Podiatrists provide medical care for people with foot, ankle, and lower limb problems. They diagnose illnesses, treat injuries, and perform surgery involving the lower extremities. Podiatrists must earn a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree, which typically takes 4 years beyond the undergraduate degree, and then complete a 3 year surgical residency. (Health Professions Admissions Guide, NAAHP, 2017)

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Suggested Majors/Minors

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Courses to satisfy admissions requirements to podiatry schools and prepare for the MCAT

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Entrance Exam

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Applying to Podiatry Schools

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