What is the DPM Mentors Network?
The Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) Mentors Network consists of practicing DPMs and current podiatric medical students nationwide. We share the common goal of increasing interest in the field by providing a personal perspective on the practice of podiatric medicine.
The DPM Mentors Network is designed to match you with a podiatric physician who practices near where you live or go to school. DPM Mentors will take the time to show you how they practice medicine, introduce you to the team of healthcare practitioners with whom they work, and answer your questions about the profession. Ready to get true exposure to podiatric medicine? Some DPMs will let you observe their interactions with a patient – provided the patient is comfortable with a student observer!
How Does It Work?
We take a little bit of information about you and comb our database looking for DPMs who have similar backgrounds, undergraduate institution or specialty interests. Then, we match you with a DPM who practices near where you live or near where you go to school. We introduce you to the DPM and get you started with setting up your first meeting. How often you visit after that is up to you and your DPM Mentor.
What is a Mentor’s Responsibility?
Mentors play an important role in guiding career development, providing information on the field of podiatric medicine to students and residents, and fostering a professional network.
What is Your Responsibility?
Students visiting the practice of a DPM should come with questions about the preparation and scope of work that a DPM engages in on a daily basis. You are welcome to inquire about the Mentor’s interest in research, community service or volunteer work. Be ready to be exposed to the full scope of a medical practice. Arrive early, be professional, and courteous. Before you leave, thank the DPM you’ve spent time with and ask if there is another opportunity to visit in the future.
Ready to Match?
Are you ready to find your mentor? Fill out the information below and we’ll get back to you shortly with a DPM who is ready to tell you more about their passion in medicine: podiatric medicine!