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Lastly, I will say that I don't see the point of such "rigorous" training at NYCPM when we all (including people from other schools) are gonna end up being podiatrists anyway.
What is that supposed to mean? If we are DPMs then we need less medical knowledge? Once u start doing rotations (especially IM, ER, Vasc, etc.) u will realize how much there is you still do not know. I think podiatrists should have general medical knowledge on par with MDs/DOs.
I feel like other schools do a better job at upholding their curricula and avoid causing unnecessary stress to students
Which schools are these. All schools have rigorous curriculum and they should. Western has same curriculum as the DO program. Our school has pretty similar curriculum to DO class for the first 2 years.
scheduling two exams per week.
I am pretty sure most schools if not all have several exams per week for their didactic years. Ours is the same. It was 2 exams per week for the whole 1st year and most of 2nd year. There is a lot of information to cover during first 2 years.
 
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What is that supposed to mean? If we are DPMs then we need less medical knowledge? Once u start doing rotations (especially IM, ER, Vasc, etc.) u will realize how much there is you still do not know. I think podiatrists should have general medical knowledge on par with MDs/DOs.
I'm not even a podiatry student, but isn't that a misleading statement? AFAIK pod students don't take Shelf exams, and they don't learn psych or woman's health.
 

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I'm not even a podiatry student, but isn't that a misleading statement? AFAIK pod students don't take Shelf exams, and they don't learn psych or woman's health.

True, we don't do psy or ob/gyn rot (it's a specialty field), but the statement is not misleading.

Many pod students question or get angry about learning 'medicine' other than the lower extremity; but, they forget that we do all the clerkships as mentioned above (and more), so you have to know 'head to toe medicine' cold.

As a DPM student, you are training to be a specialist of the lower extremity, but you are also training to be a physician and surgeon, have to know anything and everything 'connected' to the lower limbs.
 
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If we are DPMs then we need less medical knowledge

That is not what I said. What I meant is I don't see the point of NYCPM's rigorisity. Other schools have a much better class/exam schedule which gives time to students to study (which is what I have seen at other schools/heard from students when I interviewed at those other schools). It is very hard to find that time at NYCPM.

" Which schools are these. All schools have rigorous curriculum and they should. Western has same curriculum as the DO program. Our school has pretty similar curriculum to DO class for the first 2 years."

Again, you are completely misinterpreting what I said. What I meant is: It is very hard to find time at NYCPM to study when you are stuck in mandatory lectures for 8-10 hours a day. That is the unnecessary stress that the school is causing. When I interviewed at other schools, most of them don't even attend lectures or have classes 8-10 hours a day.

"I am pretty sure most schools if not all have several exams per week for their didactic years. Ours is the same. It was 2 exams per week for the whole 1st year and most of 2nd year. There is a lot of information to cover during first 2 years."

Oh, that is so very great. I bet you are not stuck in mandatory lectures for 8-10 hours a day.
 

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I'm not even a podiatry student, but isn't that a misleading statement? AFAIK pod students don't take Shelf exams, and they don't learn psych or woman's health.
Correct, no shelf exams nor formal psych or women's health rotation.

But you can bet your ass we need to know our general medicine both as a student and further more for intern year of residency.

Classmate did a full internal medicine month next to UCSF students and PGY1
Attendings and PGY2 resident expected him to know his medicine and have a plan managing inpatient. They were very good at teaching and giving him pointers as well.
He signed off on his own orders. 4th year podiatry student.
 
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I'm not even a podiatry student, but isn't that a misleading statement? AFAIK pod students don't take Shelf exams, and they don't learn psych or woman's health.

I can't think of any podiatry residency program where the podiatry resident doesn't "own" their own patient and doesn't gets full scope as rotating residents among MD/DO when we are on that particular service.

Would I fight to death for that ER intubation with ER residents who needs to have that skill perfected? No. Those are usually given to their own resident cause it's a vital skill for them. I can learn to do it and will be taught in anesthesia under a situation more controlled.

At my school we learn behavioral and and women's health but we have no shelf and no rotation, plus, I don't even want to rotate in those fields.
 
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That is not what I said. What I meant is I don't see the point of NYCPM's rigorisity. Other schools have a much better class/exam schedule which gives time to students to study (which is what I have seen at other schools/heard from students when I interviewed at those other schools). It is very hard to find that time at NYCPM.

" Which schools are these. All schools have rigorous curriculum and they should. Western has same curriculum as the DO program. Our school has pretty similar curriculum to DO class for the first 2 years."

Again, you are completely misinterpreting what I said. What I meant is: It is very hard to find time at NYCPM to study when you are stuck in mandatory lectures for 8-10 hours a day. That is the unnecessary stress that the school is causing. When I interviewed at other schools, most of them don't even attend lectures or have classes 8-10 hours a day.

"I am pretty sure most schools if not all have several exams per week for their didactic years. Ours is the same. It was 2 exams per week for the whole 1st year and most of 2nd year. There is a lot of information to cover during first 2 years."

Oh, that is so very great. I bet you are not stuck in mandatory lectures for 8-10 hours a day.
I get it about the mandatory 8-10hr day schedules. It makes it much more unbearable. I was just commenting on rigorousity of the curriculum that curriculum is rigorous at all schools and that exam schedule is heavy during the first year or two. Making mandatory attendance just makes things worse. No doubt.
 
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I will say this, my grades in podiatry school has been better than my grades ever was in my SMP program. And I believe this was all due to going to a school that doesn't require attendance. YMMV.
 
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