What does Walsh's Pre-Podiatry program entail?

Students in our Pre-Podiatry program major in either Biology or Chemistry. Most choose Biology as their major and minor in Chemistry. Those with a strong math background may choose to major in Chemistry with a minor in Biology. Choosing to major and minor in these sciences strengthens our students' application portfolios. Advisors work with them to recommend the concentration that suits them best.

What type of career can I look forward to with a Pre-Podiatry degree?

Nearly 100% of Walsh's Pre-Podiatry students attend the medical schools of their choice. Upon completion of their post-graduate programs, they go on to have successful careers in private practice, group practice, hospitals and other health care facilities.

What makes Walsh's Pre-Podiatry program unique?

Students have the opportunity to gain experience with podiatrists and medical centers in our region. Walsh graduates working in the field act as a support network for our students, answering questions and offering insight into the day-to-day functions of a practicing podiatrist.

In addition, Walsh provides preparation for the MCAT and beyond. Students take the standardized test for entry into medical school at the end of their junior year. Their courses and lab work prepare them for this exam, as well as the rigors of medical school training.

Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take?

Courses vary depending on whether the student chooses to major in Biology or Chemistry. Pre-Podiatry majors are required to complete the following courses:

  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Biochemistry

What experiential learning or internship opportunities are available?

Students gain real-world experience through summer research initiatives at Walsh or other organizations in our community, and opportunities to take their studies abroad.