Podiatry - Applying

Where to Apply ~ When to Apply ~ How to Apply ~ Tips and Advice ~ What Happens Next

Where to Apply?

Podiatric School Statistics

When choosing where to apply, you should:
• Do independent research - a good place to start is the AACPM website
• Make an appointment with Susie Fang to discuss your options.
• When looking through programs, be sure to track the following information on an excel spreadsheet:
o Gpa requirements
o Letters of recommendation
o Tests required (GRE, MCAT, etc…)
o Minimum number of clinical hours
o Application windows; when it opens and when it closes
o Additional required courses you might need to take
• You should come up with a short list of programs to apply to. Usually 4-5 programs.

When to Apply?

The centralized application for U.S. podiatry schools becomes available in August. While the deadline for submission is April 1st, we advise you to apply as soon as possible for the best chances at admission and financial aid. Keep in mind that it may take several weeks for your application to be processed by the application service before it can accessed by your designated schools. You should apply in August a full year prior to matriculating into school.

How to Apply?

All U.S. schools use the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service (e-AACPMAS). You can access the application online through the AACPM website.
When you apply, materials you will send to e-AACPMAS are:
• e-AACPMAS Web Application
• e-AACPMAS Application Fee
• MCAT scores

Tips and Advice

Coursework: All schools have slightly different coursework requirements for admittance so be sure to check them for each school to which you apply. If you are missing any courses, you can plan to take them during your application year.

Letters of Recommendation: You should get a minimum of three letters of recommendation. In general, we recommend that one of them should come from a podiatrist for whom you have worked or shadowed; another should come from science professor who knows you well; and others can come from advisors, employers, professors from other disciplines, etc.

Personal Statements: Your application will require a personal statement. Admissions Committee members are looking for individuals who are motivated, academically prepared, articulate, socially conscious, and knowledgeable about the profession. Write about your experiences and any qualities that will make you stand out. For help, visit our Personal Statements/Essays page.

What Happens Next?

Please inform us if you are interviewed or accepted to a health professions program/school. We track all of this data to better inform future applicants of where our students have had success.