About the MPMA
Founded in 1914, the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) is to promote, protect and advance the science and practice of podiatric medicine in Michigan.
The four main objectives of the organization are:
- to improve the quality of foot care
- to promote the importance of foot health among the general public and health care professionals throughout the state
- to increase awareness of the art and science of podiatric medicine and surgery
- to provide continuing medical education to podiatrists
Podiatric Medicine as a Career
Students interested in podiatric medicine should consider a number of factors. First and foremost, the lifestyle offered by a career in podiatric medicine fits the goals of many young people today. While podiatrist work hard, they also have the time to pursue their own individual interests.
There are seven colleges of podiatric medicine in the United States. They all receive accreditation from the Council on Podiatric Medical Education, which is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. All of the colleges grant the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). Students who are interested in attending a college of podiatric medicine can contact any of the colleges directly for more information.
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