SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hey, I was hoping to get some more info about podiatry. A) I'm curious to know in terms of workload, stress level, and format, how do podiatry schools compare to medical schools. I know it's kind of a difficult question to answer b/c it's unlikely that anyone would have experience in both, but what have you heard/experienced when it comes to the academics, the first four years, and the ensuing residency of the Podiatary route? B) I've seen online GPA/MCAT score averages for Podiatric schools, but the numbers were a little out of date. One source said that the mean GPA/MCAT was 3.1/21. With US medical schools getting increasingly competative, I'm wondering whether this trend extends to Podiatric schools as well. I was wondering if anyone would volunteer their stats (not necessarily just GPA/MCAT) or any advice or info they have on the admissions process. C) How much autonomy does a Podiatrist have compared to an MD or Nurse? It seems like Podiatrists are like foot/ankle-specializing doctors, with little difference in their educational structure or level of autonomy within their specialty. Is this true? Thanks guys.