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Midwestern University College of Health Sciences Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine
Midwestern University College of Health Sciences Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine
  • Year founded: 1995
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 120
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Midwestern University College of Health Sciences Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine
Podiatry School
Glendale
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 53 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 3 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $43,682
  • Non - Resident Tuition $43,682
  • Application Fee $50
  • AVG MCAT 493
  • AVG GPA 3.5
  • LIZZYM Score 56.2
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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 19555 N. 59th Ave.
  • Glendale 85308
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Building on more than a century of excellence, the newest member of the Midwestern University academic family is the Podiatric Medicine Program. With its own longstanding history of service, the podiatry profession is a good fit with the other caring professions on the Glendale Campus. The growing demand for high quality care of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower leg is driven in large measure by the critical role of podiatrists in sports medicine, in diabetic foot care, and in the care of the geriatric population. As the only podiatric medicine program in the Southwest, Midwestern University`s program is characterized by innovative instructional and learning techniques and takes full advantage of the abundant resources available on the campus and in the community. Students are taught fundamental skills early in the curriculum, which allows them to benefit more fully from an early introduction to patient care. Many elective rotations are available to podiatric medical students attending Midwestern University. And dual degree options for masters degrees are also available.

Curriculum

The Midwestern University (MWU) Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine (AZPod) is a 4-year program whose core curriculum is similar to that of other medical schools. Courses in the clinical sciences are integrated with basic science courses during the first two years of the curriculum. Clinical courses continue through the summer and part of the fall quarter of the third year. All basic science courses and some clinical courses are shared with osteopathic medical students. Part time clinical training occurs in the second year. Full time clinical training occupies eight months of the third year and all of the fourth year. The overall goal of the School is to prepare the finest possible podiatric physicians for entry into residency training.

Second, third, and fourth year students complete clinical rotations in private practices, hospitals, and clinics. During these rotations, they learn how to take general and podiatric histories, perform routine physical examinations, interpret tests and imaging, make diagnoses, and perform therapeutic procedures. The only podiatric medical school in the Southwest, Midwestern University's program offers innovative instructional and learning techniques and takes full advantage of the abundant resources available on the campus and in the community. Students are taught fundamental skills early in the curriculum, which allows them to benefit more fully from an early introduction to patient care. Many elective rotations are available to podiatric medical students attending Midwestern University.

Facilities

The proximity of large teaching hospitals will support the clinical training of podiatric medical students well. The Midwestern University Podiatric Medicine Program currently has commitments from the Phoenix VAMC, the Tucson VAMC, the Phoenix Indian Medical Center, HuHuKam Memorial Hospital, the Palo Alto (CA) VAMC, the Prescott VAMC, and the Salt Lake City (UT)VAMC for the training of podiatric medical students.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 44
Negatively 8
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.27 51

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.25 53

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Financial aid presentation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give financial aid presentation on interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give more presentations such as financial aid and/or housing." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, everyone was awesome and super friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was great. Maybe a little longer tour. I wish I got to see a little bit more of the library." More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions for admissions, they did a great job." More from this Member | Report Response

"Doing fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"They can make sure they give you all the information you might need to know about the school in order to make an informed decision. They can pay more attention to the Pods interviewing instead of making them wait for the student ambassadors or the other people interviewing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have orientation with the financial aid office. By just meeting with financial aid it helps the students understand the finances and scholarships available." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep applicants engaged while other candidates are interviewing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions office was not as organized as I had wished; the online Midwestern University account" More from this Member | Report Response

"My transcripts did not make to Midwestern Univ." More from this Member | Report Response

"More information should be provided pre-interview. I found I had a hard time getting all of the inf" More from this Member | Report Response

"Unorganized. Items would be sent but not posted online. I had this problem as well as other people" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why AZPOD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about the first time you were exposed to Podiatry and what you liked and didn't like about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry and why Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry/Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your extracurriculars" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you can handle the full academic workload?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the challenges facing podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about my extracurricular activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the current issues facing healthcare and/or podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you failed an exam here at Midwestern?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MWU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about how you became interested in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class in undergrad and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one class you have had trouble with and one you have done well in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a quality the least prepares you to go to podiatry school." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you study? How will you adapt your study skills to the curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the president, how would you fix health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the future of American health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you contribute to Podiatric medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry? Why MWU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you learn about podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry? How will you decide which school to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you come to pursue podiatry as a profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Midwestern University?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Midwestern? Why Podiatry? Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry, why AZPOD? 3 strengths, 3 weaknesses about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you have that will make you a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why not orthopedics" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly all of the questions they asked were addressed in previous interview feedback (i.e. what are problems facing podiatry, why podiatry, why midwestern, what quality stands out most about you, what kind of courses came really easy to you and which were really difficult?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a podiatrist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think about the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Health care a privledge or right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me a little about some previous employment opportunities I have had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your shadowing experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the GRE instead of the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a topic in healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you shadowed a surgery in person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What undergrad class did you think you would not have liked, but liked. And what class did you not like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your favorite punk bands?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you convince a patient to listen to your advice on changing their lifestyle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is one person you disrespect?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one question you wish we had asked you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a patient who is non-compliant. After months of the same situation, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you are going to be able to manage our rigorous curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What question do you wish we had asked you in the interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go to dinner with 3 people who would it be" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have dinner with 3 famous people living or dead who would they be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most favorite and least favorite classes and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Being from Illinois, what would your support system be if you come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most mischevious thing you have done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if after studying diligently you did bad on a test?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is in your final 4 bracket? what is the last worst movie you've seen?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us how you motivate others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you fail a class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You expressed your interest in becoming a surgeon - how would you react if you had an accident sometime in the future that would prevent you being a surgeon?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your experience selling pest control door to door." More from this Member | Report Response

"PIck three historical figures to have dinner with." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be my biggest challenge in podiatry school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could choose 3 historical figures to have dinner with, who would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (not about work or school)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What problem faces the field in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about any specific patient interactions you have had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us one class that you excelled in and one class that you found challenging." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see Podiatry ten years after you start working (17 years from today)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you decide which school to attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your superpower be if you could have any?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain a time you made an ethical decision and why you chose the way you did." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could take three famous people to dinner,who would they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the tertiary structure of a protein?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you choose which podiatry school to attend? Also, If you could change anything in your life, would you or wouldn't you and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your shadowing experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were not really pointed but, rather more part of the conversation to get to know me. "Tell us about yourself" type of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

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Individual Responses

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 5

0 = Terrible, 10 = World Class

What do you like most?

"I feel the rigorous training I am receiving at Midwestern is top notch. We are held to the same standard as the DO students and are getting pristine education in podiatric medicine in our new podiatry lab." | Report Response

"We take our classes alongside DO students for the first two years. Furthermore, the new medical lab allows us to expose to various type of Podiatric procedures that we will experience in 3rd and 4 years. Small class size! Cheap location" | Report Response

"Location" | Report Response

"The quality of the Professors and Doctors teaching us." | Report Response

"Top notch academics" | Report Response

What do you like least?

"Sometimes the campus cafeteria gets crazy busy but I usually don’t each lunch on campus much anyway since I live right across the street." | Report Response

"None" | Report Response

"Faculty and policies." | Report Response

"The cost and the lack of a solid student clinic." | Report Response

"Slow clinic" | Report Response

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