American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
 
 


Please read the following information carefully.

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.

AACPMAS Admission Procedures

AACPMAS begins processing admission applications the first Wednesday in August each year for Fall admission the following year. Deadline Dates are as follows: For priority consideration April 1st of each year for the upcoming Fall admission. The final application deadline date is June 30th of each year for Fall admission of the same year.

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

Please note which colleges will accept electronic letters of recommendation (E-LOR) from letter services for the 2014 application cycle:

School

Accepting E-LORs during the 2014 AACPMAS Cycle

AZPod

Interfolio or Virtual Evals

BUSPM

Interfolio

CSPM

Interfolio

DMU-CPMS

Interfolio or Virtual Evals

KSUCPM Interfolio or Virtual Evals
NYCPM Interfolio or Virtual Evals
SCPM Interfolio or Virtual Evals
TUSPM Interfolio or Virtual Evals
WUCPM Interfolio or Virtual Evals

Potential podiatric medical students may be evaluated on the basis of their grade point average (GPA), performance on the MCAT (or US DAT), extra curricular and community activities, personal interview, professional potential, etc. Admission criteria may vary slightly by institution; therefore, contact the school and college of your choice to obtain a copy of its catalog for specific requirements. A number of factors are considered in admitting students to a college of podiatric medicine. Undergraduates with liberal arts backgrounds, as well as those with science majors, are encouraged to apply.

Required Admissions Tests

Traditionally the MCAT has been the only standardized test required for admissions to the colleges of podiatric medicine. However, some colleges will accept the GRE or US DAT in lieu of the MCAT.  The MCAT is scored in each of the following areas: Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences, Writing Sample, and Biological Sciences.

MCAT and US DAT exams taken more than three (3) years prior to application are NOT ACCEPTABLE.

To register for the MCAT and for the dates and test site locations, visit www.aamc.org/students/mcat.

To register for the US DAT and for the dates and test site information, visit www.ada.org/dat.aspx.

COLLEGES OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE
      Acceptable Standardized Tests

School

Standardized Tests Accepted During
the 2014 AACPMAS Cycle

Last MCAT Test Date

AZPod

MCAT

March 2014

BUSPM

MCAT

May 2014

CSPM

MCAT

May 2014

DMU-CPMS

MCAT

May 2014

KSUCPM

MCAT

June 2014

NYCPM

MCAT

May 2014

SCPM

MCAT

May 2014

TUSPM

MCAT, US DAT

Early July 2014

WUCPM

MCAT

June 2014

Ready To Apply? 

AACPMAS provides a simplified process of applying to the schools and colleges of podiatric medicine.  Applicants complete one application and submit it with corresponding materials to the centralized service.  AACPMAS verifies the application's components for accuracy, calculates the applicant's grade point average (GPA) and delivers the materials to the podiatric schools and colleges that the applicant designates.

If you need to contact AACPMAS Customer Service:

Service Hours:
     Monday - Friday (9:00am-5:00pm Eastern time) excluding federal holidays

Address:
     AACPMAS
     P.O.Box 9200
     Watertown, MA 02471
     Phone: 617-612-2900
     Email: aacpmasinfo@aacpmas.org

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