How do you become a podiatrist in the military?


  1. Minimum 24 months’ podiatric surgical residency program.
  2. Minimum of six months experience in podiatry assignments.
  3. Valid and current license to practice podiatric medicine.
  4. Completion of 5.5-week Commissioned Officer training course.
  5. Must be between the ages of 18 and 41.

Does the Army pay for podiatry school?

The APMA Educational Foundation Scholarship Fund is the only national funding resource devoted to students at the colleges of podiatric medicine. The U.S. Army can help pay for your advanced medical degree with one of the most comprehensive scholarships available in the health care field — The F.

What is the difference between a podiatrist and a DPM?

A podiatrist is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), known also as a podiatric physician or surgeon, qualified by their education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. When treating patients, this system is also known as the lower extremity.

Is Podiatry male dominated?

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the profession was almost exactly 75% men and 25% women in 2015 (Beth Shaub, 2016, as cited in Delzell, 2016).

Will the military send you to medical school?

If you are not aware of what I am talking about, it is the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). The HPSP pays the medical student to attend medical school and train with a military residency in return for the medical student’s commitment to practice medicine in the military.

How competitive is Army HPSP?

How competitive is Army HPSP? The Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) is not itself as rigorous as getting into medical school ( i.e. there are not 50x as many candidates in the HPSP class as spots are). It is competitive because it is a competitive medical school.

Do Podiatrists have to take the MCAT?

Most Podiatric medical schools require the MCAT (Medical Colleges Admission Test). The MCAT is offered from January and March through September.

What rank do doctors enter the military?

If you enter as a licensed physician, your rank will typically begin at captain or major (Army/Air Force) or lieutenant or lieutenant commander (Navy), but it may be higher depending on where you are in your civilian career.