School of Health and Medical Sciences
Program Overview

Doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs) focus on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with the foot and ankle. They treat a variety of conditions and employ innovative treatments to improve the well-being of their patients.

Recognizing the need for podiatric services in the provision of healthcare services in the United States, the School of Health & Medical Sciences offers the Podiatric Residency Program.

The program, which has 3 positions available (one per year), is divided over post-graduate years (PGY) 1, 2 and 3. Participating state-of-the-art hospitals include:

In a supportive and collegial environment, the program provides a well-integrated experience with abundant clinical instruction. A distinguishing feature of the residency includes training in ankle surgery and ankle care.

PGY-1 focuses on general podiatric care, including wound and diabetic care, and the podiatric clinic. The resident experiences non-podiatric focused medical rotations every other month in:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Radiology
  • Emergency Room Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine.

The first-year resident also serves as an observer in the operating room, is available for orthopaedics cases, and is on call every other week to cover podiatric services after hours and on weekends.

The PGY-2 resident gains hands-on experience in the operating room and with podiatry surgical procedures and techniques involving the forefoot, rearfoot and ankle. Throughout the year, the resident sees such cases as hammer toes, amputations, soft tissue procedures and other minor reconstructive surgeries. The resident takes part in two outside rotations:

  • Vascular Surgery and
  • Emergency Medicine.

On call duties continue, and the second-resident assists in the supervision of the first-year resident.

PGY-3 residents gain increased responsibility for patient care on operative and non-operative cases. Serving as the chief podiatric resident, the third-year resident instructs and oversees the first and second-year residents and is involved in more advanced procedures. The mechanics of running a private practice is also highlighted. Rotations include:

  • Rheumatology and
  • Infectious Disease.

The third-year resident is also responsible for the supervision of externs who rotate in from one of the seven colleges of podiatric medicine and continues to be on call.

All residents participate in:

  • Radiology Rounds;
  • Lecture Series;
  • Journal Club; and
  • National conferences (stipends available).

Residents also take a course in Research Methodology at the School of Health & Medical Sciences, and are required to submit at least one research proposal on a podiatric topic each year.

Dedicated to providing residents with a quality learning experience, faculty are board certified or in the process of certification, and have trained in hospitals around the country and in highly regarded residency programs. There are 15 full-time podiatric attendings on staff.

For more information on the Podiatry Residency Program affiliated with Seton Hall University, review the program requirements and apply today.

Contact Us:
Program Director: Ann Marie Palagiano, D.P.M.
Seton Hall Podiatry Residency Program
St. Michael’s Medical Center
111 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 877-5487

Program Chair:
Scott Agins, D.P.M.

(973) 877-5487

Program Director:
Ann Marie Palaginano, Ph.D.
(973) 761-2800

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