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Exploring a future in podiatry? USD offers tailored programs and carefully curated coursework to equip you for podiatry school applications.

Your Path in Pre-Podiatry

If you aspire to pursue a career in podiatry, strategic planning of your undergraduate program is essential to meet the prerequisites for admission to podiatry school. Podiatrists are vital health care professionals, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle conditions to enhance overall well-being.

The University of South Dakota's pre-podiatry path is designed to give students the necessary education for podiatry school. While the program covers required coursework, are encouraged to consult the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) for information about how to apply to podiatry programs and should reach out to individual schools for specific admission requirements. It's important to talk with an advisor to plan your studies according to the schools you're interested in.

This pre-podiatry program does not lead to a degree. Explore the details provided below and refer to our frequently asked questions to gain insights into how the pre-podiatry program will shape your USD education and prepare you for success.

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USD's pre-podiatry program is designed to prepare you for podiatry school applications. While you won't graduate with a degree specifically in pre-podiatry, the program complements your chosen major, providing a comprehensive pre-professional curriculum. Advising plays a critical role in navigating any pre-professional path, so it's essential to convey your interest in podiatry school to your advisor and discuss how this decision will impact your education at USD.

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The University of South Dakota stands as the pinnacle of health care education in the state, hosting South Dakota's only medical school. Renowned as the regional leader in health care education, USD provides comprehensive coursework across various health care disciplines. With an unmatched understanding of the health care landscape, we are dedicated to connecting students to the opportunities necessary to shape their path for the future.

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Incredible Research Opportunities

A unique aspect of your USD education is access to incredible undergraduate research opportunities. Through your academic department, you may have the opportunity to work in specialized research labs under the guidance of highly active faculty. You can also sharpen your writing skills by applying for undergraduate research grants at the university. By accessing high-quality research experiences as an undergraduate student, you can expand your education and set yourself apart in medical school applications.

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