•  1 year general biology with lab
  •  1 year general chemistry with lab
  •  1 year organic chemistry with lab
  •  1 year physics with lab – may be calc or algebra based
  •  1 year English
  •  These are the minimum requirements.  Additional requirements vary by school.  Go to American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine for specifics.

Application Timeline:

Podiatry school directly after Messiah University:

  • Required courses completed by end of junior year
  • Apply during the June between your junior and senior years

Taking time off before podiatry school: 

  • Apply approximately 15 months prior to matriculation.

Standardized Test:

Medical University Admission Test (MCAT) Timing and Registration:

  • Given numerous times yearly
  • Take after prerequisite courses are completed (usually spring of junior year or summer between junior and senior years if applying for matriculation graduation year.)
  • Register on-line

MCAT Sections:

  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems;
  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems;
  • Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior; and
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

MCAT Preparation:

Application Service:

•     American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
•     Available around May 1 / Submission Date early June