Podiatry schools are graduate professional schools that award the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree. Graduates of Podiatry school are physicians who are qualified to treat the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. While only three years of undergraduate preparation are required for admission to Podiatry school, a Bachelor's degree will better prepare a student for the rigors of the Podiatry school curriculum.
Courses for Podiatry School Preparation
Podiatry schools are very similar with respect to the course requirements for admission. A variety of commonly required and recommended courses have been compiled for student reference. Provided the necessary required courses for admission are fulfilled, any Bachelor's program would be an acceptable choice. Two choices that include most of the required courses for admission to Podiatry school are the Bachelor of Science in Biology and the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. (If majoring in Biology, a Chemistry minor should be strongly considered. If majoring in Chemistry, a Biology minor should be strongly considered.) To be certain that all required courses are completed in a timely fashion, a recommended schedule of courses has also been provided. Interested students should still consult the desired Podiatry school(s) for specific course requirements. See our Podiatry School Preparation Checklist.
Podiatry School Admissions Test
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required for admissions consideration to Podiatry schools.
Application for Podiatry School Admission
The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service (AACPMAS) is utilized by many Podiatry schools throughout the nation for admissions application processing.