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A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM); a podiatrist is trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. Podiatrists have medical education and training comparable to physicians, including and typically two or three years of residency training. Podiatrists can practice surgery, sports medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, orthopedics or primary care.

The links below offer an overview of a career in podiatric medicine, the APMA, podiatric schools and admission requirements, and an electronic admission application service at e-AACPMAS.