Preparing for a Career in Podiatry
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 Medical School 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 or 141/143
CHEM 152 or 142/144
|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
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.