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for Healthcare Education at Miami University

Preparing for a Career as a Podiatrist


Once you have decided to pursue a career in podiatry, you should:


Coursework

Podiatry School Requirement - Miami Equivalent

English (1 year)
ENG 111, 112
Biology (1 year with lab)
BIO/MBI 115, 116
General Chemistry (1 year with lab)
CHM 141, 142, 144, 145
Organic Chemistry (1 year with lab)
CHM 241, 242, 244, 245
or
CHM 251, 252, 254, 255
Physics (1 year with lab)
PHY 171, 172, 173, 174 or PHY 181, 182, 183, 184

Additional Requirements

Please be advised that there may be course requirements in addition to the list above. Be sure to review each podiatry school's website to ensure you will meet the requirements for those to which you will apply.

Admission to podiatry schools is competitive and schools choose among many qualified applicants. Evaluation of candidates is based largely on objective criteria. A high overall and science GPA are important. Other important factors are:

  • competitive Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores, or competitive scores on an alternative test accepted by the schools to which you are applying (see below)
  • strong letters of reference
  • evidence of leadership potential as demonstrated by a few carefully chosen extracurricular activities
  • well-developed interpersonal skills

Applying to Podiatric Medicine School

Application to podiatry school is through the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service (AACPMAS). The MCAT is required, although some schools may accept the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the Dental Admissions Test (DAT), the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT), or the Optometry Admissions Test (OAT) in lieu of the MCAT. Students should verify which tests are acceptable with the schools to which they are interested in applying.

 

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