Ten Reasons to Consider a Career in Podiatry
- Podiatrists earn salaries comparable to other medical specialties, while maintaining on average a 40-60 hour work week, allowing for a health-care career with a better work-life balance.
- By being involved in patient care from diagnosis through treatment and recovery, podiatrists often establish meaningful relationships with their patients.
- Podiatrists work in a wide variety of practice settings, and can ultimately practice in a number of different health-care settings over the course of their medical career.
- 99% of graduating podiatry students were successfully placed in a podiatric residency program.
- Podiatry offers a number of sub-specialties like dermatology, sports medicine, diabetic wound care, and more.
- Podiatrists treat a wide variety of patients from pediatrics to geriatrics and in some cases all in the same day!
- Current podiatric medical students report a more supportive learning environment while in podiatric medical school when compared to other medical schools.
- While still receiving the same common courses as MD/DO students, podiatric medical students receive highly-specialized education and training from day one of podiatric medical school.
- Podiatry features less "life and death" situations, which alleviates the stress of making a life-or-death mistake.
- All podiatric medical students are trained as surgeons by being required to complete a three-year surgical residency upon graduation from podiatric medical college.
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