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Student Life

Getting their foot in the door…

Students are at the center of what we do. You can find our students researching new practices of podiatric medicine, volunteering in the community, leading others, and bettering themselves. Here is a glimpse of their life as a Podiatric Medical student at WesternU.

Student Doctors of the Month April 2024

Each month the Student Government Association for the respective DPM cohorts asks their classmates to nominate a colleague for Student of the Month. The students select their classmates with reasoning as to why that individual embodies those characteristics. The criteria for winning Student of the Month must correlate with the demonstration of humanism, diligence, and optimism.
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Carmen Massel, DPM 2027

“Carmen has been very thoughtful and provides assistance whenever asked. She is funny and straight to the point but does it in love. She also provides great resources and never asks for anything in return.”

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Shaniah Pereida, DPM 2026

“Shaniah always helps other classmates with everything, from academics to emotional troubles, you can always count on Shaniah!”

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Brittany Casini, DPM 2027

“Brittany is a loving, honest, and caring person who continues to be a valuable person to this class. She brings light into our days with her amazing humor and personality! Can’t forget to mention that Brittany is a podiatry prodigy with the biggest heart. We love you Brit!”

Clubs and Organizations

Explore an array of opportunities outside the classroom through student organizations and leadership roles. Whether students drawn to national associations or unique special interest clubs, our diverse options let them connect with peers who share their passions. Joining executive boards, engaging with the Student Government Association, or representing renowned societies to develop vital skills and advocate for causes they are passionate about is only the beginning of what students get involved in. Discover more by clicking the link below.
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Learning Communities

WesternU College of Podiatric Medicine has a learning community structure to build collaborative relationships between students and faculty. Our four communities include students in all four years of schooling as well as faculty mentors to facilitate connection among all levels of learning. The learning communities are focused on cultivating a healthy sense of competition and camaraderie while also sharing knowledge and experience throughout the educational journey.

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CPM Student Affairs is happy to answer any questions you may have.