1. Jwolfe5

    PA vs DO vs DPM

    Hello and welcome to my quarter life crisis. I have always thought I wanted to be a MD in the ED. After some scribing, I’ve noticed that they do less procedures than I originally thought. I like the hands on stuff. Now I dont know what I want and its stressing me out. I could try for DO, but the...
  2. F

    Carribean MD or podiatry? What are my chances?

    Hello. I am a premed student. Overall GPA of 3.4 and science of about 2.6. Not yet taken MCAT. I do have lots of patient hours, shadowing, community service, and research. Will be applying to MD schools in the Caribbean (from the big 4) and possibly podiatry schools in the US. Does it seem like...
  3. T

    Podiatrist Day to Day Life and Pay

    Hey guys so I have been following this forum for quite some time now and wanted to get some input from those in the field. I did use the search button and the data is either relatively older, or the conversation begins to go sideways and does not have the answers that I and many other pre pod...
  4. P

    Do I have a chance with Podiatry?

    I am currently in the beginning of undergrad for my bachelor's in University studies. I have previously taken a Mortuary Science one year fast track program that was only nationally accredited (but accredited by the ABFSE so it counted) and I graduated and am licensed as a Funeral...
  5. P

    MCAT for Podiatry School

    I just started studying for the mcat a few days ago, and I'm looking to apply this cycle. My goal is to take it July 10, and hopefully get 500 or above. However, I am willing to push it back to august/september or even take it july and then again in september. Do any pod students have mcat...
  6. 5

    Scholl vs NYCPM

    I recently got accepted to both Scholl and NYCPM. I’m posting to this forum because I know that most of you are residents and physicians, and know more about the real world than we students do. I was wondering, even though both schools pretty much have the same education and curriculum...
  7. DerArzt321

    WAMC D.O. 3.34cGPA 3.09sGAP 503 MCAT

    WAMC? D.O. underdawg / considering podiatry. 3.34 cGPA (3.6 from degree-granting institutions) 3.09 sGPA (3.45 from degree-granting institutions) 503 MCAT (127/125/124 (CARS)/127); retaking for a shot at 510+ in June; confident I can get at least a 505. Story: Long-time lurker on SDN. MI...
  8. K

    Rejection thread, stats?

    Worried about applying this late into the cycle, anyone been rejected from multiple schools?
  9. C

    International Pod students- prereqs and funding questions

    Hi everyone. I am currently a final year student doing my undergrad degree in podiatry. Unlike the US, my degree is a three year course. I've recently explored my options on going to podiatry school & med school. Just out of curiosity, how did you guys complete your prerequisites? In your...
  10. Mr.Dr.ProfessorPatrick

    Updated Rankings of Podiatry Schools

    1. Midwestern Arizona 2. Des Moines 3. California 4. Temple 5. Dr. William Scholl 6. Kent State 7. Barry 8. New York 9. Western I used 4 year graduation rates, pass rates on part I, part II, and part II cspe, and match rates to calculate this list. I put the most weight into 4 year graduation...
  11. J

    Scholl 3rd/4th year rotations

    Can any current Scholl students talk about their personal experiences with clinicals during their 3rd/4th year. What are the 3rd year rotations like? Do you feel that you're getting good patient exposure? Are you seeing enough patients to help you prepare for residency? Are you being exposed to...
  12. I

    Temple Hotel Accomodation

    Hello! Quick question for those who have interviewed at Temple, did you guys take advantage of the hotel accommodations they provide? Because I am trying to book a hotel for a night through the link that was sent to me (by admissions I believe...) however when I get to the...
  13. superheroGEE

    Kaiser SF Bay Area Foot & Ankle Externship Question

    My husband will be rotating at Kaiser SF for one of his externships/clerkships in April. For anyone that has rotated here, did you end early from the rotation or was it by the books with the start and end date as stated online? I know Swedish (Seattle) last year finished on a Tuesday even though...
  14. aintordinarylife

    #DiscoverPodiatricMedicine on Instagram!

    Thought I would share a list of some good Instagram accounts from pod-med influencers, official organizations, etc. to follow. Social media is an awesome way to connect with fellow students and doctors in the field, and also learn more about podiatric medicine & surgery in general (especially...
  15. WhiteBoard1111

    Des Moines University Podiatry Interview

    HI, Im not an active member and probably should be more involved with the SDN community. However, I got an interview at DMU on December 7th and wanted to find out if anyone else is planning to attend? Id love to meet before hand and get a coffee. I think its more fun and less stressful going...
  16. HappyPomme

    Need a car for school?

    For current pod students, especially Temple and Western ones, is a car necessary for everyday types of things (i.e. getting to school, running errands, etc.), or even during the clinical years? I know carpooling is an option, but Im trying to find the most "commuter-friendly" school among all...
  17. aintordinarylife

    TUSPM - Temple - Class of 2023

    This may be s u p e r early, but just committed to Temple for Fall 2019, and wanted to get the thread going! If you're also joining Class of 2023 - give a shout! (Or if you are considering TUSPM, feel free to post here with any questions, etc.) Pumped and ready for the next four years to come...
  18. X

    Should I include my culinary school transcripts?

    Hey guys, I’m in a dilemma here. Prior attending my current institution, I was actually in culinary school! I know the change is weird, but long story short: I hated it & I was there for like 2 semesters, because I realised my love for medicine & never looked back since. Now the thing is, I’ve...
  19. I

    Just submitted app, what happens next?

