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Competitive Candidate Profile

Although there is no formula to ensure admittance to the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine program, it is in your best interest to demonstrate to the admissions committee whichever of the following key attributes you possess.

We desire that each Podiatric Medicine student:

  • Take an active role in your educational experiences
  • Display integrity, compassion and respect 
  • Aspire for life-long learning
  • Desire a collaborative approach to
    health professions education
  • Strive to engage in new and innovative educational approaches
  • Commit to becoming excellent, caring, and compassionate health professionals
  • Understand and appreciate collaborative team processes
  • Participate in community-based education and/or service learning projects
  • Embrace moral principles

The following statistics for this year's entering class (seated Fall 2013) will give you a sense of where you might fall within the applicant pool. For additional statistics, please visit the Office of Institutional Research's Academic Outcomes webpage.

Number of Applications Received 427 Number of California Residents 26
Number of Students Enrolled 50 Average Overall GPA 3.26
Number of Interviews Granted 136 Average Science GPA 3.11
Number of Males Enrolled 33 Average MCAT Score 22
Number of Females Enrolled 17