I want to advise each of you to be very careful with education debt. As of September approximately 10% of borrowerd were in default on their federal education debt. Podiatry in my opinion can be a huge risk and if mannaged incorrectly can lead to a ruined life and poverty. Do your research on % of those who start pod school who get kicked out, starting incomes, job opportunities and understand that your only option may be depending on yourself to start your own practice and if you are 300k in debt when you finish residency, who is going to lend you 150k to start your own practice? better yet, guess what, even if you get the loan, you have no guarantee that patients will flock to your office at 40/week. I highly recommend that each pod student anticipate that they will not find a job and be willing to start from scratch. Good luck.