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Greeting From the Chairman

It is a distinct honor and privilege to serve as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

NYCPM is the first and largest college of podiatric medicine, with a rich tradition of providing the most challenging academic curriculum and training programs for its students. Dedicated students who apply themselves will achieve tremendous benefits from this four-year program, which prepares them to enter residency podiatric medical training well-equipped to succeed in the discipline of podiatric medicine.

In the treatment rooms of NYCPM's clinical teaching affiliate, Foot Center of New York, senior student trainees observe care in the course of nearly 40,000 patient visits a year. This large clinic patient visit load is comparable to the patient loads of many urban area hospitals in large cities.

The College is also affiliated with Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Metropolitan Hospital Center and the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, among others. These affiliations provide greater educational and learning opportunities for seniors through clerkship programs at affiliated hospitals. In addition, graduate medical education programs are being expanded to include general medical and health care services and the opportunity for clinical staff to participate in research programs.

Five podiatrists serve as trustees on the College's Board. This representation ensures sensitivity to the needs of the podiatric medical student and a progressive curriculum, reflective of evolving trends within the profession.

The responsibility of the Board and the College does not end with Commencement. Rather, the Board maintains an active interest in the careers of alumni, encouraging and supporting them along their career paths. It is the Board's aim to nurture and instill in every student the ability to become a successful, productive Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. By doing so, the Board fulfills its responsibility to the student body, the community it serves and the profession of podiatric medicine.

Stanley S. Mandel,
Chairman, Board of Trustees

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