The Accelerated Podiatric Medicine Program

Students interested in attending the New York, Ohio or Pennsylvania Colleges of Podiatric Medicine have the option of completing their undergraduate and medical degrees in seven years instead of eight years. The required course of study while at Saint Vincent College is listed below. Students should consult the Chairperson of the Preprofessional Health Committee for additional information.

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Results
  • At the end of the second year of successful study at the College of Podiatric Medicine, the student receives the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Biology from Saint Vincent College. At the end of the fourth year of successful study at the College of Podiatric Medicine, the student receives the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree.
Statistics
Following are the admissions statistics and schools attended for students who graduated from Saint Vincent College during the past five years.

Health Profession #Matriculants/#Applicants % Accepted
Human Medicine 38/47 81%
Dental Medicine 6/8 75%
Veterinary Medicine 6/7 86%
Optometry 11/13 85%
Podiatric Medicine 1/1 100%
Chiropractic 3/3 100%


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Requirements for the Joint Accelerated Podiatric Medicine

Saint Vincent Required Courses

History - 6 credits
English - 6 credits
Philosophy - 6 credits
Theology - 6 credits
Social Sciences - 6 credits
Intermediate Language - 6 credits
General Chemistry - 8 credits
Organic Chemistry - 8 credits
Mathematics - 8 credits
Physics - 8 credits
General Biology - 8 credits
Cell Biology - 4 credits
Additionally, 12 credits must be selected from:
Molecular Genetics and Laboratory - 4 credits
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Laboratory - 4 credits
Mammalian Physiology and Laboratory - 4 credits
Histology and Laboratory - 4 credits

All students must take one course designated as a First-Year Seminar.
Total credit hours: 95 hours

  • Learning Objectives

    * To broadly and effectively educate students in the theory and practice of science for success in the health and allied health professions.

    * To empower students with the skills and knowledge of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics necessary to form a broad scientific foundation as preparation for admissions exams, and for application in the health and allied health professions.

    * To specifically prepare undergraduate students for study in allopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, dental medicine, osteopathic medicine, optometry, podiatric medicine, and veterinary medicine.

    * To specifically prepare undergraduate students for study in allied health fields including nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physician assistant graduate programs.