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The California School of Podiatric Medicine (CSPM) was founded in 1914 as the California School of Chiropody. The name was later changed to the California College of Podiatric Medicine (CCPM). In July 2002 CCPM merged with Samuel Merritt University and the name was changed to CSPM.

CSPM is known for its hands-on early approach to clinical education. Clinical rotations begin at the start of the second academic year in May. During the summer months, second year students begin to participate in clinical rotations, which cover mechanical orthopedics, radiology, general and primary podiatric medicine. The majority of the third year and the entire fourth year are devoted to clinical rotations at inpatient and outpatient facilities, community practice clerkships, and outside clerkships at affiliated Bay Area medical centers and throughout the United states.

The educational program leading to the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree consists of a comprehensive curriculum in the basic medical and clinical sciences. The didactic course work is completed during the first three years of the program. 

Demonstrating academic excellence in podiatric medical education for nearly a century, CSPM offers a number of advantages to students:

  • Hands-on, early clinical experience at the beginning of the second year
  • Small entering classes of approximately 48
  • Pioneering faculty in biomechanics and sports medicine


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APMSA Delegation: 

Raddison Veater
Presidents' Committee
CSPM Class of 2019

Michael Chiu
CSPM Class of 2020

Dallas Valerio
APMSA Delegate
ASPS Liaison
Education Committee
Advisory Council
CSPM Class of 2018

Samuel Caine
APMSA Delegate
Advisory Council
Education Committee Chair
CSPM Class of 2019

Sam Ralstin
APMSA Alternate Delegate
Development & Corporate Relations Committee Chair
CSPM Class of 2019

Christina Han-Souksavong Ma
APMSA Delegate
Legislative Committee
Resolutions Committee
PAC Coordinator
CSPM Class of 2020