Tracing its roots from the craft of chiropody practiced by men and women using their acquired training to alleviate pain and discomfort for minor foot ailments, the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) is recognized as the oldest and largest college of podiatric medicine in the US. A physician and educator by the name of Dr. Maurice J. Lewis suggested the change of the term chiropody to podiatry since the latter is more etymologically correct. The term podiatry was eventually adopted by other colleges of podiatric medicine as well as the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Lewis became the first president of the school.

Before New York College of Podiatric Medicine used its present name, it was initially known as the New York School of Chiropody in 1911, the First Institute of Podiatry in 1919, the Long Island University College of Podiatry from 1939 to 1955, the M.J. Lewis College of Podiatry in 1957 and finally as the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1972. It quickly outgrew its original location in 125th Street thus the school transferred to 53 East 24th Street, New York, New York. New York College of Podiatric Medicine is affiliated with several leading medical institutions in the New York City area such as the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Harlem Hospital Center, among others. These affiliations provide additional exceptional clinical and educational opportunities for the students of New York College of Podiatric Medicine. The Foot Center of New York is NYCPM’s clinical teaching facility.

All full-time students are charged an estimated educational cost per academic year as follows: Freshmen – $ 25,609.00, Sophomores – $ 25,330.00, Juniors – $ 23,780.00 and Seniors – $ 24,180.00. January entrants are charged prorated tuition and mandatory fees per semester so that all students pay identical tuition to the college regardless of entrance date during their first academic year. Part-time students are charged $ 650.00 per credit hour.

Podiatry has served as a life saving link within the General Health Care System. This is because the foot can sometimes show the first signs of a serious systemic condition. The early detection of these symptoms is critical to the betterment of a patient.

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