Career Options - Podiatry

Podiatrists are professionals devoted to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. While Doctors of Podiatric Medicine specialize in these areas, they also focus on general health since foot and ankle problems may stem from systemic problems. DPMs enroll in a four year podiatry program, followed by a 2-3 year residency. 

Students interested in studying Podiatric Medicine are required to take:

  • 8 semester credit hours of Biology
  • 8 semester credit hours of Chemistry (General/Inorganic)
  • 8 semester credit hours of Organic Chemistry
  • 8 semester credit hours of Physics
  • 6 semester credit hours of English

Traditionally, the MCAT has been the only standardized test required for admission however, some colleges will accept other test scores such as the GRE or DAT.  Please check the policy of each individual college that you interested in to see which test or tests they accept.

Please stop in our office for more detailed information about specific Podiatry programs.
You may also visit the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine website at