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Podiatry with the opportunity to be MD?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by emdeetwobee, Jul 28, 2001.

  1. emdeetwobee

    emdeetwobee Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 4, 2001
    I haven't any podiatry mail, but one of my close friends received something from a podiatry school in New York that was interesting. She said that there was a special program being offered that will lead to an M.D. degree after getting the degree in podiatry. I don't know if she's going thru with it, but it sounds like a good "backup" for many. She did say that class of 2001 is still open?! Is this true? Does anybody have any info on this?
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  3. Fairy tale... I am afraid... I could be wrong though... But anything can lead to an M.D., you can apply for M.B.A, and after that you can apply for M.D., and ergo, an business program that leads to M.D.. I do know that DO can lead to a allopathic practice if the DO chooses to... not sure about foot doctor...
  4. PTjay

    PTjay Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 27, 2001
    west hartford, CT, USA
    i was considering podiatry for a while because it seemed like a quick way to get to surgery. i know an excellent podiatrist who is doing quite well and he actually disuaded me. i've spoken with NYCPM and a lot of the stuff they had to say was really sketchy. definitely research this profession before jumping in. should help answer some questions.
  5. jmejia1

    jmejia1 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2001
    I heard something like that a year ago. A recruiter from a podiatry school came to our university. The school he was representing is in California (don't remember the name). Anyway, they were working out the details for such a program: after finishing the degree in podiatry in california, students would attend medcial school in some carribean school and get the M.D. degree. according to the recruiter, such a professional with both an DPM and an MD would be very high in demand. i really doubt the facility of getting a residency given the odd DPM/MD degree from a caribean school.
  6. emdeetwobee

    emdeetwobee Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 4, 2001
    Thanks guys, I went to my friend I found out that it was an MD degree from IUHS, somewhere at West Indies(?). But the DPM degree is a requisite to this special program.
  7. efs

    efs SDN Advisor SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Podiatry School (DPM) can be a good thing - IF that is what you want.
    If you want to be an MD or a DO apply to those programs instead. If you take a "second" option by going to a DPM program when you really want to be an MD you will probably not be happy later. Being happy with what you are doing is MUCH more important than any letters behind your name.

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