University of Wisconsin–Madison

Application Process

Application Timeline

Below is a rough timeline for preparing your application.  Click on the arrows for more information.


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 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.


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