- i.e., Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology, etc.) emphasizing the health and conditions affecting the lower extremities. Diagnosis and treatment skills, including surgery, are developed in the third and fourth years.
A required National Board Examinations test is given prior to their graduation. The graduate receives the degree of D.P.M. or Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Many states now require post doctoral training (Residencies, usually one year in hospital) before sitting for the state examination. In addition, continuing medical education credits are required annually to maintain state licensure as well as hospital staff privileges. Two optional Boards recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association are the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Care, and the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.
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* * *po·di·a·trist pə-'dī-ə-trəst n a specialist in podiatry
* * *po·di·a·trist (po-diґə-trist) a specialist in podiatry; formerly called chiropodist.
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podiatrist — [[t]pəda͟ɪ͟ətrɪst[/t]] podiatrists N COUNT A podiatrist is a person whose job is to treat and care for people s feet. Podiatrist is a more modern term for chiropodist … English dictionary
podiatrist — noun A health care practitioner who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of foot ailments. I visited my podiatrist to get a new pair of orthopedic inserts for my sneakers. Syn: chiropodist … Wiktionary
podiatrist — noun see podiatry … New Collegiate Dictionary
podiatrist — /peuh duy euh trist, poh /, n. a person qualified to diagnose and treat foot disorders. Also called chiropodist. [1910 15; PODIATR(Y) + IST] * * * … Universalium
podiatrist — Synonyms and related words: anesthesiologist, cardiologist, chiropodist, dermatologist, eye doctor, eye ear nose throat specialist, geriatrician, gerontologist, gynecologist, immunologist, internist, neurologist, obstetrician, oculist,… … Moby Thesaurus
podiatrist — po|di|a|trist [pəˈdaıətrıst] n [Date: 1900 2000; : Greek; Origin: pous foot ] especially AmE a doctor who takes care of people s feet and treats foot diseases British Equivalent: chiropodist >podiatry n [U] … Dictionary of contemporary English
podiatrist — poÂ·diÂ·aÂ·trist || pÉ™ÊŠ daÉªÉ™trÉªst n. specialist in podiatry, doctor who specializes in treating foot diseases and disorders … English contemporary dictionary
podiatrist — noun (C) especially AmE someone who looks after people s feet and treats foot diseases; chiropodist especially BrE podiatry noun (U) … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
podiatrist — po·di·a·trist … English syllables
podiatrist — See: podiatry … English dictionary