I thought some of you might find this interesting. It is from http://www.midwestern.edu/glendale/ --------------------------------- MWU has announced plans to begin development of a school of podiatric medicine. This four-year doctoral program will be the first of its kind in the state of Arizona and the only program in the Southwest. "Midwestern University is pleased to bring a program in podiatric medicine to the state of Arizona and make it an integral member of our campus community of health professionals, commented Dr. Goeppinger. "We have received tremendous support from podiatric physicians in the Vally and the state, and we intend to develop one of the strongest academic programs in the profession." Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (PDMs) are physicians and surgeons who practics on the lower extremities, primarily on feet and ankles. The active lifestyles of Arizonans and the aging population of the state contribute to the need for more podiatric physicians.