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(518) 462-7600
175 Central Avenue
Albany, NY
 
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(518) 602-0271
163 Saratoga Ave
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(518) 344-2735
797 Broadway
Schenectady, NY
 
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100 Saratoga Ave
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Podiatrist

How to become a Podiatrist

To become a podiatrist one must be licensed and will be required to complete a three-four year undergraduate educational program as well as successfully complete a four year podiatric university program and be able to pass National and State examinations.

To be admitted into a podiatric medicine college one must have about ninety semester hours of undergraduate study, a sufficient GPA, and score high enough on the Medical College Admissions test.

The required areas of study are inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, physics and at least six credit hours of English. Other areas of importance are community involvement, personal interviews, and letters of recommendation. It is estimated that ninety-five percent of students of podiatry have at least a bachelor's degree.

During course work at institutions of podiatric medicine one will go through a core curriculum that can be compared to curriculums found in schools of medicine. The first part of the program will focus on basic sciences and the second part of the program will require students to go on clinical assignments that will help them to gain hands on experience. These clinicals will be a done at hospitals, clinics and private practices - students will learn how to obtain patient histories, carry out routine exams, interpret test results, make diagnoses and carry out various therapies. Graduates will be awarded a degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. After graduation most podiatrists complete a residency program at a hospital for two to four years to gain more knowledge and hands on experience. .

In order to practice podiatric medicine every State requires licensure in order to insure that they meet standards therefore they must pass oral and written exams. In addition, Podiatrist must participate in continuing education programs in order to keep their license active. Each state has their own requirements and procedures, but generally speaking reciprocity is usually granted to podiatrists that are licensed and relocating to a different state.

What does a Podiatrist do?

Usually podiatrists work in private offices or clinics and have a small support staff. Also, it is not uncommon for podiatrist to visit nursing homes or utilize hospital facilities for the purpose of performing surgery. Podiatrists are responsible for treating and caring for our feet. Their task is composed of diagnosing and treating problems such as bunions, corns, heal spurs and other a variety of other foot problems and infections. They may prescribe drugs, physical therapy, set fractures or perform surgery. Other means of correcting problems may involve casting inserts for shoes or even designing and making custom foot wear.

X-ray technology and lab test are used to diagnose foot problems and the podiatrist must be careful to determine whether or not there is a condition attached to a problem such as diabetes or heart problems. Surprisingly enough, our feet ca...

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