Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, DPM Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM) offers coursework and clinical programs leading to the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree in four years. The DPM curriculum fully prepares students for post-graduate residency training.
In health care today, it is important to focus on the whole patient, rather than an isolated medical problem. Serious problems of the foot or lower extremity can adversely affect the overall health and well-being of a patient. Conversely, systemic disease or disorder, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease, may manifest itself first through potentially serious foot problems. These complex interrelationships demand a DPM, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, and a skilled practitioner educated to detect and treat a variety of related diseases. Students at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine make a commitment to excellence in podiatry from the first week of orientation through residency. By graduation, students will demonstrate proficiency in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of problems and diseases of the foot, ankle and lower extremity.