Why you should con­sider a career in po­di­a­try.

Learn about the wide range of roles in this specialty.

Metro USA (Boston) - - FRONT PAGE - SARA FE­IN­STEIN @MetroBOS letters@metro.us

Not ev­ery­one with the de­sire to heal pa­tients wants to go to med­i­cal school. While po­di­a­try school is certainly no cake­walk, its nar­rowed fo­cus is at­trac­tive to prospec­tive doc­tors; it’s a grow­ing field with abun­dant jobs, and one that can of­fer a cov­eted work-life bal­ance that might not be avail­able to, say, an emer­gen­cymedicine spe­cial­ist.

We spoke to Dr. Dyane Tower, a prac­tic­ing po­di­a­trist and di­rec­tor of clin­i­cal af­fairs at the Amer­i­can Po­di­atric Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion, to find out more about the field.

What does a po­di­a­trist do?

A po­di­a­trist is a physi­cian who di­ag­noses and treats con­di­tions of the foot, an­kle and some­times por­tions of the lower leg.

“They see any­thing from new­borns with

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.