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The fact that approximately one-third of all practicing podiatric physicians in the United States are alumni of Scholl College stands as a testament to how we do just that. Scholl College has a great reputation, thanks to a well-rounded medical curriculum, a passion for interprofessional medical care and an enthusiasm for applying new technologies.

Our students learn alongside students from other programs, with an interprofessional focus that encourages team-based learning. The Scholl College curriculum mirrors the curriculum from Chicago Medical School, with introduction to clinical sciences in the first year. Our students begin making a difference in the lives of patients long before they graduate, through rotations at world-class hospitals and clinics in the areas of ER, infectious diseases, internal medicine and surgery.

In addition, the Rosalind Franklin University Health Clinics is home to the Scholl Foot & Ankle Center, which provides medical care to our community and is home to several federally funded research studies.

We enroll students whose applications show they are prepared to study podiatric medicine. Our students have achieved academic success and demonstrate personal growth and professional motivation.

Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine became a member of the RFU family in 2001. Recognized as a world leader in advancing podiatric medical education, the college provides a fully accredited, four-year professional program leading to the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree. One third of all practicing podiatrists in the U.S. are graduates of our program. Scholl truly is the college to go to when it comes to podiatry.

Feet First: The Scholl Story

Scholl College is home to a one-of-a-kind exhibit dedicated to Dr. William Mathias Scholl and the human foot. The exhibit is housed on our campus in North Chicago, and tells the story of Dr. Scholl and his work using historical photos and artifacts. 

Key artifacts include an oversized model of the human foot, plaster casts of feet, a fluoroscope commonly used to aid in shoe fitting found in shoe stores until the 1950s, and a spinning Zoetrope, a nineteenth-century forerunner of the motion picture projector, used to illustrate the process of walking.