The CSPM Podiatry Experience: Summer Enrichment Program

Explore the field of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery through this 3-day event hosted at the Oakland campus.  Talk to the students and faculty and find out if this rewarding profession fits you.  

The CSPM Summer Enrichment Program has been created for undergraduate or graduate students who are interested in podiatric medicine and surgery.  The 2022 program is scheduled for July 20-22 and will be hosted at Samuel Merritt University's Oakland campus.

During the program, you'll have the opportunity to: 

  • Explore the profession of podiatry
  • Shadow current CSPM students and faculty in a variety of clinical settings*
  • Learn about the Basic Sciences department and its partnership with CSPM
  • Participate in an MCAT workshop
  • Learn about the admission process, financial aid, and scholarships
  • Participate in cast making and suturing.
  • Learn sports medicine taping techniques, and more

*Shadowing experiences may be subject to change depending on clinical availability. Space is limited for this summer program.

Applications for the 2022 Podiatry Experience are now being accepted through May 9, 2022. Apply using the button below.


The CSPM Summer Enrichment Program will be hosted in-person at Samuel Merritt University's Oakland campus from July 20-22, 2022.

CSPM Summer Enrichment Program
July 20-22, 2022
9am - 4p each day
Participants will be required to attend all sessions.

Limited to 20 participants

All pre-med/pre-health students are eligible to apply.

Important Notice
Accepted/Confirmed participants will be notified by email no later than May 16, 2021. Travel reimbursement for flights will be capped at $400 per participant.  Certain restrictions may apply. Participants must arrange and pay for their own hotel  accommodations. 

Online submission process:

       Step 1: Click Apply

       Step 2: Complete all sections of application.

       Step 3: Submit application and supporting documentation by deadline of May 28, 2022.

       Step 4: Successful participants will be notified June 1, 2022 by email.  

May 28, 2022 // Application Deadline

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 // Electronic Notification of Selection

  • Participants will be reimbursed a maximum of $400 for flight travel.

  • Participants are responsible for hotel and other travel related accommodations.

  • Breakfast and lunch provided to participants on July 20-22.



CSPM Summer Enrichment Program

If you are curious about joining the field of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, join us next summer!