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Today’s Podiatrist

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), a physician and surgeon who treats the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.

BECOMING A PODIATRIST

Podiatrists, or Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs), complete a similar course of study to other physicians. This includes four years of college study, four years in a podiatric medical school, followed by a three-year hospital-based residency.

The United States has nine accredited podiatric medical schools. Many students choose a career in podiatry because it affords the opportunity to practice medicine in a hospital system or private practice, and for the opportunity of collaboration with so many other medical disciplines in the care of the patient.

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CPMA SPOTLIGHT

Behind the Brand

September 30, 2019

The field of podiatry is more extensive than most people realize. We created CPMA’s new brand identity to emphasize the variety, action, energy, and professionalism of modern podiatry. This is the new CPMA. Read more…

5 Reasons to Become a Podiatrist

September 18, 2019

By Dr. Farlyn Charlot-Wadley, DPM | Like many professions, a passion for the work is vital to advancement and success. While some may not be immediately drawn to podiatry as career path, it has deeply enriched my life in many ways. Here are five reasons why you should pursue a fulfilling career as a podiatrist…

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