Third Year

In their third year, students at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine participate in a combination of rotations and classes.

June through November

Consists of sessions that include morning clinic in TUSPM's Foot & Ankle Institute and area hospitals, in conjunction with afternoon classes.

Morning Rotations

  • Foot & Ankle Institute
    • Surgery Clinic
    • Orthopedic Clinic
    • Podiatric Medicine
    • Diagnosis Clinic
    • Wound Care/Physical Medicine
    • Radiology
    • Satellite Clinics
    • TUSPM Operating Room
  • Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Hospital
  • Anesthesia (area hospitals)

Afternoon Classes

See list of TUSPM third year classes.

December through May

Six one-month full-time blocks as follows.

  • Foot & Ankle Institute - 3 months
    • Podiatric Surgery Clinic
    • Podiatric Orthopedics Clinic
    • Podiatric Medicine Clinic
  • Medicine Rotations - 3 months
  • Internal Medicine Clerkship* AND two selections from below:
    • Infectious Diseases Clerkship*
    • Vascular Disease Clerkship*
    • Orthopedic Clerkship*
    • Clinical Neurology Clerkship*

*A structured on-line learning module with exam on these medical topics is completed by students during the respective medical clerkship.