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Application Requirements

By completing the necessary prerequisites for WesternU’s DO program, you have also completed all prerequisites for WesternU’s Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) program. In addition, having a valid MCAT score makes you eligible to apply for the current DPM application cycle. Below you will see a comparison of the prerequisites for each program.

DO Prerequisites
Course Semester Quarter
College English 6 9
Biological Sciences with lab 8 12
Organic Chemistry with lab 8 12
Inorganic Chemistry with lab 8 12
Physics with lab 8 12
Behavioral Sciences 6 9
DPM Prerequisites
Course Semester Quarter
College English 6 9
Biological Sciences with lab 8 12
Organic Chemistry with lab 8 12
Inorganic Chemistry with lab 8 12
Physics with lab 8 12
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Career Information


The practice of Podiatric medicine and surgery involves the medical diagnosis and management of conditions that may be local or systemic and have manifested in the lower extremity. This practice enables Doctors of Podiatric Medicine to pursue careers in fields such as: surgery, sports medicine, orthopedics, and diabetes.

In addition to exciting career opportunities, Podiatrists have been ranked as a Best Paying Job by US News with a median salary of $126,240.00.

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Moving Forward

I encourage you to take the next step towards pursuing this exciting career opportunity by: