A Step Ahead
Why podiatric medicine?Why podiatric medicine?
Why Des Moines University?Why Des Moines University?
Why Des Moines, Iowa?W...
The FootThe Foot
•Complex structure designedComplex structure designed
for balance and mobilityfor balance and mobility
•H...
Why Podiatric Medicine?
Doctor of PodiatricDoctor of Podiatric
MedicineMedicine
•Specializes in the prevention,Specializes...
Why Podiatric Medicine?
Doctor of PodiatricDoctor of Podiatric
MedicineMedicine
•Makes independent decisionsMakes independ...
Why Podiatric Medicine?
Benefits of a PodiatricBenefits of a Podiatric
Medical CareerMedical Career
•Professional Satisfac...
Why Podiatric Medicine?
Need for PodiatricNeed for Podiatric
PhysiciansPhysicians
Baby BoomersBaby Boomers
•More miles on ...
Why Podiatric Medicine?
Podiatric SubspecialtiesPodiatric Subspecialties
•Diabetic footDiabetic foot
•GeriatricsGeriatrics...
Why Podiatric Medicine?
0 - 2 years0 - 2 years $ 63,088$ 63,088
3 - 5 years3 - 5 years $104,909$104,909
6 - 9 years6 - 9 y...
Why Des Moines University?
University SettingUniversity Setting
•Health sciences universityHealth sciences university
•22-...
Why Des Moines University?
Podiatric MedicalPodiatric Medical
EducationEducation
•Basic SciencesBasic Sciences
•Clinical S...
Why Des Moines University?
Basic SciencesBasic Sciences
•AnatomyAnatomy
•BiochemistryBiochemistry
•PhysiologyPhysiology
•M...
Why Des Moines University?
Clinical SciencesClinical Sciences
•PharmacologyPharmacology
•EndocrinologyEndocrinology
•Neuro...
Why Des Moines University?
Podiatric MedicinePodiatric Medicine
•Lower Limb AnatomyLower Limb Anatomy
•RadiologyRadiology
...
Why Des Moines University?
Clinical TrainingClinical Training
•24 months24 months
•DMU Foot & Ankle InstituteDMU Foot & An...
Why Des Moines University?
Outcomes on nationalOutcomes on national
board examsboard exams
Part OnePart One
•100% Pass rat...
Why Des Moines University?
Residency PlacementResidency Placement
2003 National Residencies2003 National Residencies
•64% ...
Why Des Moines University?
Class of 2007 AveragesClass of 2007 Averages
•Overall GPA – 3.3Overall GPA – 3.3
•Science GPA –...
Why Des Moines University?
Pre-RequisitesPre-Requisites
•Biology – 8 Hours*Biology – 8 Hours*
•Chemistry – 8 Hours*Chemist...
Why Des Moines University?
Pre-RequisitesPre-Requisites
•90 semester hours90 semester hours
•Bachelor’s degreeBachelor’s d...
Why Des Moines University?
•Online application availableOnline application available
through AACPMthrough AACPM
•Apply to ...
Why Des Moines, Iowa?
•Low cost of livingLow cost of living
•High quality of lifeHigh quality of life
•All the amenities o...
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Des Moines University Podiatry Presentation

  1. 1. A Step Ahead
  2. 2. Why podiatric medicine?Why podiatric medicine? Why Des Moines University?Why Des Moines University? Why Des Moines, Iowa?Why Des Moines, Iowa?
  3. 3. The FootThe Foot •Complex structure designedComplex structure designed for balance and mobilityfor balance and mobility •Highly significant interactionHighly significant interaction with rest of the bodywith rest of the body •May be first area to revealMay be first area to reveal signs of systemic medicalsigns of systemic medical conditionsconditions Why Podiatric Medicine?
