Anyone know why podiatry is not a post MD/DO specialty and instead it has its own school? I mean just looking in here it seems podiatrists can prescribe drugs do surgeries and a lot more things so then what's different about the feet to set it apart from the rest of the body? I mean I can understand optometrists since they don't deal with any medical problems, just dx refer and prescribe glasses. But it seems podiatrists are just like MD/DO with a podiatry residency. Is treating the feet that hard that you need to focus on it completely?