For those of you current Scholl students, I was wondering what the typical schedule is like for 1st year pods. I'm speaking in terms of start times, end times, and number of classes for the day - just a rough estimate. Also, was it harder for you former college "semester" people to get acquainted with the "quarter" schedule. Just trying to get a feel for what I will be in for come this fall Secondly, this question goes out to all pod and pre-pod students. I know there are other threads that talk about why people decide to go into podiatry. After making a big decision between pod and DO school and many confusing times, I finally feel that I've made the right decision - for many reasons. My question to all of you, though, is this: have you ever had other people (family, friends, acquaintances from the past, random strangers, etc.) annoyingly ask you "Why would you ever want to go into THAT field?" or "How did you ever come across something like THAT?" The reason I ask is that since day one of chosing this field, I've gotten nothing but negative feedback from people who obviously have no idea what they're talking about. Not from my parents, though - they're super proud. I'm really happy with and proud of my decision - and I know I shouldn't really let what others say affect that - but after hearing this countless times, it does get annoying after awhile (ie. how many of you have had to clarify that you WILL in fact be a doctor and that podiatry school is just as hard as and as long as an MD or DO med school?) Basically, if you have, what have you said to these ignorant people? Finally, I apologize if there is a thread for a topic like one of these somewhere else. I'm a compulsive SDN checker, but it's definitely possible that I could have missed it!