Hey guys. I haven't been on SDN since I was applying to podiatry school, but I wanted to check back and see if there was a thread on the incoming Scholl class (and also because I'm sick of studying Biochem and wanted something else to look at... haha).
If you have any questions feel free to post them and I'll try to check back here from time to time because I remember how much of a resource this was when I was applying to schools and learning more about the podiatric medical profession. I am the P1 class pres and I can tell you my experience at Scholl so far has been outstanding. We have great professors and great faculty that really care about and enjoy teaching.
The 2 + 2 curriculum that Scholl is implementing right now (and my class will be the first one to go through) makes so much sense. This will allow us as students to spend more time in clinic learning skills that we will be using on a day-to-day basis and condense our classroom time to the first 2 years. Podiatric Medical school is a long and stressful road. Contrary to what many people believe, podiatry school is just as tough as any osteopathic or allopathic school. We've been sitting next to MD students all semester in Anatomy and Essentials of Clinical Reasoning. Luckily, I initially had some trouble gaining an acceptance early into an MD or DO school, was accepted to a DO school after I discovered podiatry, and it was honestly a tough decision, but in the end I chose Podiatry School over the DO school I was accepted to.
As for Podiatric Medicine as a profession, I could sit here and list everything off to you about how great it is. However, I think the best way for you to learn about the profession is to pull out the yellow pages and call podiatric physicians' offices in your area and request to shadow them. You will be blown away by how much they enjoy their job.
Please don't hesitate to ask questions. I know I had a lot when I was in your shoes less than a year ago. Since I'm so new to the school I can't answer too many questions about anything other than the life of a P1 student and the Anatomy, Biochem, ECR, and Physio/Histo classes I've taken so far. Also, if you have any questions about life in luxurious North Chicago let me know, haha.
And now back to FA Synthesis...