A lot of people in their profiles (myspace, facebook, orkut) or emails or correspondance use the term "MEDICAL SCHOOL" (without any reference to Podiatry School). Even though that is 100% true that we attend allopathic school and have full right to say we go to Medical School. But isnt it kind misleading to general public (especially when we post on public sites) when we say we are going to Medical School or done with 1st year of Medical School. I feel by just using "medical school" we are losing our own identity as Podiatric medical student. A MD first yr who is on my facebook list was kind of irritated when he saw some Pods posting they go to Medical school without even one mention of Podiatric medicine. I mean if someone says they attend Medical School and pursuing podiatry it still make sense but just using "I attend Medical school". how fair is this and acceptable to our MD friends and to general public. yeah general public is not well versed with our degree. but shudnt we be educating them rather than saying we go to Medical school. Our schools are named "xyz.. school of Podiatric medcine" or "College of Podiatry". So why should we just say "medical school". Especially now that we are done with 1st year. What do other fellow pod students and residents think abt this topic.I personally never ever use "Medical school" when i describe my career interests. I am proud of what i do and make sure the people around me know what iam doing. I am a Podiatry Student who just finished 1st yr of Podiatric School not a med student who finished 1st year of medical school (just compare these two statemnts). PS: I'am not discussing the logic of Allopathic medicine here. my stress is "Are we indirectly misleading public by just saying Medical school and not even mentioning one slight hint of Podiatry"?