Podiatrists provide medical and surgical care for people with problems in the lower extremities. They diagnose illnesses, treat injuries and perform surgery. Some podiatrists spend most of their time performing surgery, such as foot and ankle reconstruction, while others may specialize in sports medicine, pediatrics, or diabetic foot care.
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine programs generally expect students to have completed an undergraduate degree, and may specifically require a Bachelor of Science. Pre-podiatric students must take introductory courses in chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics.
For a more in-depth list of required coursework consult our Pre-Podiatric Curriculum.
A GPA of 3.0 (overall and in science courses) is required for a committee interview.