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Discussion in 'Podiatry Students' started by teambringit, May 18, 2014.

  1. teambringit

    teambringit 2+ Year Member

    Dec 28, 2013
    Is there any current podiatry students that entered school without a bachelors?
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  3. Ankle Breaker

    Ankle Breaker Senior Member Podiatrist 7+ Year Member

    Sep 24, 2010
    I know of two who entered into my class without a bachelor's degree. Scholl awards bachelor of science degrees to individuals who complete and pass their first year of coursework. Therefore these students will have bachelor degrees along with their doctorate upon graduation from podiatry school.
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  4. FootAndAnkle

    FootAndAnkle 2+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2013
    Yes, there are, though that's not really an advisable plan in most circumstances.
  5. newfeet

    newfeet Podiatrist 5+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2012
    Upstate New York
    Yea my class president entered school without a bachelors.
  6. ToeTickler323


    Feb 20, 2014
    Two in my temple class entered with no bachelors degrees and exited before 2nd year.
  7. podiatrysurgery


    Jan 27, 2014
    You don't need one, dpm schools accept everyone that apply,
    I remember a guy that he only spoke Russian and a girl that only spoke Korean they got accepted. They didn't last pass the first semester but they were in
    There were even people in my class w political science an psychology majors
  8. T13ones

    T13ones 2+ Year Member

    May 1, 2014

    Well damn, in that case I wish I would have applied right out of high school. What a waste of four years.
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  9. pacpod

    pacpod Administrator Podiatrist 7+ Year Member

    To clarify, MD/DO/DPM do not require a bachelors for admission. They are highly recommended but the requirement (last I saw) is 90 credit hours with 8 credits of biology, gen chem, organic chem, and physics.
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  10. FootAndAnkle

    FootAndAnkle 2+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2013
    It's quite uncommon to graduate high school with 90 hours of college credit - you must have gone to a very unique school. Was it some sort of special program in conjunction with a college?
  11. FootAndAnkle

    FootAndAnkle 2+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2013
    I do hope any pre-med students who read this realize "highly recommended" means matriculating into an M.D./D.O. schools without an undergraduate degree is essentially impossible (except in the rarest of extraordinary, nontraditional circumstances).
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2014
  12. T13ones

    T13ones 2+ Year Member

    May 1, 2014
    Pardon my sarcasm, I was just poking a little fun at the remark that podiatrysurgery made about it not mattering if you have a bachelors because DPM schools "accept everyone". :) sometimes its tough to send a sarcastic tone across the internet haha.
  13. FootAndAnkle

    FootAndAnkle 2+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2013
    Sorry, I hadn't noticed podiatrysurgery's comment as much so I didn't pick up on the sarcasm. I know there are supposed to be programs to help decrease the time needed for school, but 90 hours was more than I had heard of before!
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2014
  14. T13ones

    T13ones 2+ Year Member

    May 1, 2014
    haha Its absolutely fine the sarcastic tone gets lost sometimes out in the interweb, but 90 hours of college credit sure seems like a lot for a high school junior/senior but hey what would I know Im just a pod student :)
  15. Hey sorry to bump an old thread but i'm in a similar situation..
    I'm going into my 4th year but i already have 100 credits..I'll of course finish my undergrad but i won't be done all my courses until the end of June. I wanna apply in January right after my MCAT score comes in.
    I guess my question is are POD schools ok with my bachelor's being "pending" at the time of application? I mean, i'll actually be done my bachelor's in June 2015, even though i'm applying in January 2015.
  16. SLCpod

    SLCpod Staff Member Moderator 5+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2011
    The West
    That is how most people do it. The schools understand this. You just send your transcripts to them when you have graduated.
  17. Pod Zilla

    Pod Zilla 2+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 2014
    What SLCpod said.

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