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Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.)

Podiatric medical schools offer the doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) degree following four years of medical training. As a general rule, the first two years of the podiatric medical school curriculum involve primarily course work, while the third and fourth years involve clinical rotations and training.

Physicians in the field of podiatric medicine strive to improve the overall health of their patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the foot and ankle. 
There are currently ten accredited podiatric medical schools in the United States. These schools graduate more than 400 podiatry students each year. These accredited podiatric medical schools are represented by the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM). The AACPM also oversees the AACPMAS. Most podiatric medical schools require students to take the MCAT, but some will allow students to take the DAT or GRE. The MCAT is overseen by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). The DAT is overseen by the American Dental Association (ADA).  The GRE is overseen by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
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In 2022, Texas opened its first podiatric medical school. Below is a table listing the names, locations and Web sites for the ten U.S. podiatric medical schools.


Web site
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburgh, TX
Arizona Podiatric Medicine Program at Midwestern University
Glendale, AZ
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
Miami Shores, FL
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
Oakland, CA
College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Des Moines University
Des Moines, IA
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York, NY
Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
Independence, OH
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
North Chicago, IL
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine Pomona, CA