Podiatric Medicine Pathways

Podiatrists treat people with a range of foot problems, and research, diagnosis and treat structural deformities and problems affecting human locomotion.

How to Apply

How to apply

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Frequently asked questions

Pathway details

UWA's Doctor of Podiatric Medicine program prepares students to commence clinical practice as primary contact healthcare practitioners in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the foot and ankle. You can pursue a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) at UWA via a Direct Pathway after completing a bachelor's degree in any discipline with a major in Medical Sciences. If you are not studying a Direct Pathway and do not complete this major in your undergraduate degree, you will be required to sit the GAMSAT or complete two prerequisite units in your undergraduate course.

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Standard entry

You can study podiatric medicine by completing a bachelor's degree after high school.

This requires:

  • a minimum ATAR of 80.00
  • the equivalent of a UWA grade point average of at least 5.0
  • a GAMSAT overall score of at least 50 and no section score less than 50 for domestic applicants; or a Medical College Admission Test score of at least 8/8/8 prior to April 2015, or 123/123/123/123 after April 2015 for international applicants; or completed a human biology, animal biology, physiology, pharmacology, genetics or microbiology unit at a tertiary level; and completed a chemistry or biological chemistry unit at a tertiary level
For further information on graduate entry to the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, visit the Faculty website.
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Pathways for mature-age students

If you'll be aged 20 years or older on 1 March (for Semester 1 entry) or 1 August (for Semester 2 entry) you qualify for our mature-age entry pathways. These enable entry into one of UWA's undergraduate degrees whereby, upon completion, you could apply for graduate entry into podiatric medicine.
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Direct Pathways for high school leavers

Minimum ATAR
TISC Codes
  • UWPMB (Biomedical Science)
  • UWPMP (Philosophy [Honours] Direct Pathway)
  • BBiomedSc + DPM
  • BPhil (Hons) + DPM
Limited places
  • Opportunities are available for students from High Achievement, Broadway, Rural and Indigenous entry paths to apply for a Direct Pathway place to the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (places are limited). The number of places is subject to review each year.
Selection criteria
  • ATAR or equivalent
Undergraduate major
Conditions for progress to postgraduate study
  • Completion of a UWA bachelor’s degree with a minimum Faculty GPA of 5.0

[1] This pathway is also available through the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). Students taking this pathway require an ATAR of 98.00.

[2] Bachelor of Philosophy students will take an additional year to complete this pathway.

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Course accreditation

The DPM is accredited by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an approved program of study for general registration with the Podiatry Board of Australia.
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More about this course

The opportunity to study Podiatric Medicine within a medical faculty is unique in Australia, and the course is the only one of its kind in Australia. UWA Podiatric Medicine students learn at one of the top 100 medical schools in the world, according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.


The student-run clinic will hone your skills in a number of areas, while the benefit of a smaller cohort supports a more focused learning environment for every student. You'll graduate with knowledge in general medicine, pathology, pharmacology, surgery and anaesthesia.