||Students should take the most challenging high school courses (including
AP or IB courses) available in science, math, and English.
Two to four years of undergraduate college work are required for entry
into schools of podiatry.
Four additional years are then spent studying podiatric medicine.
All states require a license to practice podiatry, but each state sets
its own specific requirements. The first two years of podiatric study
usually concentrate on the basic sciences, and the third and fourth years
are spent rotating through hospitals, clinics, and private practice offices.
Many graduates then complete a hospital residency of one to three years.