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Podiatric Medicine & Surgery (PM&S/RRA) Residency Program

Mission Statement

Our Mission at St. John’s Episcopal Podiatric Residency Program is to train well rounded podiatric physicians while serving the Rockaway Community with top quality and comprehensive care. We pride ourselves in implementing the latest techniques and research in podiatric care. With many doctors having grown up in the community and its surrounding areas, it is our upmost priority to ensure that patients are treated like fellow neighbors in a well-executed and culturally compassionate way. Our residents will finish training adept in the latest practices involving woundcare, limb salvage, sports medicine, trauma, and elective surgeries. Weekly didactics which include journal club, board review, and cadaver labs are attended by faculty and residents alike. We encourage our residents to pursue post graduate fellowship training, with many furthering their education at our own distinguished woundcare fellowship. With our diverse pathology and patient population, you will leave St. John’s with the ability to handle all podiatric cases. moving forward.

Francis Dinh, DPM

Director, Department of Podiatry and Podiatric Residency Program

Sherlana Springer-Sanders

Residency Program Coordinator, Graduate Medical Education

Three Years, Six Positions

Our program is a free-standing, three-year residency program in podiatric medicine and surgery with certification in reconstructive and rearfoot/ankle surgery. The residency program training, including all rotations and surgical procedures, takes place at the St. John’s campus and our affiliate Mercy Medical Center, as well as an ambulatory surgery center. The program includes practice management, billing and office rotations.

This curriculum includes:

  • Anesthesia
  • Behavioral Science
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Foot Surgery
  • Infectious Disease
  • Orthopedics
  • Outpatient Ambulatory Services
  • Podiatry
  • Private Offices
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Wound Care

If you have questions, contact Sherlana Springer-Sanders, Residency Program Coordinator, at

Salary and Benefits

Annual Salary

Effective 2021-2022 Academic Year:

PGY-3 Chief$87,355

Check are issued bi-weekly. Direct deposit is offered for immediate access to funds via electronic fund transfer.

Additional Benefits:

  • FULLY FUNDED – Health insurance, Dental insurance, Optical insurance, and Prescription medication plans
  • $1200 yearly stipend
  • $1000 conference allowance
  • Participate Residency East Summit conference, AO & ACFAS conferences, PI conference, BAKOS pathology mini-fellowship
  • White coat & scrubs
  • Meal allowance – $110/month + free dinner box daily (6-7pm)
  • 4 weeks vacation (paid)
  • 10 sick days & 4 personal days