The podiatry school application cycle runs from the beginning of August through the end of the following June each year.  AACPMAS begins processing applications on the first Wednesday in August. Interviews begin after schools can review applications.   

Podiatry schools make decisions about who to offer interviews to by reviewing an applicant's AACPMAS application.  All parts of the application are considered in a holistic review.  Podiatry programs pay close attention to an applicant's academic rigor, MCAT score, personal characteristics as demonstrated in their experience write-up and personal statement and fit for profession.   

Interview Formats 

There are a few different interview formats that podiatry schools applicants will commonly see podiatry schools use during their interview days. 

The traditional interview follows a question-answer format and can be very conversational.  The interviewers are usually members of the admissions committee and have reviewed some, if not all, of the applicant's application. 

The Group Interview is like the traditional interview in that it follows a question-answer format.  The difference, though, is that every applicant in the group is usually asked the same or similar question.  This makes this interview type competitive and intimidating.  

Various virtual, situational judgement test software platforms, such as The Altus Suite (CASper, Snapshot and Duet) or Kira Talent, may be used in the interview process for individual schools.  It is an applicant's responsibility to check program websites for additional information about interviews.  

Interview Preparation  

The WSU Career Services office offers several great interview preparation resources. Students can schedule mock interview appointments with career counselors and tap into resources such as Big Interview to aid in preparation.  The PMHSC also offers interview workshops about the different types of interview, beginning later in the summer months.