The great thing about podiatry is that we still learn all of the material an MD or DO school teaches during the first two years of our schooling. We are trained as doctors in the medical field, so we have to know everything about the body so when we’re thrown into situations during our rotations or residency, we know how to react. Some podiatrists have come back to discuss their lives in residency with those of us still in school, and they’ve had to deliver babies, run a code, and establish a life-saving IV.
As part of my second year portfolio, I was required to complete two interprofessional learning activities with third year podiatry students. Learning to appreciate the roles of other healthcare professionals allowed me to focus on my own wider career goals, and not be distracted by the short-term pressures that come with sitting exams. The experience allowed me to consolidate my learning and adopt a more holistic view of patient care in order to improve patient outcomes.
When I first applied to medical school, a DPM program was not on my list. I was disheartened when I did not get into any MD or DO programs, and I thought the best way to improve as a candidate would be to gain more medical experience. It was only after I started working as a medical assistant for a podiatrist that I fell in love with the profession, and the next time I applied for medical school I chose to only apply to DPM programs.
You are embarking on a lifelong journey, cloaked in the guise of a four-year excursion in podiatry school. Everything you have heard about this adventure will not do justice to what you will soon discover on your own.
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