    So everything was in order, I submitted to 5 programs just moments ago. I read in the FAQs that the status should read "complete" before it gets placed in line for verification. My status, under each program, says received...is this because I just submitted? Or is some other step required? My...
  20. G

    Podiatry Salary Outlook

    Hey SDN, I am a health science pre med major (junior) and was looking at potential careers in the med field since it is what I want to pursue. I shadowed a cardiologist, family physician, radiologist and a podiatrist and I have to say, the podiatrist was definitely the one who was most...
  21. B

    DPM or DO/MD

    so an awkward thing happened to me this past week. I discovered podiatry. I mean, I rediscovered the path to podiatry this past week. Let me start off by saying there are so many reasons I want to be a physician. And NONE of them involve the letters at the end of my name. I have applied this...
  22. thefoothealer

    Renting NYCPM students: renting studio

    Hello NYCPM students I have a studio available for rent starting August. • 2 big bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom (shared) and all utilities included (water, gas, electricity, heat) Looking for 2 students, however depending on how comfortable you are, another student is welcome especially for cheaper...
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    Hey guys! So I know that AACPMAS opens first W of August, but I was wondering how we could prepare for that before hand? Should we start sending our transcripts and MCAT Scores? I know that the 2017-2018 application is still up, if I get started on that one would all my information transfer to...
  24. K

    MD & DO PLEASE HELP! WAMC - uGPA: 3.2, MCAT: 493 twice, 360 hours of shadowing, + more????

    1. I just wanted to get a quick idea and list of opinions on WAMC at any DO or MD school in America with the following info. 2. Is it worth doing a one year Masters Program (I was thinking MSPCS at Mercer University) to improve my cGPA and show I can do better in higher level science courses...
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  26. T

    Samuel Merritt vs. Western

    Hi all! I know there was previously a thread regarding the pros and cons about Samuel Merritt and Western but I had a different question this time (I'm sorry, this is my first time posting, I'm new to this!) I was wondering how the 3rd and 4th year rotations work for both schools. I am...
  27. docijoon

    Upcoming Pod Student got questions

    Hello Future Doctors! I'll be starting school this fall and was wondering if you could answer the following questions and provide any general tips 1) I know every student is different, but how many hours a day did you study for the 1st 2 years of school? 2) what is your most challenging...
  28. P

    Thoughts on Temple's on-campus housing?

    Was really stuck between off and on campus but eventually decided for on-campus bc of convenience and social aspect. Have any of yall lived there, and if so, do you regret it? What're some pros you get from being on-campus vs off-campus?
  29. Mister Significant

    Chances at Podiatry School

  30. Packers4lifeDPM

    AZpod Immersion Program!!! (Summer 2018)

    Attached is a flyer for the AZpod immersion program on July 19-20th this summer. If you have any questions about it, you can post on this page or PM me. There is also contact information on the flyer that is attached. Hope some of you can make it and experience how great Midwestern's Podiatry...
  31. S

    Math not part of science GPA?

    Hello! First post in the podiatry forum :) I was looking through the AACPMAS course descriptions (I can't post links yet because I'm new) and realized math wasn't under science. Is this a recent change? All the older threads I've seen about course descriptions seemed to say math/statistics was...
  32. P

    Podiatry Science GPA questions

    Hey guys. first post on the forum lol. I was wondering-i know for other grad schools like MD and Dental they include Research Independent study credits in your science gpa. Does podiatry do the same? My research gets listed as a Medicine 699 Course. these really help boost my science gpa...
  33. L

    Questions about Podiatry....

    hello everyone i hope you all are doing okay. i have a few questions for those who are currently podiatry residents or are practicing podiatrist. 1) What is the future of Podiatry? is the field growing or not growing? is there a demand for podiatrist? is it worth it to pursue podiatry now...
  34. fmcat

    The CSPM Podiatry Experience: Summer Immersion Program

    I didn't find any information about CSPM Summer Program in sdn. Has anyone got into this program? What do you think about the summer immersion program? And is it too late to apply for Summer 2018? If there's a post that I missed about this program, could you please send me the link? Thank you!!
  35. musclesmiyagi

    What is the best educational 3D anatomy computer program?

    Preferably for free or low cost and easily accessible from a personal computer.
  36. musclesmiyagi

    Working during school?

    Although advisors in my undergraduate told me not to work, while enrolled in school, I ended up relatively fine. Has anybody here done any paid work outside of work study in pod school. Is it even doable?
  37. musclesmiyagi

    Barry vs Scholl vs Temple vs DMU

    I got accepted into Barry & Scholl, currently waiting on a response from Temple, and will interview at DMU this week. I was wondering if anyone could give me insight into what you like/dislike about their programs, especially if you are a current student at one of these universities? Good...
  38. G

    DPM Students with High Admissions Stats

    I am a pre-medical student with a significant interest in podiatry. I have shadowed various physicians of many differing fields, but found podiatry the most interesting, by-far. Not at all to smear the profession, but I know many of the applicants of podiatric medical school typically do so...
  39. N

    Housing Question

    Hey guys! I have a friend who was wondering what the on campus housing situation is at the schools. She was just curious to know if most people live on campus during their first year. She basically applied to almost all of the pod schools (except for one in california and NY) and so if anyone...
  40. S

    Job interview most awkward question: "How much do you want to make?"

    I was recently interviewed at a private practice orthopedic group, and to my surprise was asked point-blank, "So how much do want to make?" I was caught quite off guard (though I probably shouldn't have been), and in my moment of fluster, spat out what the previous residents' offers were. So, to...