The combined Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (BS/DPM) program between the University of Hartford and New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) provides a unique opportunity for students with career goals in podiatry. The accelerated program typically allows for the completion of the BS/DPM degrees in a seven-year period. The BS/DPM program is for the academically outstanding student with a strong, realistic motivation toward the podiatric profession. Initial study at the University of Hartford allows the student to complete the general education and basic science requirements for the BS Health Science degree, and the prerequisites necessary for professional study. The BS degree is awarded by the University of Hartford following the successful completion of the first year of graduate study. Students who are not in the accelerated program typically complete the BS degree in four years at the University of Hartford.
The podiatry program requires four years of combined academic and clinical training leading to the DPM degree, which is a prerequisite for licensure eligibility in the United States. The New York College of Podiatric Medicine provides students with an accredited four-year professional podiatry curriculum.
Accreditation The University of Hartford is accredited by the Board of Higher Education of the State of Connecticut and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) is accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) NYCPM is chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York and is authorized to award the degree of Doctor of Podiatry.