Doctor of

Podiatric Medicine

As a student in the Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine, you will build your career as a podiatrist through a challenging and rewarding four-year program focusing on innovative instructional and learning techniques.

Degree D.P.M. (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine)

Program StartAugust

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AZ - Glendale

  • In-Person

College Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine

Duration4 years

Class Size Approximation40

The Ƶ Advantage

Ƶ's investment in education, faculty, research, facilities, and clinical training translates into our students being "Day One Ready.”

As a podiatrist, also known as a doctor of podiatric medicine (D.P.M.), you are trained to provide care for one of the most complex structures of the human body, the foot. You learn to diagnose and treat disorders, diseases, and injuries of the foot and lower leg, including corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, bunions, heel spurs, and arch problems; ankle and foot injuries, deformities, and infections; and foot complaints associated with arthritis, diabetes, and other diseases. Your education in podiatric medicine teaches you state-of-the-art treatment techniques involving surgery, orthopedics, dermatology, physical medicine, and rehabilitation.

Podiatrists offer treatment, screening, education, referral, consultation, wellness promotion, and prevention advice to patients including athletes, elderly, children, diabetic patients, and others with chronic diseases.

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA):

  • Demand for podiatric medical services is increasing because foot and ankle disorders are among the most widespread and neglected health problems.
  • As more Americans engage in exercise and fitness programs, they become aware of the limits that foot and ankle pain places on full participation.
  • The number of older Americans is increasing almost three times as fast as the population as a whole, creating demand for the services of podiatric medical practitioners.
  • Specialties in podiatric medicine may include surgery, sports medicine, biomechanics, geriatrics, pediatrics, orthopedics, and primary care.

At Ƶ, we prioritize research to advance knowledge and offer students enhanced learning opportunities, fostering close collaboration with faculty researchers and peers on innovative projects.

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Board Examination Pass Rate


CPME Required Outcomes | March 1, 2024
American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination (APMLE) Pass Rates
 Number of students passing examTotal number taking the examPercent
Part I APMLE: 3-year Average Pass Rate 2021-20239910297%
Part II APMLE: 3-year Average Written Pass Rate 2021-20239595100%
 APMLE Results - Part 1 
APMLE Part 1202120222023Total 2021-2023
Total passed35343099
Total examined363531102
Percent passed 97979797
 APMLE Results - Part 2
APMLE Part 2202120222023Total 2021-2023
Total passed27343495
Total examined27343495
Percent passed 100100100100


Four-Year Graduation Rate
The total number of students who graduated from a school or college of podiatric medicine within 4 years, divided by the number of new (not repeat) students attending at the 2 week point at the beginning of the first year/first semester. 
 Number of students graduatingNumber of students who entered the programPercent
Four-year graduation rate: 2021-2023 average9510987%


Residency Placement Rate
 The total number of students in a graduating class placed in a residency program divided by the total number of graduates. 
 Number of students entering residencyTotal number of graduatesPercent
Residency placement: 2021-2023 average9595100%
Distance Education
CourseQuarter offeredCourse hoursPercentage of Curriculum
Clinical Correlates PMEDG 1725Winter 3rd year1.00.5%
The Ƶ Return on Investment

Career Placement & Salaries

The number below reflects stats as of November 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $186,736 and $299,162.
Career Path
Estimated Starting Salary
Podiatric Physician*

Sources: *

Campus Options

Arizona campus
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Located just 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix. Students can study and live on our sprawling 143-acre campus and practice at our University-owned clinics located just across the street.

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