Stepping Stones: “Sole” Searching a Career in Podiatric Medicine

Rolling admissions deadline: June 30

Have you ever considered a career in Podiatric Medicine? The podiatric physician is a health professional who is involved with the examination, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders by physical, medical and surgical means. Due to the rise in demand for doctors who specialize in this area, podiatry is ranked as the 12th highest paying job in the United States! Experts expect opportunities in the field of podiatry to rise 14%,  and this area of medicine offers a wide range of work environments, from fast paced emergency room atmospheres to privately owned offices.

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine still has seats available for the Class of 2020. They will continue to accept applications through June 30, 2016 through the AACPM website. In addition, interviews of qualified applicants will continue into July.

For more information on Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine, visit their website here.

Requirements for the program include:

  • 8 Semester or 12 Quarter Hours of Biology
  • 8 Semester or 12 Quarter Hours of General/Inorganic Chemistry
  • 8 Semester or 12 Quarter Hours of Organic Chemistry
  • 8 Semester or 12 Quarter Hours of Physics
  • 6 Semester or 12 Quarter Hours of English

The traditional candidate will have the following academic credentials:

  • Overall GPA: 3.42
  • Science GPA: 3.29
  • Non-Science GPA: 3.45
  • Organic Chemistry GPA: 3.10
  • MCAT Score: 23 or 496-497

KSUCPM requires candidates to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) prior to matriculation. Scores must be within three years of the application date.

Additional documents include:

  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or advisor
  • A letter of recommendation from a podiatrist or other medical professional