  4. 4. Why Podiatric Medicine? Doctor of PodiatricDoctor of Podiatric MedicineMedicine •Specializes in the prevention,Specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment ofdiagnosis and treatment of foot disorders, diseases, andfoot disorders, diseases, and injuriesinjuries •Works closely with otherWorks closely with other health professionals to treathealth professionals to treat and control diseaseand control disease
  5. 5. Why Podiatric Medicine? Doctor of PodiatricDoctor of Podiatric MedicineMedicine •Makes independent decisionsMakes independent decisions •Performs surgeryPerforms surgery •Prescribes medicationsPrescribes medications •Utilizes radiographic andUtilizes radiographic and laboratory tests for diagnosticlaboratory tests for diagnostic purposespurposes •Orders physical therapyOrders physical therapy
  6. 6. Why Podiatric Medicine? Benefits of a PodiatricBenefits of a Podiatric Medical CareerMedical Career •Professional SatisfactionProfessional Satisfaction •Alleviating human sufferingAlleviating human suffering •Flexible practice hoursFlexible practice hours •Balanced lifestyleBalanced lifestyle
  7. 7. Why Podiatric Medicine? Need for PodiatricNeed for Podiatric PhysiciansPhysicians Baby BoomersBaby Boomers •More miles on their feetMore miles on their feet •More active lifestyles meansMore active lifestyles means more injury-pronemore injury-prone •Largest segment of populationLargest segment of population DiabetesDiabetes •Reaching epidemic proportionsReaching epidemic proportions
  8. 8. Why Podiatric Medicine? Podiatric SubspecialtiesPodiatric Subspecialties •Diabetic footDiabetic foot •GeriatricsGeriatrics •Pediatrics (Podopediatrics)Pediatrics (Podopediatrics) •Biomechanics/OrthopedicsBiomechanics/Orthopedics •Sports MedicineSports Medicine
  9. 9. Why Podiatric Medicine? 0 - 2 years0 - 2 years $ 63,088$ 63,088 3 - 5 years3 - 5 years $104,909$104,909 6 - 9 years6 - 9 years $126,717$126,717 10 - 14 years10 - 14 years $143,141$143,141 15 - 24 years15 - 24 years $158,509$158,509 25+ years25+ years $125,000$125,000 Source: APMA 2002Source: APMA 2002 Average Net IncomeAverage Net Income $134,557$134,557 1111thth Highest Paid Profession in U.S.Highest Paid Profession in U.S. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2000Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2000
  10. 10. Why Des Moines University? University SettingUniversity Setting •Health sciences universityHealth sciences university •22-acre campus22-acre campus Unique EducationUnique Education •Combined basic sciencesCombined basic sciences
  11. 11. Why Des Moines University? Podiatric MedicalPodiatric Medical EducationEducation •Basic SciencesBasic Sciences •Clinical SciencesClinical Sciences •Podiatric MedicinePodiatric Medicine
  12. 12. Why Des Moines University? Basic SciencesBasic Sciences •AnatomyAnatomy •BiochemistryBiochemistry •PhysiologyPhysiology •MicrobiologyMicrobiology •PathologyPathology •HistologyHistology
  13. 13. Why Des Moines University? Clinical SciencesClinical Sciences •PharmacologyPharmacology •EndocrinologyEndocrinology •NeurologyNeurology •CardiologyCardiology •HematologyHematology •RheumatologyRheumatology •DermatologyDermatology •Respiratory SystemRespiratory System •Gastrointestinal SystemGastrointestinal System •Renal SystemRenal System •NutritionNutrition •OrthopedicsOrthopedics
  14. 14. Why Des Moines University? Podiatric MedicinePodiatric Medicine •Lower Limb AnatomyLower Limb Anatomy •RadiologyRadiology •BiomechanicsBiomechanics •SurgerySurgery •Advanced Cardiac LifeAdvanced Cardiac Life SupportSupport •Basic Surgical SkillsBasic Surgical Skills •Managed CareManaged Care •Medical ResearchMedical Research •GerontologyGerontology •Trauma/EmergencyTrauma/Emergency MedicineMedicine
  15. 15. Why Des Moines University? Clinical TrainingClinical Training •24 months24 months •DMU Foot & Ankle InstituteDMU Foot & Ankle Institute •County HospitalCounty Hospital •Ambulatory ClinicsAmbulatory Clinics •Long-Term Care FacilitiesLong-Term Care Facilities •Community PracticesCommunity Practices
  16. 16. Why Des Moines University? Outcomes on nationalOutcomes on national board examsboard exams Part OnePart One •100% Pass rate for the last three100% Pass rate for the last three yearsyears Part TwoPart Two •97% Pass rate, Class of 200397% Pass rate, Class of 2003 PM Lexis (Part Three)PM Lexis (Part Three) •Above the national average for moreAbove the national average for more than six yearsthan six years
  17. 17. Why Des Moines University? Residency PlacementResidency Placement 2003 National Residencies2003 National Residencies •64% multi-year programs64% multi-year programs CPMS Class of 2003CPMS Class of 2003 ResidenciesResidencies •93% placed in multi-year93% placed in multi-year surgical programssurgical programs
  18. 18. Why Des Moines University? Class of 2007 AveragesClass of 2007 Averages •Overall GPA – 3.3Overall GPA – 3.3 •Science GPA – 3.1Science GPA – 3.1 •MCAT – 20MCAT – 20
  19. 19. Why Des Moines University? Pre-RequisitesPre-Requisites •Biology – 8 Hours*Biology – 8 Hours* •Chemistry – 8 Hours*Chemistry – 8 Hours* •Organic Chemistry – 8 Hours*Organic Chemistry – 8 Hours* •Physics – 8 Hours*Physics – 8 Hours* •English – 6 HoursEnglish – 6 Hours *Lab Required*Lab Required
  20. 20. Why Des Moines University? Pre-RequisitesPre-Requisites •90 semester hours90 semester hours •Bachelor’s degreeBachelor’s degree recommendedrecommended •MCAT preferredMCAT preferred •Pre-professional advisoryPre-professional advisory committee evaluationcommittee evaluation •Interview requiredInterview required
  21. 21. Why Des Moines University? •Online application availableOnline application available through AACPMthrough AACPM •Apply to all 6 member schoolsApply to all 6 member schools with same applicationwith same application •Application cycle begins inApplication cycle begins in September for class that starts theSeptember for class that starts the following Augustfollowing August
  22. 22. Why Des Moines, Iowa? •Low cost of livingLow cost of living •High quality of lifeHigh quality of life •All the amenities of a big cityAll the amenities of a big city without the problemswithout the problems
  23. 23. A Step Ahead

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