College of Science and Health (CSH)
Pre-podiatry is NOT a major at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
It is a statement of your intention to go to podiatry school someday. Our pre-medicine advising will help you prepare for osteopathy programs around the country.
Podiatry or podiatric medicine is a branch of medicine devoted to the study of diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity.
A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), is a medical specialist who diagnose and treats conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and structures of the leg. The training of podiatric physicians includes human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, sociological and psychological perspectives, general medicine, surgery and pharmacology. Specialist podiatric physicians are podiatrists with additional postgraduate training or fellowship training and experience in the specialized field.
Student interested in Podiatry are encouraged to check out the Pre-Medicine page.