Truly the first of its kind, the New York College of Podiatric Medicine was founded in 1911 by Dr. Maurice J. Lewi. Today, it’s found in the Harlem district and its clinic sees nearly 20,000 patients per year. Designed for pre-med students who have completed basic undergraduate coursework, NYCPM’s four-year program covers orthopedics, anesthesiology, radiology and many more sub-topics within the field, and provides valuable externship experience for upperclassmen. A comprehensive media center on-campus is open seven days a week and participates in an interlibrary loan program with other schools of podiatry. Housing can be found at The Bridges, a fully furnished apartment complex, with both double units and singles, located just five minutes from the college campus. Many graduates attest to the NYCPM experience, including Nicholas Giovinco, DPM and ‘featured student’ on the school’s website for March 2016: he chose it because of strong clinical training, its international influence, and the opportunity to live in exciting New York City. So if this is your field, get on your feet, and run, don’t walk, to the New York College of Podiatric Medicine!