College of Podiatric Medicine

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. Imagine how you’ll feel seeing someone walk again because of you. Or just as exciting, working with athletes to maintain their full potential by treating and preventing sports injuries. Podiatric medicine opens doors to research and participation in clinical trials for novel treatments and technologies. Whether you open your own practice after graduation, participate in research, government consulting or join the pharmaceutical field, podiatric medicine is a diverse and financially rewarding medical career choice.



V. Kathleen Satterfield, DPM, FACFAOM

V. Kathleen Satterfield, DPM Dean and Professor
College of Podiatric Medicine

V. Kathleen Satterfield, DPM, FACFAOM

Welcome to our college! Imagine if you had the opportunity to build a school from the ground up. You would make it the best, most modern example that your imagination could create. That is exactly how the College of Podiatric Medicine (CPM) was created, with modern podiatry in mind.

This field of medicine has evolved over the past few decades more dramatically than probably any other area of medicine. It is now a modern surgical specialty. After completing medical school, graduates go through a three-year hospital-based residency program to practice in the vast majority of states.

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Mission, Vision and Core Values

WesternU CPM Mission, Vision, and Core Values

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About Our Program

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Our innovative curriculum is based on the latest literature to support adult learning, optimize multiple educational methods and retention to maximize your success and benefit your patients’ well-being.

The first two years focus on the foundations of medicine in the classroom and small group activities, hands-on workshops, and standardized patients. The third and fourth years focus on clinical rotations and learning to care for patients firsthand.



WesternU Health | Pomona  Foot and Ankle Center


The Foot & Ankle Center is a state-of-the-art facility staffed by nationally recognized experts in podiatric medicine and surgery. Our team is proud to offer critical expertise to help patients manage serious foot and ankle problems caused by chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. We also offer the highest quality and innovative evaluation and treatment of many conditions affecting the lower extremity. Learn more about our staff and schedule an appointment today!


College of Podiatric Medicine Events

ACFAS Scientific Conference
San Antonio, TX | February 19-22, 2020

WesternU Preview Day
March 7, 2020

Honors Day
March 11, 2020

Match Day
March 20, 2020

CPM Commencement
May 15, 2020

Welcome Week | DPM 2024
August 3-7, 2020

Convocation and White Coat
Saturday, August 8, 2020


WesternU CPM DPM 2019 Podiatric OathThe Alumni Office recently launched WesternU Connect. Through this online networking platform, you will be able to reconnect with your classmates, stay up to date on campus news, provide and/or receive career advice, and even connect with alumni in your area.

We love to hear all your exciting news, so please share new contact information, jobs, publications, presentations, awards, honors, marriages, births, etc… Anything you would like to share, we would love to hear about it and share it with your classmates in the Class Notes section of the WesternU View!  We also welcome all photos pertaining to your updates. Click here to share your news!.


Why I Love WesternU-CPM

“What I love the most about WesternU CPM is the push by its students, faculty, and Dean to revolutionize the healthcare system by implementing podiatric medicine for patients to have frontline access to quality, patient-centered care.” – Stephanie Campbell, DPM Class of 2018


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For information about how to support the College of Podiatric Medicine, please contact the Office of Annual Giving and Donor Relations: (909) 706-3476.