Stony Brook Medicine offers an integrated three-year podiatric surgery residency with the Northport VA Medical Center fully accredited by the Council of Podiatric Medical Education through 2020. Our training program is designed to prepare physicians for the pursuit of an academic career in podiatric surgery as well as for private practice in podiatric surgery.
Residents are chosen out of podiatric medical school and enter the three-year program, which culminates in eligibility for certification in podiatric surgery. Currently, the programs accepts three residents per year.
Residents spend the majority of their time at Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Ambulatory Surgical center, and the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center. These locations are the main hubs of the residency program. Additionally, residents will scrub surgical cases at Long Island Community Hospital, Stony Brook South Hampton, and North Shore Surgi-Center.
Dr. Wendy Young, DPM FACFAS is the residency program director and oversees all aspects of the podiatric medical education curriculum. Academics are also a core component of the program, with journal club, case presentations, and surgical anatomy labs being held often each month. Residents will work with a number of attendings who have decades of experience in surgical and clinical podiatry.
During the duration of residency, each resident is required to complete the following:
Minimum Activity Volume (MAV) Category
MAV Required (Cases)
First ray surgery
Other soft-tissue foot surgery
Other osseous foot surgery
Reconstructive rear foot/ankle surgery
All trauma cases (podiatric and non-podiatric)
Upon completion of the training program, the resident should feel comfortable in dealing with all aspects of clinical podiatric surgery, and is eligible for board certification in podiatric surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
The stipends for surgical residents are:
Call duties/shifts are distributed equally amongst all residents.
Three weeks of vacation time are allowed each year. Vacations are assigned in one-week blocks (Monday through Sunday). The schedule allows vacation time for one resident per week per rotation. No two residents at the same hospital can schedule vacation/educational leave at the same time except under special circumstances. The chief resident has the responsibility to maintain adequate coverage of all hospitals' services for which residents are involved. All requests for time off vacation, sick leave, conference, and interview must be made no later than the third Friday of July of the prospective academic year.
Health insurance and life insurance are available. Malpractice coverage is included in the surgical residency program.
Housing is available for residents at an affordable rate through the Northport VA Medical Center. Residents are responsible for obtaining any other form of housing.
Podiatric Surgery Section
Department of Surgery
Health Sciences Center T19-090
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8191
Residency Program Coordinator