31 May What Training Does Your Podiatrist Have?
The path to become a podiatrist is similar to that of other doctors. A podiatrist first completes a standard four year undergraduate degree. Following undergraduate studies, the podiatrist attends a podiatric medical school for four years. During the first two years, he studies anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, histology, pharmacology, etc. just as a medical doctor would. In their third and fourth years of podiatric medical school, the training includes clinical rotations in foot and ankle medicine and surgery, as well as anesthesiology, radiology, internal medicine, and vascular surgery. Our doctors had these rotations and classes alongside their medical student counterparts. Dr. Broyles and Dr. van Brederode attended the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and Dr. Verla attended the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine.
Following graduation from podiatric medical school, podiatrists pursue residency training that is 3 years in length with optional fellowship opportunities available for further sub-specialization training. This training occurs in the hospital setting. The first year is very similar to a medical intern’s first year including radiology, pathology, emergency medicine, neurology, infectious disease, pediatrics, orthopedics, anesthesiology, vascular surgery, and internal medicine rotations. Training in the latter years of residency continues in those specialties, but focuses on advanced foot and ankle medicine and surgery. During the entire residency training period, the doctors also run a regular clinic where they treat patients with a variety of all foot and ankle problems.
You deserve to have a podiatrist to treat your foot and ankle problem. Always see the SPECIALIST.