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Podiatric Medicine

IMPORTANT: Information provided on this page describes the profession of Podiatric Medicine. Clark University does NOT offer a degree in this field.

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 Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM); AAPPM Midwinter Conference, February 23-26, 2017
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM); AAPSM Scholarship Opportunities
American Association of Hospital and Healthcare Podiatrists (AAHHP)
American Association for Women Podiatrists (AAWP)
American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM)
American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA); APMA Career Center
American Podiatric Medical Students' Association (APMSA); APMSA Grants and Scholarships; Resource Links
American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS)
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University Podiatry 3D Workshop
Careers in Podiatry Biographies
Council on Podiatric Medical Education
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Summer Podiatry Preview Program
Des Moines University Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program (HealthPASS)
FAQ About the Future of Podiatric Medicine
How to Become a Podiatrist
Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine Pre-Professional Internship Program
New York College of Podiatric Medicine Pre-Health Student Internship Program
Podiatric Medical Education
Podiatric Medicine: A Career That Fits Your Future
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
Podiatry Forums on The Student Doctor Network
Podiatry Information on The Student Doctor Network
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Internship Program
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Open House, April 1, 2017
Today's Podiatrist
Videos on Podiatry Information and Treatment
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 a talk at Clark on podiatric medicine. View a shortened version of his presentation.

DEGREE D.P.M.

PROGRAM LENGTH 4-6 years

PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS' ORGANIZATION AACPM (American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine)
AACPM FAQ
List of Podiatric Medical Colleges
Podiatry Schools
School Links

APPLICATION SERVICE AACPMAS (American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service)
AACPMAS Instructions and FAQ
AACPMAS Traffic Rules

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.