in their third and fourth year of podiatric medical training are
typically required to participate in clinical sciences and patient care
judgment. (Visit the
section for more information on the curriculum for podiatric medicine
expose students to
all facets of podiatric medicine and surgery in the hospital,
professional office, and clinical settings.
The student clerk
gains essential experience managing the care of patients and learning
the roles and responsibilities of the DPM. They also witness first-hand
the DPMs interaction with other health-care professionals.
in a three to four week rotation (40 hours per week) in a hospital or
ambulatory surgery center. They are expected to observe and participate
in basic podiatric procedures as outlined in their clerkship and
approved by their college or institution.
approved by the Academic Council of each college that allows its
third and fourth year students to participate. Approved clerkships are
requested to provide a schedule, goals, and objectives and/or a protocol
procedure for each rotation. At least one DPM from the clerkship program
must submit a CV for adjunct clinical faculty appointment. All programs
must submit an evaluation sheet for each clerk
and all clerks must complete an evaluation sheet for the program.