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Welcome from our Program Director

Welcome to the Podiatry Medicine and Surgery Residency Program (PMSR) with Reconstructive Rearfoot / Ankle Surgery Residency at HCA Florida JFK Hospital!

Mission Statement

The HCA Florida JFK Hospital PMSR program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders.

As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents' perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values and ideals.

Program Overview

HCA Florida JFK Hospital's Podiatric Surgical Residency Program is a comprehensive three-year program with additional RRA Certification. Our residents experience an intensive, well-rounded education in a fully integrated teaching hospital setting.

The program incorporates a wide range of medical and surgical sub-specialty rotations that provide real-world clinical experience.

The program creates an individualized experience with easy access to our experienced academic faculty. Didactic learning is emphasized, including a weekly lecture series, journal club, cadaver lab, grand rounds and research.

In addition, we strive to create excellent learning opportunities through clinical training with a wide-ranging surgical caseload, office rotations, medicine and surgery rotations, as well as interaction with other residents.

Program Details

The primary goal of our residency program is to prepare our residents to become the foot and ankle surgeons of the future.

Residents will receive the most innovative and progressive curriculum that will help them acquire the knowledge, skills and behavioral attributes necessary for success in private practice. They will learn to become compassionate and professional caregivers in all potential healthcare settings including the acute care hospital, the ambulatory setting.

Our physicians will be trained both as Podiatric Surgeons and academic leaders. They will be required to use scientific thought and will receive training in both clinical and outcomes research. They will learn about the efficient and appropriate use of medical resources, a key to the future of medicine and surgery in the new millennium. Our graduates will have the skills necessary to pursue careers in any area of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.

Our program will emphasize not only the scientific aspects of surgical practice but also the practical ones. Residents will gain those specific skills necessary for effective and caring patient interactions.

They will learn the meaning and value of teamwork in the healthcare setting and will specifically be incorporated into patient care teams along with other medical and non-medical professionals. Residents will be nurtured to bring out their best attributes and will be mentored toward helping them fulfill their maximum potential.

They will have the opportunity to expand their commitment towards professional growth, scholarship, lifelong learning and self-reflection and improvement. They will have the opportunity to practice in widely varied settings and amongst a broad diversity of patient populations, preparing them to specifically meet today's cultural challenges.

Extensive training alongside many Orthopedic Subspecialties sets our program apart. It is a unique opportunity to train at a level not seen in most podiatric surgical programs.

All of our faculty are physicians and surgeons committed to excellence in patient care and teaching. Every medical subspecialty is represented and residents will have ample opportunity for one on one interaction.

We are truly proud of the program at HCA Florida JFK Hospital. We are proud to have rotations associated with the University of Miami Internal Medicine Residency and General Surgical Residency, and we look forward to our future with enthusiasm and excitement!

Get to Know the Team

John S. Levin, DPM
Program Director

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Curriculum and Rotation Schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.

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Salary and Benefits


Year Salary
PGY-1 $58,677
PGY-2 $60,455
PGY-3 $62,254


Standard employee benefits as offered to other benefited employees of HCA Florida JFK Hospital to include Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance.

On-site at HCA Florida JFK Hospital.

This "A" rated school is available to all dependents of HCA Florida JFK Hospital.

To learn more, please visit the JFK Charter School website.

  • Payment of dues for membership to the American Podiatric Medical Association and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Payment of the NBPME fees for resident completing 1st year of the program
  • Payment of the ABPS Certification Examinations
  • Payment of Conference Expenses with pre-approval of Program Director
  • Standard employee benefits as offered to other benefitted employees of HCA Florida JFK Hospital to include (health and dental insurance, life insurance, etc.)
  • Laptop and phone

Paid for by HCA Florida JFK Hospital and limited to activities within the training program.

Meals provided on campus.

  • Two weeks of vacation per year
  • Extended illness bank

Free parking at all facilities.

Two new lab coats per year furnished by HCA Florida JFK Hospital at the beginning of each academic year.

All applications processed through the CASPR Residency Application Service.

Conference Schedule

Weekly Thursday meetings with Residency Teaching Faculty feature the following on a rotating basis:

  • Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Grand Rounds
  • Lecture Series: resident and attending physicians
  • Cadaver Dissection – Surgical Skills Lab
  • Journal Article Review
  • Book Review
  • Panel discussion on selected topics
  • MRI/Radiology lectures held monthly
Dr. John Levin – JFK Hospital – Soft Tissue Foot Injuries


Our program is accredited as a PMS-36 with RRA certification.

Two positions are available per training year.

The HCA Florida JFK Hospital PMS-36/ RRA program provides diverse training in both the Clinical and Surgical settings. The curriculum has, at its core, a broad concentration in the medical and surgical sub-specialties. The curriculum is designed to give the resident a broad and comprehensive experience with diverse exposure. It uniquely integrates allopathic training rotations into core rotations.

In addition to a diverse curriculum, the program is heavily focused on surgical training. Rotations in trauma, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery serve as the foundation of our surgical training. As a core principle, the program seeks to integrate didactic education with clinical rotations. A focus on diagnosis and surgical decision-making serves as the foundation of our extensive podiatric surgical rotation.

All residents take on call shifts on a rotational basis. There is backup by senior year residents with a core faculty member responsible for all resident staff.

Yes, housing is provided to our externs.

Research is a major portion of our Podiatry residency training program. Our residents are active participants of regional and national, research and scholarly activities. Our faculty members and a dedicated Research Director work very closely with residents to encourage publications and research according to the residents' area of interest. Their role is to help develop research projects that align with each resident's area of interest.

Scholarly Activity is required for graduation. All residents are required to do Case Studies in their PGY-1 year and a Retrospective Study to be completed by the end of the PGY 3 year.

HCA provides statisticians who conduct analyses for Research projects All Residents have access to the HCA Healthcare online library, as well as clinical resources and interlibrary loans.

Our residents also have access to HCA funding specifically designated to promote research and scholarly activity, including conferences, article publications, original data research.

Wellness plays a central role in the culture of our program. We believe in a strong focus on mental and physical well-being to avoid "burnout" and allow the residents an opportunity to bond outside of clinical duties. Events are planned throughout the year, and past events have included dinners, axe throwing, barbecues, pool parties and many more.