There are two portions of the American Podiatric Medical Licensing Exam (APMLE) which all podiatric medical students must pass before they can become licensed practitioners.
Part I is taken after the second year of podiatric medical school and covers the basic sciences. Part II is taken during the fourth year and covers the clinical application of podiatry. The College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS) is proud of the outstanding success its students have historically achieved on both portions of the board exam. For the past five years, CPMS students have averaged a 95% first-time pass rate, compared to the national first-time pass rate of 84% (which includes CPMS students).
CPMS performance on National Boards and Surgical board qualification exams:
- The first time pass rate for the July 2012 administration of Part I of the APMLE was 96%, compared to the national first time pass rate of 82%. CPMS students performed well above the national test taking pool in all seven sections of the exam.
- All members of the CPMS Class of 2013 successfully passed Part I of the APMLE. The first-time pass rate on the July 2011 administration was 98%, compared to the national pass rate of 85%. Following the October 2011 administration, the CPMS pass rate was 100%.
- All members of the CPMS Class of 2013 successfully passed Part II of the APMLE. The first-time pass rate was 93% and the overall pass rate following the second administration of the exam was 100%
- The pass rate for the June 2011 administration of Part III of the National Board Exam for CPMS graduates was 100% compared to the national pass rate of 92%.
- The American Board of Podiatric Surgery released the first-time pass rates for the Foot Surgery Qualification Exam. From 2005-2010 the pass rate for CPMS graduates was 90% compared to 75% for graduates of other colleges of podiatric medicine.