What is a Podiatrist?

A Podiatrist, also called a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine is an expert in diagnosing, treating and preventing foot disorders such as bunions, structural faults, hammertoes, heel and arch pain, neuromas, warts, corns and calluses, just to name a few. In order to become a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine the following education is required,

  • 4 years of University receiving an Undergraduate Degree (Bachelor of Science)
  • Medical College of Admission Test (MCAT)
  • 4 years at an Accredited College of Podiatric Medicine
  • National Board and Provincial Licensing examinations must be passed
  • Residency program in hospitals or clinics from 1-3 years