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Second-year CPM student Tiffany Duarte guides new students to distribution. So very exciting to see new WesternU students on the Pomona campus for the first day of Welcome Week Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. The morning included College of Veterinary Medicine students getting tested for COVID-19, College of Pharmacy students going through orientation, student portraits, and College of Podiatric Medicine students receiving white coats, name badges, and equipment from the WesternU Campus Store.
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College of Podiatric Medicine

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.

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A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) 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 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 up 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.

As humans, we were made to move.
With purpose. With speed. With grace. And without pain.

Western University of Health Sciences held its Convocation ceremony for 1,037 students coming into the Pomona campus Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 at the Fairplex in Pomona. Following the Convocation ceremony, each of WesternU’s nine colleges will then hold white coat ceremonies.

Message from the Dean

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 podiatric medicine in mind.

I am so proud of our students and graduates. When I meet an applicant I think of them not just as a potential student but as a potential, future colleague. This is a rewarding field of medicine and surgery and I believe Western University of Health Sciences is the place that will help you to achieve the best for yourself and your family.

V. Kathleen Satterfield, DPM, FACPM, MAPWCA

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All student journeys are unique and meaningful. Hear about how some students’ paths lead to WesternU and the College of Podiatric Medicine. We would enjoy hearing your story and the circumstances and interests that have led you to an interest in serving patients with compassion and care.

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WesternU’s College of Podiatric Medicine is leading the charge to earn parity with allopathic and osteopathic medicine by embedding its students into the medical school curriculum. Where osteopathic medical students take Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, the podiatric medical students take Podiatric Medicine Principles. The rigor of CPM curriculum prepares students to approach board examinations with confidence. Overall, WesternU’s four-year program allows students to learn with an integrated team of health professionals in a part of the country with a wealth of clinical opportunities.

  • Events

    Welcome Week Class of 2026
    August 1-5, 2022

    Match Day 2023
    March 17, 2023

    Commencement DPM Class of 2023
    May 17, 2023 | 9:30 AM

  • Alumni Information

    The 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. Share your news!

  • Continuing Education

    Our goal is to enhance the knowledge and skills of practitioners on the most current and medically advanced techniques and procedures. We will service local, regional, national and international health care providers through various learning styles – weekly teaching conference, lectures, workshops, teleconferences, interactive teaching conferences, and internet programs. Similar to our University Mission statement, we embrace the idea that it is our duty to educate health care professionals in a humanistic tradition that will enhance and extend the quality of life in our communities.

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  • CPM Clinic DEI

    Commitment TO DIVERSITY

    We are focused on seamless integration of DEI consciousness in our curriculum, recruitment and successful admission of students from diverse groups, engagement and leadership development of students from diverse groups, recruitment and advancement of employees of diverse groups, active engagement in DEI research, development of funding sources for scholarships, recruitment and retention efforts, and celebrations of local, national and global diversity.

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    Give to THE COLLEGE

    Help us continue to help our students succeed as medical providers dedicated to a scientific and humanistic approach to healing. We will all benefit by having healthier communities around us.


    Your journey to an exciting career in health care is just getting started. Please review the program admissions requirement or request more information and we’ll reach out to you. You may also consider scheduling a virtual advising appointment. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your goals!

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    WesternU Health Foot & Ankle Center

    The Foot & Ankle Center in Pomona 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 experiencing acute and chronic lower extremity conditions and those with serious foot and ankle problems caused by systemic chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. We provide the highest quality, innovative care to evaluate and treat our patients.