The podiatric physician is a health professional who is involved with examination, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders by physical, medical and surgical means. A podiatric medicine doctor is trained to detect the signs of systemic disease which may appear first in the lower extremity, such as diabetes or circulatory disorders. When such diagnoses are made, the podiatric physician consults with the patient's family doctor concerning the systemic disease.
A career in podiatric medicine can include the areas of primary care, surgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, geriatrics and pediatrics.
The following educational outcomes will be attained as a result of the cumulative effect of both didactic instruction in preclinical courses and clinical courses, as well as clinical experiences afforded through clinical rotations and clerkship experiences. The goal of the Podiatric Medicine degree from Kent State University is to prepare the graduate for successful entry into postdoctoral training program.
- To have an appreciation of the ethical responsibilities of the physician to his or her patient.
- Demonstrate an understanding of medical statistics, epidemiology and research methods.
- Diagnose common foot and ankle pathology utilizing signs, symptoms, differential diagnosis, laboratory and X-ray evaluations; and discuss treatment alternatives available in each diagnosis
- To have an understanding of the medical, social, economic, ethnic and cultural issues and concerns of the geriatric population.
- To have an appreciation of civil, criminal and administrative laws that impact podiatric practice.
- To have knowledge of podiatric practice administration.
- To have an understanding of the public health issues that impact podiatric practice.
- To be able to provide podiatric primary care in a clinical setting.
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- Public Health Administration
- Healthcare Law and Regulation
- Physical Assessment and Diagnosis
- Behavioral Medicine
- Women's Health
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- 48 months
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Minimum 90 semester credit hours (or minimum 135 quarter hours) of undergraduate coursework, including the following prerequisites:
- 6 semesters (or 9 quarter hours) of English
- 8 semesters (or 12 quarter hours) each of biology, physics, organic chemistry and general/inorganic chemistry1
- following classes are recommended: biochemistry, histology, anatomy and physiology, neurobiology and microbiology.
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores
Two letters of recommendation - one an academic letter or a composite letter from a pre-medical advisory committee, and one a letter from a practicing doctor of podiatric medicine.
English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency
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International17982 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17982 USD per year during 48 months.
National17982 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17982 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State9648 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9648 USD per year during 48 months.
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