The California School of Podiatric Medicine (CSPM) was founded in 1914 as the California School of Chiropody. The name was later changed to the California College of Podiatric Medicine (CCPM). In July 2002 CCPM merged with Samuel Merritt University and the name was changed to CSPM.
The College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Des Moines University is America’s center of excellence for innovative podiatric education, research and community service. The college was the first podiatry school to be affiliated with an academic health science center and is one of nine podiatric medical schools in the nation.
Since 1912, Scholl College has stood at the forefront, leading the way with its exceptional clinical education, exposure to emerging technologies and opportunities to collaborate in interprofessional healthcare teams. Our curriculum mirrors the allopathic medical model, with introduction to clinical sciences in the first year. Students begin making a difference in the lives of their patients long before they graduate ― through rotations at world-class hospitals and clinics in the areas of ER, infectious diseases, internal medicine and surgery. And Scholl College is home to the Scholl Foot and Ankle Center, which provides medical care to the community and boasts several federally, funded clinical research studies.
The Midwestern University (MWU) Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine (AZPod) 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. Part time clinical training occurs in the second year. Full time clinical training occupies 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.