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VA NY Harbor Health Care System


Podiatric Residency & Clerkship Programs

VA New York Harbor Healthcare System offers training to podiatry residents and students in two capacities:
  • Externship program in podiatric medicine and surgery. Podiatry students work closely with our podiatry attendings and residents, participating in all aspect of patient care.
  • Three year Podiatric Medicine & Surgery (PMSR) with a reconstructive, rear-foot and ankle credential residency program, fully approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education until 2016.
Located at multiple campuses in downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, the medical centers offer an enriched residency experience in a vibrant urban metropolitan area, steeped with culture and brimming with learning opportunities.

Podiatry Externship Program
Podiatric Externs will be expected to be present and in attendance each day prepared to see patients in our clinics working alongside our residents and attending physicians. We expect, after a brief period of orientation, that externs work independently asking questions and presenting cases on an "as needed" basis. Externs present at Journal Clubs meetings and actively participate in the didactic experiences offered during their tour at our facility.. Externs should be prepared to prepare a short academic PowerPoint presentation on a topic of interest. Externs should come with a familiarity with operating room protocols and sterile field behaviors. Externs accompany our resident on rounds.

It is recommended that externs present about 1 week prior to the start of their externship to complete the in-processing procedures. Among other things, it will involve fingerprinting, a background check and the issuing of a hospital ID. Externs should bring 2 forms of government ID (i.e. driver's license, passport, social security card, military ID) and school ID for the background check. Report to room 5046W at or about 8:00am and report to the attending physician to begin your in processing.

Podiatry Residency Program
VA New York Harbor Healthcare System offers a Podiatric Medicine & Surgery (PMSR) residency program with the rearfoot credential which is fully approved by the Council on Podiatric Education. Resident rotations provide a full scope of surgical and medical training in a team based interdisciplinary setting. Podiatric surgical training is provided in multiple facilities and encompasses all aspects of podiatric surgery including forefoot, midfoot, rearfoot, forefoot & rearfoot reconstruction, Charcot reconstruction, foot & ankle trauma, limb salvage and arthroscopy. Competencies are met through training in diverse facilities with equally as diverse faculty.

The VA podiatry clinic is well constructed for excellent patient care. Each room includes a computer with electronic medical records, digital x-rays and internet access. Present courseware and board review courses are available in the library.

The 3 main medical centers of the the Department of Veterans Affairs York Harbor Healthcare System offer an enriched residency program located in lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. We maintain affiliations with Gramercy Park Surgery Center in NY, Banner Desert Medical Center as well as Desert Foot & Ankle PC in Mesa, AZ. The Gramercy Park Surgery offers the resident high volume surgical exposure in an outpatient ambulatory surgical setting. The one-month per year Arizona rotation each resident performs offers an in-depth training experience in Pediatrics, Trauma, Rearfoot, Reconstructive and Ankle Surgery as well as office management. The Arizona rotation is currently unfunded and not reimbursed but is a REQUIRED rotation for our program. Please be aware of this when applying. That said, each resident glows from the experience derived from the rotation.

Additional Information and Application

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How To Get To Our Campuses These documents provide basic information about the residency and clerkship programs including application information, program details and contact information. They also provide a summary of each rotation's goals and duration. More detailed information about each rotation, including required competencies, is provided to residents.

Questions or Comments
Please e-mail us with questions or comments to This e-mail will be delivered to Vincent Gramuglia, Acting Chief of Podiatry and Director of Podiatric Medical Education.

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