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.
- Overview of a Career in Podiatry - Career description, employment characteristics, salary, employment outlook, educational programs, licensure and certification, and inquiries contact information.
- American Podiatric Medical Association - Qualifications, board certification, careers in podiatry, and kinds of conditions and diseases treated by podiatrists.
- Frequently asked questions about Podiatry - American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine FAQ's, with characteristics of podiatric medicine school students.
- Podiatry Schools and Links to Individual Schools - Selected list of U.S. podiatry schools with links.
- AACPM Application Service (e-AACPMAS) for Podiatry - Link to current application provided by the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service.