Surgery, pediatrics, sports medicine, wound care, biomechanics, and trauma: Podiatrists do it all. Use these resources to find out more about this exciting and challenging health-care career.
A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), a physician and surgeon who treats the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.
Podiatrists complete four years of training in a podiatric medical school and three years of hospital-based residency training. Their training is similar to that of other physicians. Podiatrists may go on to complete fellowship training following their residency.
Podiatrists can focus on many fields, including surgery, sports medicine, wound care, pediatrics, and diabetic care.
Learn more about prerequisites, admissions, financial aid, and more. Visit the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine.
If you would like to learn more about an exciting and rewarding career in podiatry, attend "Step into Podiatry" on Friday, July 12, during the APMA 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting. This special, free event will give you the opportunity to interact with current podiatric medical students, attend a cadaver lab, and get an overall feel for this exciting and diverse profession!