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36 Month Program Curriculum and Training Schedule

First Year

podiatry-residency group 1
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 24 weeks
Internal Medicine 4 weeks
Infectious Disease 2 weeks
Emergency Medicine (Adult) 2 weeks
Emergency Medicine (Pediatric) 2 weeks
General Radiology 2 weeks
Pathology 2 weeks
Anesthesiology & Pain Management 2 weeks
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2 weeks
Behavioral Medicine 2 weeks
Endocrinology 2 weeks
Neurology 2 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks

Each service is supervised by attending podiatry and medical doctors who provide education, supervision and performance assessment. The attending’s 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.

Second Year

podiatry-residency group 2
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 37 weeks
Wound Healing 2 weeks
General Orthopaedic Surgery (Adult) 2 weeks
General Orthopaedic Surgery (Pediatric) 2 weeks
Vascular Surgery 2 weeks
Research 1 week
Plastic Surgery 2 weeks
Vacation 4 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

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 38 weeks
Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery (Adult) 8 weeks
General Surgery 2 weeks
Vacation 4 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.

External fellowship rotation requests must be submitted in writing to the program director for approval.

Contact Us

NYU Winthrop Hospital
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Division of Podiatry
222 Station Plaza N.
Suite 305
Mineola, NY 11501

Program Leadership

Raymond Ferguson, DPM
Chief, Division of Podiatry

Tomasz Rostkowski, DPM
Residency Program Director

Jaclyn Freydberg, MS
Residency Program Coordinator


Rahman Majid, DPM – PGY-3, Chief
Mustafa Ahmed, DPM – PGY-3
Dana Hemlall, DPM – PGY-2
Ramsha Jabbar, DPM – PGY-2
Amira Behkit, DPM – PGY-1
Sanjeev Baldeo, DPM – PGY-1

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