The majority of students matriculating to DMU-CPMS will have earned a bachelor's degree before enrolling at DMU. You may apply while working toward completion of the requirements for your degree, and you will have the opportunity to indicate this on your application. Bachelor's degrees must be conferred by a regionally accredited institution. In some situations, exceptional students may be considered for admission after completing only three years (90 semester hours) of undergraduate work at a regionally accredited institution.

A science GPA and cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher are recommended to be considered for admission.  View our current class profile to learn more about our students. No grade lower than a C- will be accepted for prerequisite coursework. CLEP credits, AP credits, IB credit and P/F credits will not be considered for prerequisites.

All course work must be from a regionally accredited institution. You may apply while working toward completion of the following courses, and they must be completed by the date of matriculation.

Required Courses

  • Biology - 8 semesters hours with lab
  • General chemistry - 8 semester hours with lab; a two semester chemistry sequence is required
  • Organic chemistry - 8 semester hours with lab; a two semester organic chemistry sequence is required (may substitute 4 semester hours of Biochemistry)
  • Physics - 8 semester hours with lab
  • English, composition, communications, speech, or other writing intensive coursework - 6 semester hours

Recommended Courses

  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Comparative anatomy
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Medical terminology

Take the MCAT

Applicants must complete the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) to be considered for admission. Submit official MCAT scores to AACPMAS. For the 2020-21 application cycle, waivers of the MCAT requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Individuals requesting an MCAT waiver must email cpmsadmit@dmu.edu with details regarding the need for a waiver. MCAT waivers do not guarantee interview selection or admission.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit MCAT scores at the time of application; we prefer scores no older than three years.  The average MCAT score for the class enrolling in 2020 was 496.

Exposure to Medicine

Competitive applicants should have exposure to medicine documented in a letter of recommendation from a podiatrist. Exposure is recommended so applicants will have already determined whether the podiatric medical profession is right for them. This experience can be paid or volunteer. To establish a mentoring or shadowing relationship with a podiatrist, visit the American Podiatric Medical Association.

Permanent Residents

Applicants who are legal permanent residents of the U.S. will be required to provide a copy of their permanent resident card (green card) prior to admission.
Note: Permanent residency status "pending," is not eligible for admission.

Non-U.S. Citizens

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or legal permanent U.S. residents are not eligible for admission to the DPM program. Please review the information for international students.

Technical Standards

Please see technical standards section of the catalog for more information. Further information about accommodations can be found in the Accommodations in Education Policy.

Background Checks

All accepted CPMS students are required to complete a criminal background check through the DMU preferred vendor. Results must be released to DMU prior to matriculation, and the cost of this process will be paid by the applicant. Applicants are required to disclose all past or present charges, convictions, dismissals, deferred judgments and expunged records as related to a misdemeanor or felony. They are also obligated to disclose any additional charges and convictions which occur following completion of the initial criminal background check.  Admission to the program may be revoked if misrepresentations or omissions from the application are noted in the background check.  DMU-CPMS students are required to complete annual criminal background checks, which may include drug screening, while enrolled at DMU.

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