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As a student in the Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine, you will build your career as a podiatrist through a challenging and rewarding four-year program focusing on innovative instructional and learning techniques. With the advantage of Midwestern University's multidisciplinary environment, you can rely on a wealth of medical and practical knowledge and skills to aid you as you develop your skills as an ethical, compassionate, and sensitive patient-centered professional . We will help you be ready to take your place on tomorrow's healthcare team!
Podiatric Medicine is a branch of the medical sciences devoted to the prevention, diagnosis
The Midwestern University (MWU) Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine is a 4-year program whose core curriculum is similar to that of other medical schools. Courses in the clinical sciences are integrated with basic science courses during the first two years of the curriculum. Clinical courses continue through the summer and part of the fall quarter of the third year. All basic science courses and some clinical courses are shared with osteopathic medical students.
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The integration of podiatry with the other health sciences disciplines at Midwestern University more fully prepares graduates to function effectively in the increasingly multidisciplinary care patterns of the future. Through the rigorous curriculum at Midwestern University, podiatry students gain the requisite medical knowledge and practical skills necessary to excel in residency and practice. Through an extensive program of community service, podiatric medicine students develop an appreciation for the importance of ethics and professionalism in combination with compassion and cultural sensitivity.
The Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine is accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education. Accreditation is an indication of public approbation, attesting to the quality of the podiatric medical education program and the continued commitment of the institution to support the educational program. The Council is recognized as the professional institutional accrediting agency for podiatric medical education by the U.S. Department of Education and by the council for Higher Education Accreditation. For further information, please contact the Council on Podiatric Medical Education at the following address: Council on Podiatric Medical Education, 9312 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814, 301/571-9200.
Midwestern University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413.
- Treatment, screening, education, referral, consultation, wellness promotion and prevention
- Athletes, elderly, children, diabetic patients, and others with chronic diseases
To be considered for admission to the Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine, the successful candidate must submit the following documented evidence:
- Minimum cumulative GPA and science GPAs of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.
- Ability to successfully complete a rigorous curriculum that requires critical thinking skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and voluminous reading, as well as the capacity for responsible, self-directed learning.
- Competitive scores on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) earned no more than 3 years prior to the planned enrollment year.
- Completion of the necessary course prerequisites.
- Candidates must complete a minimum of 90 semester hours/135 quarter hours at regionally accredited colleges or universities
- A bachelor's degree or higher is preferred
- Ordinarily, prerequisite courses must have been completed within seven years of the date of admission
- Two Letters of Recommendation are not required but will be accepted.
- A good understanding of podiatric medicine and a sincere interest in a career in the field.
- Candidates are required to visit at least one podiatric practice
- Demonstration of extracurricular or community activities that indicate a well-rounded background and a service orientation.
- Medically-related experiences that indicate sufficient exposure for candidates to make informed decisions about medical careers.
- Personal integrity and sound moral character.
- Interpersonal and communication skills necessary to relate effectively with others.
- Passage of the Midwestern University criminal background check.
- Commitment to abide by the Midwestern University Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy.
|Course||Sem Hrs||Qtr Hrs|
|Biology with lab||8||12|
|General/Inorganic Chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry with lab||8||12|
Grades less than C are not acceptable for any prerequisite courses (grades of C- are not acceptable).
Students must apply for admission via the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service (AACPMAS). The deadline for priority consideration is April 1st of each year. The final application deadline is June 1st. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. Students are advised to complete their application files as early as possible to ensure timely consideration.
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- Bachelor's degree preferred
- Minimum cumulative and science GPA of 2.75
- Competitive MCAT score
|CPME Required Outcomes|
|Outcomes, December 1, 2023||Number of students passing exam/Total number taking the exam||Percent|
|Part I APMLE: 3-year Average Pass Rate 2021-2023||97/100
First Time Takers 93/100
|Part II APMLE: 3-year Average Written Pass Rate 2021-2023||95/95
First Time Takers 91/95
|Number of students graduating/number who entered the program||Percent|
|Four-Year Graduation Rate (2021-2023 average)||95/109||87%|
|Number of students entering residency/total number of graduates||Percent|
|Residency Placement Rate (2021-2023 average):||95/95||100%|
|Course||Quarter offered||Course hours||Percentage of Curriculum|
|Clinical Correlates PMEDG 1725||Winter 3rd year||1.0||0.5%|