Preparing for a Career in Podiatry

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Academic Requirements

There are nine schools of Podiatric Medicine in the United States.  Required courses are fairly consistent among the colleges, but students should check individual school web sites to be sure that they are meeting the prerequisites for admission.

Podiatric MedicalSchool Prerequisites
 

Requirement General Description U of A Course Numbers
Biology 8 Semester Hours Biology

MCB 181R & 181L

ECOL 182 R & 182L

General (Inorganic) Chemistry 8 Semester Hours Chemisty

CHEM 151

CHEM 152

Organic Chemistry 8 Semester Hours Organic Chemisty

CHEM 241A & 243A

CHEM 241B & 243B

Physics 8 Semester Hours Physics

PHYS 102&181 and PHYS 103&182

(other levels of Physics may fulfill the requirement as well)

English 6 Semester Hours

English 101& 102 or

English 109H & additional English class, usually composition

 

Application Pathway

The test required for admission to Podiatry Schools is the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).  There are two schools which will accept the Dental Admission Test (DAT) or the MCAT.

The centralized application service for Podiatry Schools is the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service (AACPMAS).  The Application Service (AACPMAS) begins processing admission applications the first Wednesday in August each year for Fall admission the following year. Deadline Dates are as follows: For priority consideration April 1st of each year for the upcoming Fall admission. The final application deadline date is June 30th of each year for Fall admission of the same year.

Other admission requirements include letters of recommendation which are to be sent directly to the colleges, as well as personal interviews. 

Resources

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More information from the Colleges of Podiatric Medicine

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