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Podiatry Residency at Forest Hills Hospital

North Shore-LIJ Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency with RRA

The goal of our program is to enhance residents' educational experience and expand their knowledge and skills in podiatric medicine, foot and ankle surgery and wound care. The environment at Forest Hills and affiliates offers a wide variety of training experience including trauma, podiatric surgery, orthopedics, and office rotations to name a few.

Three residents are selected each year (9 in total) to participate in our three year residency program. Training takes place at Forest Hills Hospital, Syosset Hospital, Nassau University Medical Center, Glen Cove Hospital, the Podiatry Clinic Wound Care Center at Forest Hills, and private offices.

The podiatry residents are well integrated into all specialties. The curriculum is competency-based and includes:

  • Anesthesia
  • Behavioral Science
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • General Surgery
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Imaging
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatric Medicine
  • Office rotations
  • Wound Care

Each resident will receive a Certificate of Completion in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery/RRA, approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education, upon successful completion of the program.

We also offer an externship for podiatry students. For more information or questions about the Podiatric Medicine and Surgery/RRA Residency at Forest Hills Hospital, contact our Residency Coordinator, Christine Mejilla at (718) 830-1920 or cmejilla@nshs.edu.


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Michael P.DellaCorte, DPM, FACFAS
Program Director, Podiatry
Phone: (718)830-1920
Fax: (718)830-1984


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