What you need to apply

1. Prerequisite Courses

The courses below are required for admission; you may apply while coursework is in progress:

Prerequisite Coursework

Semester hours Quarter hours
General Biology with lab 12 18
General Chemistry with lab 8 12
Organic Chemistry with lab* 8 12
Physics with lab 8 12
English 6 9

* may substitute Biochemistry for Organic Chemistry 2

2. Academic Preparation

  • Completion of 90 semester hours of undergraduate academic work at an accredited college or university prior to matriculation into the program.
  • Competitive overall and science GPA’s.
  • See our Class Profile for more information.

3. MCAT

  • Competitive scores on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
  • Only scores from tests taken no more than three years prior to the enrollment year are accepted.
  • Applicants are encouraged to take the MCAT by January of the enrollment year. 

4. Letters of Recommendation

  • Two individual letters of recommendation or one committee letter is required
  • One additional letter of recommendation must be from a DPM confirming a shadowing experience.
    -  We prefer letters from science faculty members who have taught you in a class. 
    - Letters are accepted via VirtualEval or Interfolio or should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions  
              and Recruitment. 

5. Podiatric Medical Exposure

  • Demonstration of interest and understanding of the podiatric medical field and its various components.

6. Leadership

  • Demonstration of leadership characteristics through academic or community service activities.

7. Community Service

  • Demonstration of commitment to public service through a variety of humanitarian activities.

8. Communication

  • Demonstration of strong oral and written communication skills.
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