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Question 1 of 24
What made you interested in Podiatry?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I always wanted to pursue a career in the health sector and foot health is often neglected and can be self limiting to daily activities and goals if not treated or managed appropriately.
2.
I have always wanted to work in the health care of others, Podiarty focus on one area, I found this to be interesting and ususally gives instant relief from pain and suffering.
3.
From a young age I've been surrounded by a podiatric environment and have always had an interest. I believe that Podiatry is a diverse career which involves working wide a wide variety of people.
4.
I enjoy working with people and have a particular interest in feet.
5.
The ability to do surgery and also specialize from the start is what really interested me. It was interesting that as I shadowed different doctors, a recurring problem that I witnessed were foot problems.
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The atmosphere of the position as well as being able to deal with a variety of different cases in a day.
7.
I was always interested in medicine. I sprained an ankle and saw a local podiatrist. Also, my grandfather lost his leg due to self care.
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The ability to make a difference in a patients health and provide a good service.
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Question 2 of 24
Why did you choose are health care facility when applying for podiatry positions?
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The trust I work for currently is 45 miles from home, I have always wanted to work in this trust but the opportunity has only just arisen.
2.
I am looking for different challenge and to use the skills thAt I have already to enhance them further.
3.
My feet are arthritic and hurt.
4.
I heard that you had a highly ranked and regarded program that would allow me to further hone my skills as a podiatrist.
5.
I am looking for a position that would allow me to use my customer service and caregiving skills.
6.
I have always have passion to care and assist other where I can.
Question 3 of 24
How do you think that ICD-10 will affect your level of patient care?
User-Submitted Answers
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I don not this it will affect the way in which I treat paitients.
2.
Don't understand the question.
3.
Don't understand the question.
4.
I prepared for it and transitioned through it. I feel comfortable and do not feel this has any effect of my patient care.
5.
I am unsure on this topic.
Question 4 of 24
What type of surgery did you find to be the most difficult during your residency?
User-Submitted Answers
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I found biomechanics is my weakness, but I am to improve with training.
Question 5 of 24
When did you first decide you wanted to be a physician?
User-Submitted Answers
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From a young age - I have never deviated from the thought.
2.
It came at a young age as I was involved in taking my father to doctor's offices because of his issues with diabetes. It made me very passionate about wanting to become a physician, so I soon decided to start shadowing physicians. My love for science also pushed me to want to become a physician.
3.
My desire to become a doctor comes from a very young age.
4.
I first considered the idea when I was a junior in high school. I just kind of hit me that this was the perfect career path that combined my love or sciences, working with my hands, and working with people.
Question 6 of 24
Why are you interested in podiatry?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Podiatry offers a lot of opportunities to treat and mange a range of conditions from paediatrics to general care to systemic conditions and ultimately injuries prevention and treatment. This variety lead me to the idea that I will be interacting with a vast rage of challenging people from all walks of life which is what I want to do on a day to day basis.
2.
I started my carrer as a hairdresser and beauty therapist, I then proceeded on to study reflexology. I came across the podiatry profession and I was instantly intrigued and wanted to know more about the diabetic foot, as many of my clients where diabetic and I was unable to give my clients full pedicures. I wanted to continue my learning I decided that podiatry was the profession for me I was instantly hooked. I then had to begin my learning journey right from the start and sit my GCSE english and maths and complete the access course to enrol onto the podiatry programme.
3.
I have chosen foot health as a career because I enjoy working with people both as an autonomous practitioner and as part of a team. I feel I have the right attitudes to assess, diagnose and treat patients. I am good at promoting health. I can use my past experiences to the benefit my employer, patients and for my own career development.
4.
I am pasionate about any area within the healthcare.
5.
I first became interested in podiatry after speaking with a podiatrist from back home. He is a family friend that has graciously taken the time to help me ever since I became pre-med. From what I have seen from him, it is a field that there is always more to learn. He continues to discover new treatments and better ways to help his patients. The foot is one of the most important body parts that is neglected.
