The professional education of a podiatrist is obtained at one of the seven Colleges of Podiatric Medicine in the U.S., where the curriculum typically takes four years to complete. Students graduate as a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM). Most graduates seek an optional internship or residency program.

Each podiatry school has a set of prerequisites that must be completed (with letter grades) before admission to that school. For a complete list of podiatry schools and their prerequisites, consult the handbook:

AACPMAS College Information Booklet comes with application

Podiatry Resources

For information on the publication described above or other publications related to colleges of podiatric medicine, meetings and conferences, career information, externships and residency programs, and licensing, contact American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine

To request an application or to obtain more information about applying or podiatric colleges, contact AACPM Career Center Information Request

For information about membership and benefits of the American Podiatric Medical Students' Association, meetings, and links to the seven U.S. podiatric colleges, contact American Podiatric Medical Students' Association

For information about membership in the American Podiatric Medical Association, foot health, the Journal of the APMA, and help finding a podiatrist, contact American Podiatric Medical Association