Podiatric physicians specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the foot, ankle and related lower extremities. It’s a medical career that’s more versatile than you might at first imagine. Podiatrists may focus their work in certified specialties such as surgery or orthopedics. They may also choose to practice a subspecialty, including geriatrics, sports medicine, pediatrics or diabetic foot care.

About Podiatric Medicine

Podiatrists can help patients feel better and reduce or relieve discomfort that impacts quality of life and the ability to perform activities of daily living. Whether it’s due to sports like running, years of wearing high-heeled shoes or conditions related to diseases such as diabetes, podiatric physicians help people stay well, active and healthy. They work in a variety of environments, including private practice, hospitals, public health settings and extended care facilities.

Take the first step toward becoming a doctor of podiatric medicine

Carroll University offers a unique opportunity to students who major in biology and are interested in pursuing a career in podiatric medicine. Through our articulation agreement with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, you’ll attend three years here, followed by four years at the School College of Podiatric Medicine. The Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine strives to offer up to five spots in the podiatry program each year for students from Carroll University meeting specific criteria. 

The fact that approximately one-third of all practicing podiatric physicians in the United States are alumni of Scholl College stands as a testament to its outstanding reputation.

Highlights of the Carroll articulation agreement with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science through its Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine:

  • Students attend three years at Carroll followed by four years at the School College of Podiatric Medicine.
  • Carroll University agrees to grant a Bachelor of Science in Biology to those students who successfully complete at least 96 semester hours at Carroll University, meet the general education degree requirements as specified in the Carroll University catalog at the time of admission to Carroll University, meet the Bachelor of Science in Biology course requirements as outlined in the agreement and successfully complete Year 1 fall, winter, spring and summer quarters at the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine.

Your path to podiatry begins by earning your undergraduate degree and completing any required prerequisite courses at Carroll University. Our advisors will work with you every step of the way to ensure your success. We also provide additional resources to help you build a strong graduate school application, research schools, prepare for graduate interviews and more.

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