Greeting From the President
The New York College of Podiatric Medicine continues in the forefront of podiatric medical education. It is the first and largest college of podiatric medicine. Since 1911, the College has sought to provide a progressive and comprehensive program of podiatric medical education and clinical training designed to prepare the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine to undertake graduate podiatric medical training residency.
The student body of NYCPM is as diverse as the city in which the College resides. While a majority of students are from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, most states, as well as many countries, are represented. Women comprise approximately half of the student body, as do various ethnic and religious minorities.
The patient body at our clinical affiliate, Foot Center of New York, mirrors the various races, cultures and ethnic heritages of the students. Clinic patients present many podiatric problems requiring treatment in general podiatric medicine and its specialties. You will spend time in clinic observing and learning, and serve in clerkships in your senior year at nearby hospitals.
In addition, the program prepares you to pursue an area of specialty if you so desire. You will have ample time to discuss and consider professional practicing options with faculty and advisors. You may elect to specialize in podiatric surgery, orthopedics, sports medicine and rehabilitation therapy, pediatrics and/or treatment of the diabetic and arthritic foot. Upon graduation, the college endeavors to place you in resident programs of personal choice wherever possible.
Consistent with our vision of meeting the healthcare challenges of this new century, NYCPM has affiliated with some of the leading medical institutions in the country. In addition to its teaching/clinical affiliate, Foot Center of New York, we are affiliated with Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Harlem Hospital Center, Kings County Hospital Center, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Metropolitan Hospital Center, and Morris Heights Health Center. These partnerships provide greater educational and clinical training opportunities for senior students in concert with allopathic medical students; expanded graduate medical education programs; participation in joint research projects; and the establishment of departments dedicated to podiatric services at leading health care institutions.
In the course of your studies at NYCPM, you will be encouraged to participate in programs and activities designed to promote scholastic and clinical excellence. The profession of podiatry presents many opportunities for dedicated practitioners who serve the public and the profession. It is my fond hope that we can count you among those who accept the challenge the profession offers.
Louis L. Levine
President & Chief Executive Officer