Benefits and Compensation


  • PGY 1: $58,000
  • PGY 2: $60,000
  • PGY 3: $62,000


We offer residents several types of insurance, including:

  • Professional liability/malpractice insurance coverage (provided through Catholic Health Partners Self-Insurance Fund)
  • Medical, dental and prescription coverage (plans require minimal monthly contributions and co-pay)
  • Disability core coverage for short and long-term disability
  • Life/accidental death/dismemberment core coverage

Paid Time Off

  • PGY 1: 19 days
  • PGY 2: 19 days
  • PGY 3: 23 days

Academic Stipend

  • PGY 1: $800
  • PGY 2: $1,200
  • PGY 3: $1,200

Other Benefits

  • Meals: $500 annual meal stipend
  • Parking: Free parking for residents
  • Fitness facilities: Access to St. Rita’s fitness center
  • Reimbursements: We offer reimbursement for training certificates, Part III Boards and DEA license
  • Leave: We offer family, medical and maternity/paternity leave
  • Two lab coats (ordered by program)
  • Cellphone stipend
  • Direct payroll deposit
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Occupational health services
  • Employee Assistance Program/LifeMatters Program


To view a complete list of our current residents, click here.

What to Expect

Residency is a pinnacle point of a doctor’s journey. It is the culmination of years of study and an opportunity to develop and expand on the skills learned as a student. As a resident, it can be challenging to convey the importance of our role within the medical system. Simple definitions do not adequately describe all the qualities that a resident must possess to be a successful physician. Throughout my years at St. Rita’s as a podiatric resident, I have developed a deeper understanding of what defines a resident in our field.

As residents, we work diligently during our three years to master these skills to become competent, well-versed foot and ankle surgeons. While surgery is one focus of residency, this is not all that we do. We work within a clinic, perform wound care, provide education on diabetes and assist with inpatient and emergency room consults. This allows us to be a part of a patient’s entire journey throughout their hospital stay. It also allows us to work with other patients on an outpatient basis.

The most important training received in residency is the development of empathy and skills of compassionate patient care. Often residents in a clinic, on the hospital floor or in the emergency room work with a patient who is going through something more trying than the ailment that brings them in. In some cases, a patient has lost their job, may be going through a difficult family situation, or recently lost a loved one. It only takes an extra minute to show empathy toward a patient. Learning how to navigate these moments and provide a listening ear is invaluable to our growth in medicine. The foundation Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center has set through our attendings’ example teaches us to address the patient as a whole. This training will equip us to make an impact within any future medical communities they work in.  

Adding empathy and compassion to the definition completely describes the full scope of a podiatric surgical resident who is a medical graduate devoted to patient’s wellbeing with an emphasis in the study, diagnosis and medical/surgical treatment of all disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity. 

Lance Reeves, DPM PGY-3 Chief Resident