- Learn More About Planning for your Podiatric Career
WHY CHOOSE PRE-PODIATRIC AT EASTERN?
WHO ARE PODIATRISTS? “Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) strive to improve the overall health of their patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the foot and ankle. They treat a variety of conditions and employ innovative treatments to improve the well-being of their patients”
Pre-podiatric and other students preparing for a career in the health professions are challenged to strive for academic excellence in their chosen major, while cultivating a love for rigorous scientific thinking and a desire to be instruments of God’s healing hands. Many of our students participate in this healing process through medical mission trips to countries like Bolivia, Guatemala, and Costa Rica.
Eastern’s small class sizes facilitate learning, and unique course offerings such as Medical Botany, Christian Medical Ethics, Embryology, and Structural Basis of Human Disease enable students to holistically prepare for their future medical careers. Near to Philadelphia, Eastern’s ideal location close to seven major medical schools, a variety of physician assistant programs, and numerous hospitals and research laboratories provide plentiful opportunities for internships and volunteer experiences. Pre-podiatric science majors can join a research group on campus in the biology or chemistry departments. Pre-podiatric advisor Dr. Maria Fichera offers students step-by-step guidance and support for the following pursuits: pre-medical, dental, veterinary, podiatric medicine and pre-physician assistant studies.