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Pre-Podiatry Toolbox

What Is Podiatry?

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) is responsible for diagnosing and treating conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Feet are complex anatomical structures, all-in-one stabilizers, shock absorbers, and propulsion engines that are instrumental to overall health and well-being. They require expert care. 

Podiatrists complete a bachelor’s degree, four years of training in podiatric medical school, and then three years of hospital residence training. Podiatrists have an opportunity to specialize in a variety of fields including surgery, sports medicine, wound care, pediatrics, diabetic care, and more.

Learn More About Podiatry



What Are Podiatry Schools Looking For?

For a better understanding of what podiatry schools are looking for from their applicants, view Admission Factors.


Application Process

View details regarding the Pre-Podiatry application process.

Admissions Test

Learn more about the MCAT and how to prepare.



Get Involved! 

In addition to gaining patient care and shadowing hours, being involved on campus is a great way to prepare for 
Dental school.  Consider joining
Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), National Health Preprofessional Honor Society, and view other Pre-Health Student Organizations.


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 Last Modified 11/21/23