Although it is possible to enter podiatry school after three years of college, we strongly recommend that you complete the four-year bachelor’s degree. We suggest that you follow programs for the major in Biochemistry, Health Science or Biology, since most podiatry schools require eight semester credits in biology, 16 in chemistry, eight in physics and at least 30 semester credits in humanities and social science studies. We also recommend that you take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) during the spring semester of your junior year at Benedictine University. The mean MCAT score for students accepted in colleges of podiatric medicine is approximately 8.0, and the mean cumulative grade point average is 3.4 (on a 4-point scale). Applications should be made through the American Association of College of Podiatric Medicine Application Service.
Interviews by, and recommendation letters from, the Health Science Recommendations Committee should be arranged for during the spring or fall semester of the junior or senior year respectively.