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Podiatric Medicine. New York College of Podiatric Medicine. What is podiatric medicine?. Podiatric medicine is the highly specialized branch of medicine dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and disorders affecting the foot, ankle, and lower extremities.

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podiatric medicine

Podiatric Medicine

New York College of Podiatric Medicine

what is podiatric medicine
What is podiatric medicine?

Podiatric medicine is the highly specialized branch of medicine dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and disorders affecting the foot, ankle, and lower extremities.

lower extremity and foot facts
Lower Extremity and Foot Facts

Feet are complex anatomical structures, all-in-one stabilizers, shock absorbers, and propulsion engines that are instrumental to overall health and well-being

  • ¼ of all the bones in your body are in your feet
  • Each foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons
  • You take between 8,000 and 10,000 steps every day or 115,000 miles in a lifetime
more facts
More Facts
  • Running puts 3 to 4 times your body weight on your feet
  • 75% of Americans will experience serious foot problems
  • Women have four times as many foot problems as men
  • The lower extremities may be the first area to show signs of serious conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and Peripheral Vascular Disease
what is a dpm
What is a DPM?

Doctors of Podiatric Medicine are the only doctors to receive specialized medical and surgical training and board certification in the care of the lower extremity. They conduct physical examinations, prescribe medications, and treat patients in a myriad of sub-specialties

sports medicine
Sports Medicine
  • Strapping
  • Injection therapy
  • Trauma Injuries
    • Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
dermatology
Dermatology

Lesions

Infections

Melanoma

orthopedics
Orthopedics
  • Gait analysis
  • Orthotic Devices
    • Offloading
  • Biomechanical Exams
  • Pediatrics
podo pediatrics
Podo-Pediatrics
  • Clubfoot
  • Toe walking
  • Digital deformity
  • Gait disorders
diabetic wound care
Diabetic Wound Care

According to recent studies, compared to other health-care professionals, podiatrists are best equipped to treat lower extremity complications from diabetes, prevent amputations, and reduce hospitalizations

surgical procedures performed for
Surgical Procedures performed for…
  • Flat foot
  • Bunions
  • Hammer Toes
  • Neuromas
  • Fractures/Trauma
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
where do dpms work
Where do DPMs Work?
  • Private or group practices
  • Hospitals
  • Sports Industry
  • Medical Schools
  • Research facilities
  • Consultant firms
  • Government
  • Public Health
  • Veteran’s Administration
the podiatric advantage
The Podiatric Advantage
  • Limited on-call hours
  • Allows for a family-friendly lifestyle
  • Fewer life-threatening cases=lower mortality rate
  • Provide immediate relief of pain
  • Help people improve their quality of life
job outlook
Job Outlook
  • Employment of podiatrists is expected to increase 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • There are more and more foot problems as a result of growing obesity, diabetes, aging and active lifestyles (Center for Health Workforce Studies)
  • Median salary is $195,000
  • Ranked 12th highest paid occupation by the U.S. Department of Labor
about the college
About the College

First podiatric medical school

  • Graduated more than 25% of all DPMs
  • Foot Center of New York on-site
  • Located in Manhattan
  • 4-year Medical School
nycpm program
NYCPM Program
  • 1st year: Preclinical Sciences
  • 2nd year: Preclinical Sciences and Intro to Clinical Sciences and Podiatric Medicine; Board 1
  • 3rd year: Clinical Rotations in the Foot Center of New York and affiliated hospitals; access to 65,000 patients
  • 4th year: (5) Month-long Externships in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery; Rotation in Senior Podiatric Surgery; Clerkships in General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, CHR; Board 2
research opportunities
Research Opportunities

Available in various subjects including:

  • Biomechanics
  • Podo-pediatrics
  • Anatomy
  • Pathology
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Vascular System
  • Current studies include:
  • Anatomic study of the transverse occipital ligament with clinical relevance
  • Prevention of amputations secondary to diabetic foot ulcers
  • Utilizing brain stimulation to determine alterations in electrical patterns
  • Use of rocker sole shoes to alleviate discomfort associated with halluxlimitus
residencies and fellowships
Residencies and Fellowships
  • Required 3-year residency
  • Residencies across the U.S.
    • Scripps-Mercy
    • Inova
    • West Penn
    • Cambridge
    • Yale
  • Post-Residency Fellowships
    • Wound Care
    • Limb Salvage
    • Sports Medicine
    • Trauma
january class
January Class
  • Only Podiatric Medical School to offer January start
  • Degree is completed in 4.5 years
  • Tuition and fees are prorated
dual degree dpm mph program
Dual Degree DPM/MPH Program

Dually sponsored DPM/MPH Program with Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • Complete both degrees in 4 – 4.5 years
  • Classes taken in conjunction at NYCPM and MSSM
  • Clinic rotations/field work starting in third year
programs for prospective students
Programs for Prospective Students
  • Pre-Health Student Internship
  • DPM Network – Shadowing
  • Exploratory Visit
  • Open House: October 26th 9am-2pm
admissions requirements
Admissions Requirements
  • Pre-Requisites

Biology (lecture and lab) One academic year

Chemistry (lecture and lab) One academic year

Organic Chemistry (lecture and lab) One academic year

Physics (lecture and lab) One academic year

English One academic year

  • MCAT
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation or

Pre-Health Committee Evaluation

application procedure
Application Procedure
  • Apply online using AACPMAS, which can be accessed at www.nycpm.edu
  • Official Transcripts sent to AACPMAS
  • Official MCAT scores released to AACPMAS
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted to NYCPM by mail, Interfolio, or VirtualEval
  • Deadlines for applications
    • September Class – Priority deadline, April 1st
    • January Class – November 30th
the nycpm advantage
The NYCPM Advantage
  • 6:1 student to professor ratio
  • Visiting faculty from prestigious medical schools in NYC
  • Superior Board pass rate
  • Very diverse patient population
  • iPad mini
  • Video Capture System
  • Virtual Microscopy
  • Computer Based Testing
  • Affordable student housing
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Clinical affiliations with major hospitals in NYC, throughout the US, India, Israel, Ireland, and Australia
for more information
For More Information

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)

aacpm.org

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

apma.org

Whitney Smith

wsmith@nycpm.edu

212-410-8055

nycpm.edu

Enrollment@nycpm.edu

800.526.6966