Podiatric medical schools are graduate-level programs and are 4 years in length. Upon completion, graduates of podiatry schools are awarded the D.P.M. (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) degree. Successful completion of national board examinations and state-licensure examinations are required to practice.
Graduates of podiatry schools are required to complete a three-year residency program before they can begin practicing podiatry. A full list of approved podiatry residency programs can be found on the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine website.
Accredited U.S. Podiatric Medical Schools
The Council on Podiatric Medical Education currently accredits 9 U.S. podiatric medical schools:
- Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine - Glendale, AZ
- Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine - Miami Shores, FL
- California School of Podiatric Medicine - Oakland, CA
- Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery - Des Moines, IA
- Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine - Independence, OH
- New York College of Podiatric Medicine - New York City, NY
- Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
- Western University College of Podiatric Medicine - Pomona, CA
- Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine - North Chicago, IL