First-year podiatric residents at Mount Sinai rotate through various services within the institution. Rotations include general surgery, medicine, emergency department, and anesthesia. Additional rotations may include podiatric medicine and surgery, plastic surgery, vascular surgery, neurology, wound care, pediatrics and dermatology. Each PGY I interacts with more than 700 patients during the first year.
The second and third year curriculums are focused on lower extremity pathology and surgery. Rotations are at our campus as well as at Mount Sinai of Queens, Elmhurst Hospital and Queens General Hospital. There are also affiliations with the Center for Specialty Care, a prestigious outpatient surgery center on East 69th Street in Manhattan as well as Journal Square Surgery Center in Jersey City, NJ. The second and third years involve significant and intense rotations on Orthopaedic surgery, covering both the Foot and Ankle service as well as general orthopaedics. The second year includes focused rotations in dermatology/pathology and wound care. The third year also includes an intense vascular surgery rotation.
In addition to clinical and didactic activities, each resident performs far greater numbers of procedures than the Minimum Activity Volume (MAV) as determined by CPME.