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.
What Are Podiatry Schools Looking For?
For a better understanding of what podiatry schools are looking for from their applicants, view Admission Factors.
View details regarding the Pre-Podiatry application process.
Learn more about the MCAT and how to prepare.
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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