To become a podiatrist, a 4-year undergraduate education and taking medical entrance exams is required. These entrance exams are the same which all MD's take. Once admission to podiatry school is gained, we complete a 4 year medical education program. While all medical students start with the same ground work, Podiatry students begin to specialize even before graduating from medical school. Our podiatry school education includes classes on lower extremity anatomy after our regular anatomy, where we get into the minute details of what makes a foot. We complete courses in foot and ankle surgery and have rotations to allow preparation and practice of surgical procedures prior to going out into the world and seeing patients in residency. Finally, a full 3 year residency is required to complete Podiatry training.