I spent the last 4 hours reading about Podiatry as a career and I am now deciding between that and Optometry (I am a sophomore in college). I had a couple questions about the career though. I am a big sports guy and I loved how "sports medicine" sounded. The problem is I don't know what exactly sports medicine is in respect to podiatry so I was wondering if someone could inform me. Also, I am not the biggest surgery guy and I sometimes get a little squeamish with surgery. I don't mind blood but its something about looking inside some one's body that does it. Anyway, should that affect my interest in Podiatry or can I do something in Podiatry that does not require surgery. Will I be required to perform surgery in Podiatry school or residency? I look forward to your responses, thanks in advance.