Just did my first job shadow at a local podiatrist's clinic. It's actually a pretty busy office, two podiatrists see about 50-60 patients a day and they work four days a week with Wednesday being exclusively surgeries. I saw a variety of cool stuff, didn't really realize that the service is in such great demand and the patients seem to be really pleased (except for couple nail debridement patients from the nursing homes, they took it for granted ) But overall it's an awesome experience, the doctors explained the x-rays of couple bunion and hammertoe patients to me, while I was trying to remember what I learned in anatomy. I asked the doctor about the application process and school choices and such, he replied me that DMU is probably one of the best ones out there that will prepare you well for residency, but Western is equally awesome Hopefully I will get into Western cuz it's much closer to home and I can possibly save big bucks on living expenses. One doctor graduated from Scholl, the other from DMU, they both seem to be competent at what they are doing and the patients like them. I saw one wound care patient today as well, didn't appear to be too gross as I expected it to be. What did surprise me is that the patient is also well-informed about his medical situation, and the ulcer is placed at a higher priority than his heart condition. for being a podiatrist! I will be coming back next week as well, and I am really excited about it. It is a great field and so far I am happy with what I saw today.