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Home » Colleges » California College of Podiatric Medicine

California College of Podiatric Medicine

California School of Podiatric Medicine, also known as California College of Podiatric Medicine (CCPM), was founded in 1914 and was in July University 2002 CCPM merged with Samuel Merritt University. California College of Podiatric Medicine had been offering excellent academic program in Podiatric medicine for nearly a century. California College of Podiatric Medicine provides excellent education and training of podiatric physicians, quick health care, meaningful community service and innovative research. California College of Podiatric Medicine offers several advantages to the students. The students get early hands on clinical experience. The classes are held in small numbers of approximately 48 students. California College of Podiatric Medicine offers excellent faculty who themselves are pioneers in biomechanics and sports medicine. California College of Podiatric Medicine encourages scholarly activity and research. The students are trained for lifelong self directed learning. California College of Podiatric Medicine aims to develop a multi disciplinary approach to education, research and health care delivery.

Course Details

CCPM is known for its hands on early approach to clinical education. Clinical rotation begins at the end of the second academic year in May. The clinical rotation covers

  • Mechanical orthopedics,
  • Radiology,
  • General and primary podiatric medicine
The students spend a majority of their time in third and fourth year at inpatient and outpatient facilities, community practice clerkships, outside clerkships at affiliated Bay Area medical centers and through out United States. The college also offers Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree consists of a comprehensive curriculum in the basic medical and clinical sciences. The didactic course work is completed during the first three years of the program.

Admission Procedures:

The students have to meet certain criteria in order to be called for an interview,
  • the student will have to complete all course prerequisites prior to entry
  • the student must have a minimum GPA of 3.00
  • the student must score a minimum science GPA of 3.0
  • The student must have a minimum score of 16 in MCAT
The matriculated students need to have three or more of the following recommended courses: anatomy, biochemistry, histology, microbiology, physiology, genetics, embryology, virology and immunology.

Accommodation facilities of CCPM

On campus housing is available. The Residence Life Office also provides assistance in finding suitable accommodation for the students.

Contact Details:

California School of Podiatric Medicine (CSPM)
450 30th St., 3rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94609
Phone 510 869 8727