I am wondering why there are so few podiatry schools. Is there not a big demand for podiatrists? Are physicians like orthopaedics capable of treating most foot problems, thereby reducing the need for larger number of podiatrists? It seems like with there being only 8 podiatry schools in the States, that being accepted by a podiatry school would be even tougher than getting in to medical school. It also seems like there should be at least 2 podiatry schools in the southeast (Northern Florida, Georgia, Carolinas, Tenn, Alabama, Miss.). Most southern students are not going to want to go to Des Moines or Philly or Cleveland or NYC to attend college.