Prerequisite Courses

PrerequisitesMason Courses
Biology with lab, 2 semestersBIOL 213/Cell Biology
BIOL 311/Genetics
General Chemistry with lab, 2 semesters CHEM 211 and 213
CHEM 212 and 214
Organic Chemistry with lab, 2 semesters CHEM 313 and 315
CHEM 314 and 318
Biochemistry, 1 semesterBIOL 483 or CHEM 483
(Same course offered through different departments)
College Physics with lab, 2 semesters PHYS 243 and 244
PHYS 245 and 246
English, 2 semesters
(6 – 9 credits)*
ENGH 101
ENGH 302
*Honors College students fulfill this through the Honors Curriculum
Psychology, 1 semesterPSYC 100/Basic Concepts in Psychology
Sociology, 1 SemesterSOCI 101/Introductory Sociology
Math, 1 semesterBIOL 214/Biostatistics or STAT 250/Statistics

A podiatrist is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). Podiatrists diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Podiatrists complete four years of training in a podiatric medical school and three years of hospital residency training. Podiatrists can specialize in many fields, including surgery, sports medicine, wound care, pediatrics, and diabetic care.

More information about podiatrists’s education, career paths, and income potential can be found on the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) website.

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service (AACPMCAS) is the centralized application used by all nine schools and colleges of podiatric medicine.

The AACPMCAS application opens the first Wednesday in August for FALL Admission the following year. To complete the on-line web application to the colleges of podiatric medicine, visit AACPMAS.

The MCAT is the standardized test required for admissions to the colleges of podiatric medicine. MCAT exams taken more than three (3) years prior to application are NOT ACCEPTABLE.

Applicants should send MCAT scores directly to AACPMAS. AAMC ID Numbers are required.

Up to date information regarding the current MCAT is available online.

The MCAT is given many times a year. Additional information regarding preparation for the MCAT can be found at American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) and Khan Academy.