According to the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine, to enter a school or college of podiatric medicine, one must first complete a minimum of three years or 90 semester hours of college credit at an accredited institution. Over 97% of the students who enter a college of podiatric medicine have a bachelor' s degree. Many have also completed some graduate study.

Actual minimum semester credit hour requirements for all of the schools and colleges of podiatric medicine include the following prerequisites: (all science courses require a lab)

Biology 8-12*
Chemistry (General or Inorganic) 8
Organic Chemistry 8
Physics 8
English 6-8**

*Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine requires 12 semester hours of Biological science.
**California School of Podiatric Medicine requires 8 semester hours of English/Communication studies.

The science courses you take should be those designed for health professional students (pre-medical students), and MUST include laboratory experience. Courses for non-science majors are not accepted.

Other admission requirements include letters of recommendation which are to be sent directly to the colleges, as well as personal interviews.  

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