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CURRICULUM

The New York College of Podiatric Medicine offers a four-year program of study, the ultimate goal of which is to prepare the entry level Doctor of Podiatric Medicine to enter graduate podiatric medical training programs.

The podiatric medical curriculum is designed for pre-medical students who have completed prerequisite education in chemistry, physics and biology. The curriculum of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine parallels that of allopathic/osteopathic medicine in that it is founded in traditional western medical principles and consists of two years of pre-clinical and two years of clinical sciences.

The student of podiatric medicine must master a comprehensive knowledge of Basic Medical Sciences including but not limited to: general anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, neuroanatomy, immunology, genetics and bacteriology of the body and its systems. This knowledge prepares the student to enter the clinical training years of the program.

At present, the courses are arranged such that the student begins study with fundamental knowledge of normal structure and function of the human body. This is followed by combined basic and general clinical science courses in the second year, where fundamentals of pathologic diseases are introduced and clinical correlations are presented. Full body physical assessment skills commence in the first year and progressively increase throughout the course of study.

Study in the third year revolves, predominately, around a combination of didactic lectures and departmentalized clinical clerkships in areas pertaining to the lower extremity.

The fourth year devotes itself to diagnostic skills through problem solving in clinical settings. Students rotate through hospital-based clerkships in General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics and General Radiology, and also spend three months in elective externships at a variety of National and International sites.

The clinical opportunities at the College and affiliated hospitals and clinics are unsurpassed in regard to the number of patients and the variety of podiatric disorders encountered and treated. Annually, the College-affiliated Foot Center and hospitals record approximately fifty thousand patient visits. Students receive practical training under the direct supervision of the College's distinguished academic and clinical faculty. Clinical training includes the requirement to diagnose ("work up") patients and propose appropriate treatment plans.

The program of study, includes related courses in Medical Ethics, Research and Community Medicine acquainting the student with the community and professional entities to be served and the specific obligations/restrictions attendant in practice on the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.

The D.P.M. Program by Semester

 

First Year    

 

Semester 1

 

 

DMCRO1113

Bacteriology

DMETS1205

Biochemistry

DMORP1306

Cell Biology and Histology & Lab

DMETS1210

Introduction to Genetics

DMORP1313

Neuroscience

Semester 2

 

 

DMORP1327

Clinical Anatomy

 

DMETS1213

Molecular Biology & Molecular Genetics

 

DMETS1218

Physiology & Lab

 

DMCRO1103

Immunology

 

 

 




Second Year    

Semester 3

DMCRO2105

Infectious Diseases

DMORP2317

Lower Extremity Anatomy & Lab

DMORP23A4

Pathology I & Lab

DPMED2833

Physical Assessment & Lab

DCHMD2615

Medical Ethics and the Art of Doctoring

DCHMD2602

Research Methodology and Epidemiology

Semester 4

DMETS2225

Fundamentals of Pathophysiology

DMETS2204

Pharmacology

DMORP23B4

Pathology II

DSURG2912

Anesthesiology

DOTHO2701

Biomechanics

DPMED2822

Dermatology

DOTHO2725

Functional Orthopedics I

DPMED2841

Neurology

DPEDS2501

Podopediatrics I

DPMED2862

Podiatric Medicine I

DPMED2823

Clinical Skills

DSURG2932

Podiatric Surgery of Foot and Ankle I



Third Year    

Semester 5

DPMED3835

CPR/AED for the Prof'l. Rescuer

DOTHO3703

Functional Orthopedics II

DPMED3805

Podiatric Medicine II

DSURG3903

Pod. Surgery of Foot & Ankle II

DPEDS3515

Podopediatrics II

DPMED3804

Internal Medicine

DOTHO3753

Orthopedics Clerkship

DPMED3851

Physical Diagnosis Clerkship

DOTHO3751

Phys. & Rehab. Medicine Clerkship

DPMED3859

Podiatric Medicine Clerkship

DSURG3957

Podiatric Surgery Clerkship

DPEDS3553

Podopediatrics Clerkship

DPMED3x02

Radiology Clerkship

DMORP3300

Honors Clerkship in Dermatopathology

Semester 6

DOTHO3714

Functional Orthopedics III

DPMED3X22

Medical Imaging

DOTHO3705

Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

DOTHO3715

Sports Medicine

DSURG3915

Traumatology

DSURG3922

Intro. to General Surgery

DPMED3802

Emergency Medicine

DCHMD3621

Topics in Health Care Delivery &
Community Medicine

DCLNS6000

Capstone Clinical Experience and Comprehensive Assessment

DCHMD3601

Geriatrics




Fourth Year    

Semester 7 & 8

DOXTN5401

Externship Program I

DOXTN5402

Externship Program II

DOXTN5403

Externship Program III

DOXTN5404

Externship Program IV

DPMED4814

Emergency Medicine Clerkship

DPMED4824

Internal Medicine Clerkship

DPMED4X01

Senior Radiology Clerkship

DPMED5804

Comprehensive Podiatric Hospital Rotation

DSURG4914

General Surgery Clerkship

DSURG4938

Senior Surgery of Foot and Ankle

 

 




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