What program & class are you a part of?
The California School of Podiatric Medicine (CSPM) Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) class of 2016. (Nicole is CPMSA President-Elect)
Why did you choose SMU?
SMU had two advantages over other programs I visited. The first was a curriculum that stressed practical learning with early clinical experience. Secondly, the atmosphere was collegial and students collaborated with each other.
What's your favorite thing to do when you are not in class or studying?
I have found a broad array of volunteer opportunities in the bay area, my favorite being the Oakland Special Olympics teams. With year round sports and Saturday practices, it’s easy to participate outside of class schedules.
What is one thing you'd like to tell a new student just entering your program?
Podiatry school is overwhelming at first but the workload brings you and your classmates closer together, and when you start clinical experiences you’ll be amazed by how much you’ve learned!