The Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) is an undergraduate doctorate obtained after a 4-year university-level program of studies. The program includes general training on human health (anatomy, pharmacology, biochemistry, physiology, histology, microbiology, internal medicine, psychology, etc.), specialized podiatric medicine courses, and multiple clinical practicum. Podiatrists thus have the necessary knowledge to diagnose, through the results of clinical and radiological exams, the various dermatological, neurological, vascular, or musculoskeletal foot conditions.
In Québec, since 2008, the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) has been issuing Diplomas of Podiatric Medicine. The program includes 195 credits spread out over four years. The last year includes a clinical practicum at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM).
For more information on the training of podiatrists, please visit the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières website.