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Welcome and step into your future!. CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE. Topics. What is podiatry? Applying to podiatry school. Life as a podiatric student and beyond. What is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)?.

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Welcome and step into your future

Welcome and step into your future!

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE


Topics
Topics

  • What is podiatry?

  • Applying to podiatry school.

  • Life as a podiatric student and beyond.


What is a doctor of podiatric medicine dpm
What is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)?

  • A physician and surgeon qualified to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg.


What are the qualifications of a podiatrist
What are the qualifications of a podiatrist?

  • Podiatrists are defined as physicians by the federal government.

  • Podiatrists receive medical education and training comparable to medical doctors.

  • Podiatrists are the only doctors to receive specialized medical and surgical training and board specialization of the lower extremity.


The sub specialties of podiatry
The sub-specialties of podiatry:

  • Palliative/Primary Care

  • Biomechanics/Sports Medicine

  • Pediatrics

  • Geriatrics

  • Wound Care

  • Surgery

  • Trauma

  • Forensic Podiatry

  • Education/Research











Why choose podiatry
Why Choose Podiatry

  • Podiatrists work with all systems

  • Increasing demand

  • Lifestyle

  • Salary

    • Forbes 25 highest paying jobs

    • Mean Annual Wage: $118, 500


Applying to podiatry school requirements
Applying to Podiatry school: Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 90 semester hours

  • Prerequisites

    • Biology 8-12 *

    • Chemistry (General or Inorganic) 8

    • Biochemistry 8 units *

    • Organic 8

    • Physics 8

    • English 6-8 *

    • Liberal arts 12 *



Applying to podiatry school when do i apply
Applying to podiatry school: When do I apply?

  • Apply through AACPM (American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine)

    • www.aacpm.org

  • Open to applicants in early August

  • Priority Applications by April 1

  • Deadline June 30


Applying to podiatry school statistics 2009
Applying to podiatry school: Statistics (2009)

  • GPA

    • Science 3.1

    • Non-science 3.4

    • Overall 3.3

  • MCAT

    • Verbal Reasoning 7.3

    • Physical Science 7.1

    • Biological Science 7.7


Applying to podiatry school colleges
Applying to Podiatry School: Colleges

  • Arizona Podiatric Medicine Program

  • Barry College of Podiatric Medicine

  • California Podiatric Medical School

  • Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery


  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine

  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine

  • Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine

  • Temple College of Podiatric Medicine

  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine


What to expect in podiatry school
What to expect in podiatry school

  • 4 years podiatry school

  • 3 years residency


What to expect in podiatry school courses
What to expect in podiatry school: Courses

  • Fall I

    • Introduction to Human Anatomy/Embryology

    • Human Anatomy I

    • Physiology

    • Biochemistry I

    • Histology

  • Total Units: 20 units


What to expect in podiatry school courses1
What to expect in podiatry school: Courses

  • Spring I

    • Lower Extremity Anatomy

    • Human Anatomy II

    • Physiology II

    • Biochemistry II

    • Neuroscience

    • Introduction to Clinical Medicine

    • Biomechanics I

  • Total Units: 24 units


What to expect in podiatry school courses2
What to expect in podiatry school: Courses

  • Fall II

    • General Medicine I

    • Biomechanics II

    • Radiology I

    • Podiatric Surgery I

    • Podiatric Medicine I

    • Pathology I

    • Pharmacology I

    • Research Methods

  • Total Units: 23 units


What to expect in podiatry school courses3
What to expect in podiatry school: Courses

  • Spring II

    • General Medicine II

    • Biomechanics III

    • Radiology II

    • Podiatric Surgery I

    • Podiatric Medicine II

    • Immunology

    • Pathology II

    • Pharmacology II

  • Total Units: 21 units


What to expect in podiatry school 2 nd year clinics
What to expect in podiatry school: 2nd year clinics

  • Clinical Skills

  • Biomechanics

  • Simulation Center

  • General Medicine

  • Homeless Clinic

  • Highland Hospital

  • Laguna Honda


What to expect in podiatry school courses4
What to expect in podiatry school: Courses

  • Fall III

    • General Medicine III

    • Podiatric Surgery III

    • Public Health/Jurisprudence

    • Dermatology I

  • Total Units: 10.5


What to expect in podiatry school courses5
What to expect in podiatry school: Courses

  • Spring III

    • General Medicine IV

    • Podiatric Trauma

    • Pediatrics

    • Dermatology

    • Neurology

  • Total Units: 10.5


What to expect in podiatry school 3 rd year clinic
What to expect in podiatry school: 3rd year clinic

  • Surgery 4 months

  • Diabetic Wound Care 2 months

  • Highland Hospital 2 months

  • General Medicine 1 month

  • Biomechanics 1 month

  • Private Office Clerkship 1 month


What to expect in podiatry school 4 th year clinic
What to expect in podiatry school: 4th year clinic

  • CSPM

  • Maricopa Medical Center Arizona Care

  • VA Albuquerque Medical Center Core

  • VA Salt Lake City Core

  • VA Tacoma/Madigan Army Hospital Core


Residency
Residency

3 Year Surgical Residency

  • 1st Year

    • General Surgery

    • Includes Research and Internal Medicine

  • 2nd Year

    • Podiatric Surgery

    • Orthopedics

  • 3rd Year

    • Podiatric Surgery

    • Practice Management


Podiatry school why i chose cspm
Podiatry school: why i chose cspm

  • Small Class Sizes

  • Early Clinical Experience

  • Pioneering Faculty in Biomechanics

  • Simulation Center

  • School/Community Involvement




Pioneering faculty in biomechanics
Pioneering faculty in biomechanics

  • Dr. Landsman

    • Research

    • Harvard Faculty

  • Dr. Kirby

    • Kirby Medial Skive

  • Dr. Blake

    • Inverted Blake Orthotic





Financial Aid will not only cover the cost of

tuition…

Financial Aid will also cover the costs of living

while you are in school, therefore our students can

concentrate on their studies.


INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

  • American Podiatric Medical Associate (APMA)

  • Foundation for Excellence (FFE)

  • Wong Podiatric Medicine Endowed Scholarship

  • Lowe Endowed Scholarship

  • PICA

  • Podiatric Medicine Scholarship

  • SMU Podiatric Medicine Scholarship

  • CSPM Alumni & Associates Endowed Fund

  • Sharon Clark Diaz Scholarship

  • Faculty Scholarship


Summer opportunity with cspm podiarty 3d workshop
SUMMER OPPORTUNITY WITH CSPM!! PODIARTY 3D WORKSHOP

July 20th – July 22nd

Learn clinical skills such as suturing and casting!

Shadow Students during clinical rotations!

Take a practice MCAT offered by Kaplan!

Attend lab and lectures on topics related to the foot and ankle given by CSPM instructors!

Application Deadline

May 1st 2011

For application and more information:

www.samuelmerritt.edu/pod3d


Contacts:

Marta Goliak (Presenter)

[email protected]

Andre Singleton (Admission)

[email protected]

Dr. David Tran (Admission)

[email protected]

Tanya Grigg (Financial Aid)

[email protected]


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