California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University

Location: Oakland, CA

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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CSPM Delegation



Vishnupriya Bodempudi
Student Body President
CSPM Class of 2024
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TBD
Student Body President-Elect
CSPM Class of 2025
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Eyad Xoubi
Delegate
AACPM Liaison 
PR Committee Co-Chair 
CSPM Class of 2023
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Raissa Chiri Zarzosa
Delegate
AAPPM Liaison 
Communications Committee Co-Chair 
CSPM Class of 2024
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Miko Fogarty
Delegate
CSPM Class of 2025
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