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
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 Medicine: A Career That Fits Your Future (YouTube video)
Podiatric Medicine Overview
Podiatric Physician and Student Mentors
Podiatrist Career Guide
Podiatrist Occupational Outlook
Podiatry - Another Option in Healthcare
Podiatry Book List at ePodiatry.com
Requirements to Become a Podiatrist
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Internship Program
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Open House, April 12, 2014
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).
|PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS' ORGANIZATION
||AACPM (American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine)
||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.
Links to prerequisites for each U.S. podiatry school are found at the bottom of the Choosing Your Courses page.
||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 LETTERS||Health Professions Committee letter and a letter of recommendation from a practicing podiatrist.