College of Health Sciences

Glendale, AZ Campus

Admission Requirements

Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine

To be considered for admission to AZPod, the successful candidate must submit the following documented evidence:

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA and science GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.
  2. 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.
  3. Competitive scores on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) earned no more than 3 years prior to the planned enrollment year.
  4. 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
  5. Two Letters of Recommendation are not required but will be accepted.
  6. 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
  7. Demonstration of extracurricular or community activities that indicate a well-rounded background and a service orientation.
  8. Medically-related experiences that indicate sufficient exposure for candidates to make informed decisions about medical careers.
  9. Personal integrity and sound moral character.
  10. Interpersonal and communication skills necessary to relate effectively with others.
  11. Passage of the Midwestern University criminal background check.
  12. Commitment to abide by the Midwestern University Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy.

Prerequisite Courses

Biology with lab

8 Sem/12 Qtr hours

General/Inorganic Chemistry with lab

8 Sem/12 Qtr hours

Organic Chemistry with lab

8 Sem/12 Qtr hours


8 Sem/12 Qtr hours


6 Sem/9 Qtr hours

Grades less than C are not acceptable for any prerequisite courses.