Podiatry Requirements

  • Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) are responsible for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions associated with the ankle and foot.

  • There are currently eight Colleges of Podiatric Medicine and more than 200 hospitals and institutions available for postdoctoral training in the field.

  • There is no particular major required to enter podiatric training although a strong background in science is highly recommended. It is the applicant's responsibility to research each school and
    review recommended coursework in addition to verifying the prerequisites listed below. Application dates and deadlines may vary.

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree is strongly encouraged and the MCAT is required for admission. Some schools will accept the DAT in place of the MCAT.

  • Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the pre-professional advisor early in their academic career to discuss plans of study, student involvement, the application process to professional
    school, etc.


U of M Course

 Actual minimum semester hours required by all
Colleges of Podiatric Medicine

General Biology

BIOL 1110/1111
BIOL 1120/1121


General Chemistry

CHEM 1110/1111
CHEM 1120/1121


Organic Chemistry

CHEM 3311/3301
CHEM 3312/3302


General Physics

PHYS 2010/2011
PHYS 2020/2021


English Composition

ENGL 1010
ENGL 1020