Preparing for Podiatry School

Most Albany students will enter a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) program after graduation.  We recommend that students follow the pre-health curriculum listed on our website.

The following list should serve as a general guideline only since program requirements vary:

Common Course Requirements

General Biology w/labs                                                                       2 semesters
General Chemistry w/labs                                                                   2 semesters
Organic Chemistry w/labs                                                                   2 semesters
Physics w/labs                                                                                     2 semesters
Statistics/Calculus                                                                               1-2 semesters
English Composition                                                                           1-2 semesters

Additional Courses depending on the program:

Additional Biology coursework such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Genetics
Communication courses
Psychology
Sociology

Common Admissions Requirements:

MCAT test scores are accepted by most podiatry schools but some schools will accept GRE(Graduate Record Exam) or DAT test scores. Please check with each school.
3-4 Letters of recommendation (at least one from a podiatrist)
Minimum GPA of 3.00 + (In 2009, overall GPA was 3.3, science GPA of 3.1)
Community service and volunteer/work experience in a health care setting

How to Apply:

AACPMAS (American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service) is the central application service

Application cycle opens in August and continues to April for priority consideration.  The end of June is the final deadline for a Fall admission of the same year.

For more information about careers in podiatric medicine visit: American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM): http://www.aacpm.org/