What school do you attend?, because I hope we are not in the same school
I attend OCPM, you don't want me at your school? I hope i am at your school and in your class where do you go?
completely not true - at least at azpod. if they are floating around i personally have not seen them. did someone tell you they are available at azpod?
Since azpod is pretty new I only know of 1 person that currently goes to azpod and i can't stand him so I never have asked him. AZPOD is associated with midwestern D.O. right? I know a recent D.O. grad from there that says they had them so unless things have changed in the last 2 years. you should become better friends with the D.O. students when you're taking the same basic science course.
I hate when people say this.
If someone really wanted to head down the allopathic route they could so if they wanted to. That's what Caribbean medical schools are for!!!!! For the love of God! ANYONE
can get into medical school. All you need to be accepted into some of the schools is a beating heart and a check for tuition.
Please, if that's why you entered podiatry school, leave at once because you will be miserable and become that person that just bashes podiatry for the rest of their existence.
Agreed anyone can go to a caribbean med school but it has a similar stigma that podiatry I think is trying to drift away from. I did enter podiatry because I didn't want to be a D.O. I had a 3.1 gpa and a 31 mcat. I don't hate it nor am i bashing it. The basic science education just isn't on the same level as if you were at a medical school. In the long run it's not that big of a deal we'll learn the actual important stuff in clinic, residency, and beyond. i'm just being honest with myself and giving this OP an answer that he or she should hear and consider before they take the plunge into podiatry school and go a couple hundred grand in debt. I can live with being a podiatric physician even though I didn't want to be one. Even if I was in my medical profession of choice at the end of the day any branch of healthcare is a business first and I'm just operating in a different area of the same business. If you don't realize medicine is a business you should ask any pod you have shadowed or will shadow they will tell you just do what's right for the patient don't worry about the money but in these times you better put a little more worry on the money and marketing to bring in more patients and running your business or your loans for school, house, and car aren't getting paid point blank.