Podiatry - Premilinary Information

Undergraduate Coursework ~ Standardized Tests ~ Recommended Extracurriculars

Undergraduate Coursework

The required coursework varies from school to school. Most will require the following courses:

  • 2 Semesters Biology with Lab
  • 2 Semesters Chemistry with Lab
  • 2 Semesters Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • 2 Semesters Physics with Lab
  • 2 Semesters English (sometimes a composition/writing intensive course is required)

Other courses that may be required or strongly recommended include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics

Click Podiatric School Requirements to see a more specific list of requirements for each school. You can also make an appointment with Susie Fang to discuss your coursework.

You should plan to apply early in the admission cycle. Apply in August a full year prior to matriculating into Podiatry School.

Standardized Tests

For entrance into podiatry school, most schools will require the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).

For information on the MCAT, click the link.

Recommended Extracurriculars

Having podiatry experience is strongly recommended when applying to podiatry school. Additionally, all volunteer work in health care settings is encouraged. Visit our Volunteer page for ideas and lists of opportunities.