The American Podiatric Medical Association states: “A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon, qualified by his or her education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Podiatrists are uniquely qualified among medical professionals to treat the foot and ankle based on their education, training, and experience…Within the field of podiatry, practitioners can focus on many different specialty areas, including surgery, sports medicine, biomechanics, geriatrics, pediatrics, orthopedics, or primary care.”

For further information about podiatry, visit the American Podiatric Medical Association and the American Association of College of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM). In addition, AACPM maintains a list of podiatric schools in the United States.

Application service: American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service

Standardized test: Medical College Admission Test