Application Process

Application Timeline

Below is a rough timeline for preparing your application.  Please come in and talk with us about your plans to apply!



Research Schools. The AACPM publishes a Podiatric Medical College Information Book; you can find a PDF copy here.  For a list of podiatry schools, click here. For tips on choosing schools, visit our Selecting Schools page.

Make a list of your activities outside of class.

  • hours, dates, locations, contacts
  • what your role was, what you learned, etc.

Identify possible letter writers.  



Study for the MCAT. Most podiatry programs require the MCAT. To hear how other students have prepared, visit our exam tips page.

Write personal statement. For tips on writing your application essay, check out our Personal Statements page.

Request letters of recommendation. Most, but not all podiatry schools require 3 letters of recommendation.  We recommend one from a podiatrist and two from science faculty.  For tips on how to build relationships with faculty, visit our Letters of Recommendation page.  



Complete the centralized application. Podiatry schools use a centralized application called AACPMAS.  The application typically opens in early August. The AACPMAS costs $160 for the first program and then follows a fee schedule for additional schools. The centralized application includes:

Complete school-specific supplemental application. Some, but not all, podiatry programs require a secondary application.

Interview. Some, but not all, podiatry programs have finalists interview. For help preparing for interviews, visit our Interview Preparation page.