The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) is continually expanding the resources necessary to showcase careers in podiatric medicine; as such, we are proud to share with you our 2018 promotional materials for you to use in your office.
The Podiatric Medical College Information Book (CIB) for Fall 2018 and Fall 2019 Entering Classes showcases why our student choose careers in podiatric medicine. The student brochure highlights clinical practice choices and introduces students to the distinctive education path DPMs follow. Both resources are enclosed for your use.
The contents of this newsletter can be referenced as you develop strategies for introducing students to careers in podiatric medicine. We invite you to meet our 2018 Ambassadors to Podiatric Medicine or learn how to schedule a DPM Speaker on your campus.
We have also expanded the digital materials available for your use. From videos to digital posters, we have several resources for you to access in our improved Career Center. We want to encourage you to provide a link to these digital resources on your professional website.
We hope that by sharing these resources with you, we can continue to build avenues for new interest in careers in podiatric medicine.
It is our sincerest hope that these materials will help you to see your students in a white coat!
Moraith G. North
The DPM Mentors Network™ – Speaker Series
The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) is proud to announce the launch of the DPM Mentors Network: a tool for both advisors and student to use to locate DPMs from which to explore information regarding careers in podiatric medicine.
Try it out today!
Advisors need access to an easy to tool which can help them with locating professional speakers for on-campus events. When the Network is accessed by an advisor or faculty, he or she can view a customized list of local DPMs near his or her institution. The Network will allow users to request a DPM Guest Speaker for on-campus events, and then provide direct feedback about that Speaker to the Network. Details about the event will be sent to the speaker by using the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section, where users can provide the Speaker with valuable information about the type and size of the event – even where to park.
Reliable Clinical Shadowing Opportunities
When a student accesses the Network, they are introduced to a community of DPMs who will welcome them into their facilities and provide them with an eye-opening insight into the world of podiatric medicine. With the DPM Mentors Network, students can select DPMs to shadow in a hospital setting or a private practice. The experience can be tailored to suit students’ specific interests: surgery, pediatrics, orthopedics, and sports medicine, just to name a few. Studies conducted by the AACPM have concluded that students choose careers in Podiatric Medicine after seeing first-hand what a DPM does in his or her practice.
Get Your Students to Take the First Step Towards a Career in Podiatric Medicine
Host a DPM speaker on your campus. We have local Doctors of Podiatric Medicine available to speak to classes, student organizations or participate in health career events. DPMs are trained speakers who can address career aspects, education and residency training.
Consider asking a DPM to participate in a health careers panel discussion about a variety of careers in medicine.
To request a speaker, log in to your account and select your dates. For detailed instructions, view our Network Instructions Page: Network Toolkit for Advisors
Current Student Voices: Conversation Starters
Our new College Information Book introduces you to our 2018 Ambassadors to Podiatric Medicine – our current students! Meet a few of our student ambassadors here and then go online for more of their stories.
We want to encourage you to share their stories with your students. Here are a few conversation starters for you:
Parneet Randhawa suggests students with a wide range of interests might be a good fit. “This field gives you the opportunity to work with a wide range of the population -whether its children, elderly or athletes. You can pursue your emphasis in foot and ankle trauma, work alongside orthopedics. You can specialize in wound care, sports medicine or podo-pediatrics.”
Trent Brookshier wanted to lock in a specialty and know he would have a surgical residency. “When you get accepted into podiatric medicine you are already matched into a specialty.”
“All you have to do is give it a chance.” – Emma Otieno
Our students have hundreds of ideas to start your conversation. Check it out today.
Explain what is a competitive applicant to the colleges of podiatric medicine:
The average incoming student has a 3.1 GPA, 3.4 science GPA, and an average 495 MCAT score.
They have shadowed a DPM, have volunteer or community service experience, exposure to research and are accomplished candidates.
Let’s be social: social media you can use
Helpful tweets and posts you can use – any time!
We welcome you to follow us on any of our social platforms: Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If you need ideas to generate content for your followers, feel free to use these:
Considering a Career in Medicine? Careers in Podiatric Medicine are expected to increase 10% between 2016 and 2026! #DiscoverPodiatricMedicine @PodMedColleges
Podiatric Physicians rank #7 in the US News and World Reports 25 Best Jobs That Pay $100K! Will you see yourself in a white coat when you #DiscoverPodiatricMedicine? @PodMedColleges
Are you considering a surgical specialty? What about sports medicine or orthopedics? Podiatric Medicine offers all of these in one career choice. See yourself in a white coat when you #DiscoverPodiatricMedicine. @PodMedColleges
After completing 4 years of podiatric medical studies, podiatric physicians apply for a comprehensive 3-year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency. See yourself in a white coat when you #DiscoverPodiatricMedicine! @PodMedColleges