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Podiatric Medicine

DESCRIPTION

A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine is the health professional who deals with the examination, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and disorders affecting the foot and lower leg. DPMs share with other physicians the legal authority to make independent professional judgments and to administer medical and surgical treatment.
American Podiatric Medical Association; Annual Meeting, July 24-27, 2014
American Podiatric Medical Students' Association
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University Podiatry 3D Workshop
Careers in Podiatry
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Summer Podiatry Preview Program
Des Moines University Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program (HealthPASS) (for sophomores and juniors interested in podiatric medicine)
FAQ About the Future of Podiatric Medicine
Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine Pre-Professional Internship Program
New York College of Podiatric Medicine Pre-Health Student Internship Program
Podiatric Education
Podiatric Medicine: A Career That Fits Your Future (YouTube video)
Podiatric Medicine Overview
Podiatric Physician and Student Mentors
Podiatrist Career Guide
Podiatrist Occupational Outlook
Podiatrist Overview
Podiatry - Another Option in Healthcare
Podiatry Book List at ePodiatry.com
Requirements to Become a Podiatrist
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Internship Program
What Is a Podiatrist?
(Additional podiatry links are located on the "Health Professions Links" page.)

Michael Troiano is a 2000 graduate of Clark University and a 2004 graduate of Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He presented an informative and insightful talk at Clark on podiatric medicine. View a shortened version of his presentation (~25MB).

DEGREE D.P.M.

PROGRAM LENGTH 4-6 years

PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS' ORGANIZATION AACPM (American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine)
Podiatry Schools

APPLICATION SERVICE AACPMAS (American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service)

ACADEMIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS One year each: Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Math (through calculus), Physics, English.
Prerequisites Table
Links to prerequisites for each U.S. podiatry school are found at the bottom of the Choosing Your Courses page.
ADMISSION EXAM MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCES Similar to medicine. Knowledge and commitment to podiatric medicine gained through experience or shadowing a practicing podiatrist.

RECOMMENDATION LETTERSHealth Professions Committee letter and a letter of recommendation from a practicing podiatrist.