills Lab
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Conference
  • Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
  • Orthopaedic Cadaver Lab
  • Program Director Review Conference
  • Core Competency Lecture Series
  • Annual House Staff Research Day

Application Procedure

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)
The AACPM is a national educational organization that represents the nine accredited U.S. colleges of podiatric medicine as well as over 200 hospitals and organizations that conduct graduate training in podiatric medicine. Our program participates in several national service programs administered by the AACPM including:

  • Central Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (CASPR)
    The application and matching service for fourth year students applying for residency positions in teaching hospitals and surgery centers.
  • Centralized Residency Interview Program (CRIP)
    An interview process for podiatric residency. Residency program faculty and residency candidates meet in one location to interview during a six-day period each January. Our program will be participating with the East Coast Section 1.
  • Online Clerkship Application Service (
    The AACPM provides an online application service for students interested in participating in clerkships at NYU Winthrop Hospital.

Disclosure of Terms

Applicants to NYU Winthrop Hospital's GME training programs have full access to contractual terms and eligibility requirements, as well as information on specific benefits. Please contact the Office of Academic Affairs for any further information.

Sample Contract

Podiatry Students

Clerkship Opportunities

NYU Winthrop Podiatry Residency

Students may apply for clerkship experiences through the AACPM online clerkship application service. Podiatric students rotating at NYU Winthrop will be involved in both inpatient and outpatient podiatric surgery. The student functions as an integral member of the team and is exposed to patient care on the inpatient floor, the emergency room, the outpatient setting (attending's private office) and operating rooms.