Finding a mentor is a valuable step in your journey as a future podiatrist. Shadowing with a mentor will show you the day to day work of a DPM.
A letter of recommendation from a shadowing mentor is required to apply to many schools and colleges of podiatric medicine.
Mentorship is a great first step on the path to becoming a doctor of podiatric medicine. This opportunity to follow a DPM at work allows you to see what kind of patients, what kind of issues, and what kind of environments you’ll encounter as a podiatrist. You can ask questions about the podiatric medical school experience, work life balance, or anything else that you want to know more about the profession.Students who shadow a DPM are often allowed to watch actual patient procedures, discuss potential diagnoses with the physician or permitted to review diagnostic images with the DPM.
Start by finding a mentor at stepintopodiatry.com and we’ll connect you with a practicing DPM in your area.