Residency in Podiatric Medicine & Surgery at Forest Hills Hospital

About us

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 program is integrated into all specialties offered in the health system with a competency-based curriculum that 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.

An externship is also offered to podiatric medicine 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

Application process

Applicants interested in the podiatric medicine and surgery training program at Forest Hills Hospital should apply through the CASPR system. No applications are accepted after Oct. 30.

Essential application information includes:

  • NBPME score release
  • APMLE part I results
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Clinical scores
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Photo
  • Applicant agreement and payment

Helpful links

Our faculty

Program director

Michael Dellacorte, DPM

  • Chairman - Chair of Medical Leadership Council of Surgery - Podiatry, Forest Hills Hospital
  • view full profile