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The Pre-Professional Internship Program at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (OCPM) is designed to provide insight into the many facets of podiatric medicine and the education involved with obtaining the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree. The internship offers a one week experience in the months of January, June and July.
08 December 2011 5:10 PM to 19 June 2012 12:00 AM
Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
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Student interns rotate through the following departments in the Cleveland Foot and Ankle Clinic: General Medicine, Podiatric Medicine, Orthopedics/Biomechanics, and Podiatric Surgery. Interns may also observe podiatrists at the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. A typical day includes open clinic observations and department rotations with OCPM students and faculty clinicians. Interns will also participate in workshops on admissions, financial aid, student activities and the first-year experience as well as social events in the Cleveland area.

The dates for the 2012 programs are:

Session I: January 3rd - 6th
Session II: January 10th - 13th
Session III: June 5th - 8th
Session IV: June 12th - 15th
Session V: July 10th - 13th
Session VI: July 17th - 20th

College Description
The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine was founded in 1916 and since that time it has established an alumni network of over 5,000 graduates. The degree program offered at the college is a four-year program with an emphasis on the classroom and lab experience in the first and second year of the curriculum, followed by clinical rotations and externships for upper-division students.

Expenses and Housing Accommodations
There is no cost for the internship program itself. However, prospective interns should understand that some expense is incurred due to transportation and living expenses (housing and meals). Housing arrangements for the January program are being made through OCPM student hosts. Housing for the summer internship sessions is available as of now through area hotels at a discounted rate or student hosts depending on schedules. Please indicate your need for housing on the internship application.

Application Prerequisites and Procedures
Students applying to OCPM's internship program must meet the following criteria:

  • completion of one year of an undergraduate program
  • a Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0, or at the Dean's discretion

Prospective interns must submit the following materials:

  • Pre-Professional Internship application
  • an official transcript from current college or university
  • a recommendation letter from an academic advisor or faculty member

Applications are to be complete for ultimate consideration. A personal statement indicating why you are interested in the program and what you hope to gain from the experience must be included on page 2 of the application or on a separate sheet of paper. The application deadlines are Tuesday, December 13, 2011 (for January programs), Tuesday, May 15, 2012 (for June programs) and Tuesday, June 19, 2012 (for July programs).

Completed applications should be sent to:

The Office of Student Affairs and Admission
Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
6000 Rockside Woods Boulevard
Independence, OH 44131

Selection Procedure
The Admission Office will review completed applications. Accepted applicants will be notified within two weeks of the internship application deadline.

If you have additional questions about the internship program that have not been answered, please do not hesitate to contact:

Robert Mattaline, National Recruiter
Toll Free at 1-800-238-7903, ext. 7487

Kevin Schaefer, National Recruiter
Toll Free at 1-800-238-7903, ext. 7493

Thank you for your interest in the Pre-Professional Internship Program at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. We look forward to receiving your application!

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