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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

 

 

PCLP600

Bacteriology

PCLP601

Biochemistry

PCLP602

Cell Biology and Histology & Lab

PCLP603

Introduction to Genetics

PCLP604

Physiology I & Lab

Semester 2

 

 

CHMP614

Medical Ethics and the Art of Doctoring

 

PCLP605

General Anatomy & Lab

 

PCLP606

Immunology

 

PCLP607

Molecular Biology & Molecular Genetics

PCLP608

Neuroscience

 

PCLP609

Physiology II & Lab

 




Second Year    

Semester 3

CHMP615

Research Methodology & Epidemiology

MEDP613

#Physical Assessment & Lab

PCLP610

Infectious Diseases

PCLP611

Lower Extremity Anatomy & Lab

PCLP612

Pathology I & Lab

Semester 4

MEDP618

*#Dermatology

MEDP621

-#Neurology

MEDP625

*Podiatric Medicine I

ORTP617

-Biomechanics

ORTP619

-Functional Orthopedics I

PCLP620

*Fundamentals of Pathophysiology

PCLP622

*Pathology II

PCLP623

*Pharmacology

PEDP624

-Podopediatrics I

SRGP616

*Anesthesiology

SRGP626

*Podiatric Surgery of Foot and Ankle I

MEDP701

-Combined Clinical Skills



Third Year    

Semester 5

MEDP628

Internal Medicine I

MEDP629

Medical Imaging I

MEDP631

Podiatric Medicine II

ORTP627

Functional Orthopedics II

ORTP630

Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

PEDP633

Podopediatrics II

SRGP632

Podiatric Surgery of Foot & Ankle II

 

 

Groups 1 & 2

 

MEDP705

Internal Medicine (Ambulatory) Clerkship

MEDP706

Physical Diagnosis Clerkship

MEDP707

Podiatric Medicine Clerkship

MEDP708

Podiatric Imaging Clerkship

ORTP703

Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine Clerkship

 

 

Groups 3 & 4

 

ORTP702

Orthopedics Clerkship

SRGP703

Podiatric Surgery Clerkship

PEDP704

Podopediatrics Clerkship

Semester 6

CHMP636

Geriatrics

CHMP641

Topics in Health Care Delivery & Community Medicine

MEDP635

Emergency Medicine

MEDP637

Internal Medicine II

MEDP639

Medical Imaging II

ORTP634

Advanced Topics in Biomechanics and Sports Medicine

SRGP638

Introduction to General Surgery

SRGP640

Podiatric Surgery of Foot & Ankle III

SRGP642

Traumatology

 

 

Groups 1 & 2

 

ORTP702

Orthopedics Clerkship

PEDP704

Podopediatrics Clerkship

SRGP703

Podiatric Surgery Clerkship

 

 

Groups 3 & 4

 

MEDP705

Internal Medicine (Ambulatory) Clerkship

MEDP706

Physical Diagnosis Clerkship

ORTP703

Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine Clerkship

MEDP707

Podiatric Medicine Clerkship

MEDP708

Podiatric Imaging Clerkship

 

 

CPSP700

Capstone Clinical Experience in Comp. Assessment




Fourth Year    

Semester 7

XTNP709

Externship Program I

XTNP710

Externship Program II

MEDP711

Emergency Medicine Clerkship

MEDP712

Internal Medicine (Inpatient) Clerkship

MEDP713

Senior Imaging Clerkship

SRGP714

General Surgery Clerkship

SRGP715

Senior Surgery of Foot and Ankle

Semester 8

XTNP718

Externship Program III

XTNP719

Externship Program IV

XTNP720

Externship Program V

ORTP717

Senior Orthopedics/Podopediatrics Clerkship

 

 




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