AZPod offers a four year course of study leading to the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. Maximum time for completion of the degree is six years. 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. Students experience part-time clinical training in the second year. Full time clinical training occurs eight months of the third year and all of the fourth year. The overall goal of the School is to prepare the finest possible podiatric physicians for entry into residency training.