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Podiatric Medicine


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.

Admission Information
American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM)
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM); AAPSM Scholarship Opportunities
American Association for Women Podiatrists (AAWP); AAWP Scholarship
American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS)
American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (ABMSP)
American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM)
American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine (ACFAOM)
American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics (ACFAP)
American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA); Student Resources
American Podiatric Medical Students' Association (APMSA); APMSA Scholarships and Grants; Resource Links
American Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)
American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS)
Applicant GPA Averages By Year; Matriculant GPA Averages By Year
Applicant MCAT Averages By Year; Matriculant MCAT Averages By Year
Applicant Statistics
Become a Podiatrist
Becoming a Podiatric Physician
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University CSPM Podiatry Experience Summer Immersion Program
Council on Podiatric Medical Education
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Podiatry Preview Program
Des Moines University Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program (HealthPASS)
Discover Podiatric Medicine Brochure
Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards
Financial Aid Advice
Future of Podiatric Medicine FAQ
Internship Programs
Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine Pre-Professional Internship Program
Mentors Network
New York College of Podiatric Medicine Pre-Health Student Internship Program
Podiatric Medical College Information Book
Podiatric Medicine: A Career That Fits Your Future
Podiatric Medicine as a Career
Podiatric Medicine Interview
Podiatric Medicine Overview
Podiatric Physician Salary Range
Podiatrist Career Guide
Podiatrist Occupational Outlook
Podiatrist Overview
Podiatrist Salary Information
Podiatry - Another Option in Healthcare
Podiatry Book List at
Podiatry Career
Podiatry Forums on The Student Doctor Network
Podiatry Information and Treatment Videos
Podiatry Information on The Student Doctor Network
Podiatry Student Profiles
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Internship Programs
Today's Podiatrist
(Additional podiatry links are located on the "Health Professions Links" page.)

Michael Troiano, a 2000 graduate of Clark University and a 2004 graduate of Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, presented a talk at Clark on podiatric medicine. View a shortened version of his presentation.



PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS' ORGANIZATION AACPM (American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine)
Accredited U.S. Podiatric Medical Schools
Podiatric Medical Colleges
Podiatry Schools

APPLICATION SERVICE AACPMAS (American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service)
AACPMAS Applicant Help Center
AACPMAS Traffic Rules

ACADEMIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS One year each: Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Math (through calculus), Physics, English.
Prerequisites Table (See PDF page 22 of Podiatric Medical College Information Book, which is listed as page 32 of the book.)
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.