I am trying to figure out why people are not so high on AZPod. It is true that their application process and interview day need work, but that is expected from a newer school. I was grouped along with the dental students most the day. The tour was given by someone who didnt know much about the podiatry end of things. I was only able to speak to 1st year students and not 3rd year students. But once you get past "appearances" and look at the school itself, it seems to be a very good school. I have been accepted to CPMS and AZPod. If I had to make a choice purely based on the interview day, CPMS would win hands down. But AZPod seems to be a very good school for the following reasons: 1. The school is new and therefore the facilites are very nice. 2. The curriculum is very strong, similar to CPMS. 3. The first two years are more or less done along side of the DOs. 4. Being in a large city with a large elderly population, a student will have the opportunity to see more conditions and have a wider range of experience than they would get in a smaller or more rural clinic. 5. They have only graduated one class, but they had 100% board pass rates. 6. The Dean, Dr. Page is fantastic. He was the Dean up in San Francisco for 10 years. When I expressed some concerns I had after the interview day, I received a personal phone call from him and several emails. I was very impressed by the personal attention he gave me. He has 2 former CPMS people on staff and someone from Scholl. They bring experience and ideas from all those programs. Purely based on the interview, I could see how someone would not like AZPod. But with a little digging, I have found AZPod and CPMS to be very similar and both very good. Because both my wife and I are from the West, like warm weather, want family close etc... AZPod is most likely the choice. Putting aside the interview day, does anyone have additional insite to share about why they didnt like AZPod???