Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine Western University of Health Sciences

Message from the Dean

Lawrence B. Harkless, DPM

Lawrence B. Harkless, DPM

It is with enthusiasm and pride that I welcome you to Western University of Health Sciences, College of Podiatric Medicine (WUCPM). Podiatric Medicine is an outstanding career opportunity that is sometimes overlooked by pre-medical students, as it is often considered an alternative instead of an option. As a podiatric practitioner who spent 30 years in an academic health science center, I can say without a doubt that podiatric medicine is an exciting, challenging, rewarding profession, as we are many specialists wrapped up in one. We are the dermatologist, neurologist, rheumatologist, and orthopedist of the foot and ankle. More…

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About Our Program

About Our ProgramPodiatric Medicine: You will practice regenerative medicine and gene therapy The field of podiatry has changed dramatically. Podiatric medicine is exciting and benefits people in ways you’ve never imagined. A podiatric physician can help prevent amputations while saving limbs and lives. By the time you graduate, you will be able to apply the cutting edge technology of living cell and gene therapy to the field of diabetic wound healing. More…

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission, Vision and Values Academic excellence achieved through an innovative curriculum, interprofessional education and research that trains podiatric physicians and surgeons to integrate into the healthcare system as compassionate specialists of the lower extremity. More…


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