Pre-Podiatry Program Overview
Why choose pre-podiatry at WSU?
- You will be adequately prepared for post-graduate studies in a pre-medical professional field.
- You will have resources such as faculty, staff and advisors who have years of experience in the medical field and can offer expert advice and insight.
- You will be getting involved in a field that is exciting and can make a difference to many individuals.
What do podiatrists do?
Podiatry is a field of medicine that strives to improve the overall health and well-being of patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with the lower extremities. Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) are physicians and surgeons who practice primarily on feet and ankles.
What are the graduate study requirements?
The preparatory education of most DPMs includes four years of undergraduate work, followed by four years in an accredited podiatric medical school, followed by a hospital-based residency.
Extracurricular activities are often the component of an application that makes one more competitive. Getting involved provides an opportunity for you to connect with others on campus and in the community, and will enhance your effectiveness and compassion as a podiatrist.
What classes should I take now?
What will I learn in the program?
When you complete the rigorous study of pre-medicine you'll learn the principles of study as well as the necessary study habits to be ready for post-graduate studies.
Is there an application process for the pre-medicine program at WSU?
There is no application deadline, but we encourage you to meet early and often with an advisor from the pre-professional programs. Contact the program office for specific information or to schedule an advisement time.