Podiatry (DPM)

Overview

Podiatrists (Doctors of Podiatry, DPMs) are specialists concerned with prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries, diseases, and disorders affecting the human foot and its related structures. Most podiatrists work in private practice, but more are forming group practices with other podiatrists and health care professionals.

Podiatrists specialize in areas such as:

  • Sports medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Dermatology
  • Radiology
  • Diabetic foot care

As primary care professionals, they are often the first to detect vascular, cardiopulmonary, endocrine, and ontological diseases

While at CSU

These courses are provided as GENERAL pre-requisites and may not represent a complete list of requirements.  It is the student’s responsibility to check with each professional school in order to determine specific pre-requisites courses and equivalencies for each institution.
Requirement Recommended CSU Course(s)
General Biology, 2 semesters w/ labs LIFE102 or BZ110; one additional lab-based biology course
General Chemistry, 2 semesters w/ labs CHEM 111/112 and CHEM 113/114
Organic Chemistry, 2 semesters w/ labs CHEM 341 and CHEM 343/344
General Physics, 2 semesters w/ labs PH 121 and PH 122 or PH 141 and PH 142
Mathematics – Calculus, 1 semester MATH 155 or MATH 160
English Composition, 2 semesters CO150, CO 300
Highly recommended courses BC 351, BMS 300, BMS 301, BIO 310, OT 215

Programs and Preperation

Accredited Programs:

 

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine http://www.aacpm.org/html/collegelinks/cl_schools.asp

Admissions Tests

Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT):  www.aamc.org/students/mcat/start.htm

 

Graduate Record Exam (GRE):   www.gre.org

Application Services

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service (AACPMAS):  http://portal.aacpmas.org

Associations

American Podiatric Medicine Association: http://www.apma.org/

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine: www.aacpm.org