Why you should consider a career in podiatry.
Learn about the wide range of roles in this specialty.
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.
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