The Samuel Merritt University College of Podiatric Medicine is committed to providing excellent podiatric medical education across the spectrum of healthcare delivery, meaningful community service, and innovative research.

To achieve this mission we will treat everyone with compassion and respect, work cooperatively and inter-professionally, hold ourselves to the highest levels of ethical conduct, continuously strive to improve our performance, and manage our resources prudently.

history
1914
Date Founded
PRIVATE NON-PROFIT
Type of Institution
URBAN
Campus setting
48
Annual Class Size
NO
Housing
MCAT RESULTS
487-502
Range
492
Average
APPLICATION PROCESS

Supplemental application required: No

 

Recommendation Letters: Yes

  1. One letter of recommendation from a practicing podiatric physician.
  2. Two letters of recommendation from college faculty or a letter of recommendation from a pre-professional advisory board.

 

Send Letters of recommendation by:
LETTERS BY LIAISON: YES
Interfolio: Yes
Paper: Yes

 

Send paper letters to:
SMU College of Podiatric Medicine
Office of Admission
3100 Telegraph avenue, Suite 1000
Oakland, CA 94609

 

Mandatory on-campus or virtual interview: Yes

SPECIAL PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Pre-podiatry:

  • The SMUCPM Podiatry Experience:

Summer Enrichment Program

www.samuelmerritt.edu/cspmexperience

 

Current Student Services:

  • Counseling and wellness services
  • Peer tutoring
  • Academic support (study skills, test taking, time management)
  • Writing support
  • Disability support services
  • Professional and career guidance/support

 

Active Student Organizations:

  • Alumni & Associates, student chapter
  • American Podiatric Medical Students Association (APMSA)
  • Biomechanics club
Unique facts
  • Graduating students cite the overall education, as well as faculty, as the top reasons for recommending CSPM to others.
  • Our Health Sciences Simulation Center (HSSC) is one of only three centers west of the Mississippi to receive national accreditation.
Entering class demographics SMdemocomplied CONTACT INFORMATION

OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS
3100 Telegraph Avenue
Suite 1000
Oakland, CA 94609
510-879-9200
admission@samuelmerritt.edu

Web and Social GPA RESULTS
2.99-3.70
SCIENCE RANGE
3.17
AVERAGE
3.27-3.76
OVERALL RANGE
3.33
AVERAGE
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TUITION
$50,443
FIRST YEAR RESIDENT & NON-RESIDENT TUITION
$763
FEES

(Application fee, Student Body fee, CPMSA association fee, and Lab fee)

$5,060
BOOKS/SUPPLIES/INSTRUMENTS
$27,000
ESTIMATED LIVING EXPENSES

Students can plan for a rate of increase OF 5% per year. Each podiatric medical college makes every effort to provide accurate, current information. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. For the most up to date information, please visit the college’s financial aid website.

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