Podiatric Medicine & Surgery

Rochester General Hospital

Welcome to the Home of High Quality Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Education

Look to us for the highest quality education. We sharpen your clinical skills, teach you to teach, cultivate your scholarship potential and invest in your success.


Thank you for considering our Program here at Rochester General Hospital located in the beautiful Western NY region. We are very excited for the opportunity to embark upon this new endeavor.

We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals wanting to excel in the podiatric profession and who will help to shape this program by paving the way for those that follow in all the years to come.

Please take a moment to review our website.

Robert Russo, DPM
Program Director


Rochester General Hospital, located in Rochester NY, has received provisional approval for a 36 month Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program that emphasizes on all aspects of podiatric care from basic clinical experiences to advanced reconstructive procedures.

Our program began with the 2017-2018 academic year, with PMSR/RRA certification, and emphasizes all aspects of podiatric care from basic clinical experiences to advanced reconstructive procedures.

Residents have opportunities to learn from expert medical and surgical specialists from multiple health care facilities within Rochester Regional Health, allowing for a multidisciplinary approach to education and medicine. Rotations include internal medicine, emergency medicine, anesthesiology, wound care, radiology, endocrinology, infectious disease, behavioral sciences, pathology and laboratory medicine. Extensive training in podiatric medicine and surgery is complimented by rotations in orthopaedic surgery, vascular surgery, general surgery and plastic surgery.

Rochester General Hospital’s podiatric residency program stresses a hands-on and interactive approach to teaching. Students will learn by doing, not watching. Along with a truly hands-on experience, students participate in monthly journal clubs, case discussions, resident presentations and numerous research opportunities.

If you have any questions or need further details regarding our program, contact us at PMSR@rochesterregional.org


Year 1

Internal Medicine 6 weeks
Emergency Medicine 6 weeks
Anesthesiology 4 weeks
Wound Care 4 weeks
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 13 weeks
Radiology 2 weeks
Endocrinology 4 weeks
Pathology 1 weeks
General Surgery 4 weeks
Infectious Disease 4 weeks

Year 2

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 19 weeks
Plastic Surgery 4 weeks
Orthopaedics/Trauma 6 weeks
Pain Management 2 weeks
Wound Care 4 weeks
Behavioral Sciences 2 weeks
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2 weeks
ACFAS Conference 1 week
Inpatient Endocrinology 4 weeks
Vascular Surgery 4 weeks

Year 3

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 39 weeks
Elective 4 weeks
Vascular Surgery-Unity 4 weeks
ACFAS Conference 1 week

Information for Applicants

Rochester General Hospital podiatric residency program participates in the Central Application Service for Podiatric Residencies (CASPR) – a national, centralized application process and computerized matching service for the placement of podiatric medical school graduates into podiatric medical and surgical residencies.

Additionally, we will be participating in the Centralized Residency Interview Program (CRIP), Our program code is:



Rochester General Hospital will not be able to sponsor visas for the Podiatric Residency Program; you will need to be authorized to work in the United States to enroll in our residency program.

If you have any questions or need further details regarding our program, contact us via email at PMSR@rochesterregional.org

Benefits and Compensation

Salaries are paid on a bi-weekly basis. The salaries for the 2020-2021 academic year will be:







The following is a list of benefits granted to all residents at no charge.




4 weeks of paid vacation per year

Professional Liability Insurance

Professional liability insurance is provided by Rochester General Hospital’s insurance program for activities required by the residency program.

Term Life Insurance

$10,000 employer paid coverage with option to purchase added coverage up to 4 times annual salary

Plan for Short-term Disability

Full salary is continued during off-the-job disability up to 26 weeks

Long-term Disability

Option to purchase 50-67% of pay coverage

Retirement Program

Option to enroll in tax deferred annuity plan.

Dental Plan

Option to purchase one of two plans available

Wellness Center

Free membership to state of the art Rochester Regional Health fitness center, including classes offered at the center.

Why Rochester? 


If you have any questions or need further details regarding our program, contact Podiatric Residency Program Coordinator, Lisette Clemente-Cline by email at PMSR@rochesterregional.org or by phone at 585.922.4731

Current Residents


Rochester General Hospital – Podiatric Surgery and Medicine Residency
1425 Portland Ave.
Rochester, NY 14621