Choosing podiatry school

Discussion in 'Podiatry Students' started by dinosaur190, Dec 26, 2005.

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  1. dinosaur190

    dinosaur190 New Member

    Dec 26, 2005
    I have one semester left to complete my undergraduate degree and am thinking about applying to podiatry school for the entering class of fall 2007. I will have a B.S. in Nutrition w/ a chem minor from UF, and currently have a 3.9 sci GPA and 3.85 cum. Any advice/info on the things I could do to strengthen my application and my chances for acceptance (and possibly scholarship) to podiatry school would be helpful.

    Thanks in advance.
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  3. HooahDOc

    HooahDOc 10+ Year Member

    Jun 23, 2003
    I don't think you'll have a problem getting in, so long as you score a 20+ on the MCAT.
  4. doclm

    doclm Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    Farmington Hills, MI
    Your GPA looks excellent!! :)

    All you need is the pre-req's for medical school: Biology, Chem, Physics, English. And have an OK MCAT and you should be fine. Some schools allow other tests like the GRE or DAT, but personally I would take the MCAT because all schools accept it. Like was posted previously, if you have >20 MCAT you should be able to get into any DPM school.

    When it gets closer to the application date next sept., you should apply early to get scholarships. With your GPA you should be eligible for some good scholarships. For example, I applied in the middle of Oct this last year and got into Scholl's with a 50% tuition scholarship ( I consider Scholl one of the best POD schools). Also, I got into Barry University with a $6000 scholarship each year if I keep a B average.

    My Stats: Human Biology B.S., Chem minor
    GPA: 3.8
    MCAT: 19L
    20L (4VR :eek: )

    So if you apply early next year you should be able to get into any school you want, probably with a good scholarship.

    Good Luck :thumbup:
  5. doclm

    doclm Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    Farmington Hills, MI
    Also, I forgot to mention that your GPA plays a large role in getting into a POD school and getting a scholarship. You can find this info on the admission pages of the school your interested in. I know that if your appl. looks good and there are still scholarships avaliable Scholl will give you a 50% tuition if your GPA is 3.6 and up.
  6. jonwill

    jonwill Podiatrist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Sep 21, 2005
    Shadow, shadow, and shadow! You've got good stats but upon interviewing, they will want to see that you have a basic idea of what pods do. They will also want to know ways that you've taken an interest in podiatric medicine. Shadowing a podiatrist is a perfect way to accomplish both of these.

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