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From seeing podiatrists at work.
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As I have learned by shadowing different health care providers, foot and ankle problems are a huge problem for people especially with increasing numbers of people with diabetes and heart issues. I think it is a huge problem and it would be rewarding to partake in helping others suffering from this issue.
Question 7 of 24
Why did you choose podiatry instead of allopathic medical school?
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Podiatry I believe is a branch within medicine as we are the specialist of the lower limb and have systemic knowledge to help refer patients appropriately to provide them with the best care possible.
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Because I believe in focus & speciality.
3.
Podiatry gives me a better opportunity at being able to do surgery and ability to specialize right when I get into podiatry school. I rather know a lot about one area, such as the foot and ankle, rather than a little about all areas.
4.
I knew that I wanted to do something that would benefit the community I choose podiatry as I viewed it to be a career path with varying avenues from biomechanics to diabetes both of which im very interested in.
Question 8 of 24
What are your views on socialized medicine?
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It holds its strength as there are people who can not afford our services and therefore have a reduced quality of life for example elderly patients who can no longer care for their feet themselves. It will make podiatry will accessible and get our services out there.
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I do believe socialized medicine is a positive thing. Medical care should not be a luxury and every person should be able to get medical help without having to worry about how they are going to afford it.
Question 9 of 24
What did you learn from the podiatrists you shadowed?
User-Submitted Answers
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The podiatrists I shadowed were all different - one for example had established clientele basis and relationships of 20+ years and he had minimal technology available for use yet he still tackled and provided each patient with patient centre care that best suit their needs. The second one was a new grad who was active in the marketing and technology aspects so I would like to merge the two qualities.
2.
Patient education persistence clinical practice.
3.
I learned that podiatrists are very important physicians especially with all the foot problems that people have. It was amazing to see many people who were in pain when they got in to the office but felt so much better by the time they left.
Question 10 of 24
Why are you interested in our school/program?
User-Submitted Answers
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I really like the ability to do nation wide clinical rotations in the 4th year, which will give me exposure to different residency programs. I also have heard about the exceptional board pass rates from people who went to this school. After also speaking to different podiatrists, they have told me the residents that come from this school are the best prepared than the podiatrists from other schools.
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Because its values fit with mine.
Question 11 of 24
If you can't be a physician what is an alternate career path you considered?
Question 12 of 24
What do you know about our health care facility?
Question 13 of 24
What do you know about this community?
Question 14 of 24
Why do you think you will be the best podiatrist for our office?
Question 15 of 24
Tell me about a time when you disagreed with the lead physician. What was the problem, and how did you come to an agreement?
Question 16 of 24
When have you felt the most pressure or stress, from rotations or residency? How did you handle it?
Question 17 of 24
Tell me about an error you made while performing a procedure, during your residency program.
Question 18 of 24
Do you think you have enough podiatry experience for this level of physician employment?
User-Submitted Answers
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I believe that thus far I do have the experience needed to make an informed decision. I have been on placement at various locations and worked with some of the best in their field; this will form part of my clinical reasoning process for any decision I make.
2.
I believe that I have enough knowledge of the schooling and career field to make an informed decision. With that being said I do believe there is always more to learn and I look forward to learning it over my career.
Question 19 of 24
Tell me about your residency program. Was it everything you anticipated?
Question 20 of 24
Why did you choose podiatry instead of allopathic medical school?
Question 21 of 24
How would you rate your podiatry school education?
Question 22 of 24
Tell me about your schooling experience.
User-Submitted Answers
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I have enjoyed my hands on learning and have been fortunate to undertake research opportunities.
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I have enjoyed my hands on learning and have been fortunate to undertake research opportunities.
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I went to the University of Memphis for 3 years by taking a little more credits every semester than other students I was able to finish early. My schooling experience really solidified my love for science. I loved the challenge science brought to me by challenging me to think in ways in which I never once thought about.
Question 23 of 24
In your view, what does podiatry offer that other health professions do not?
User-Submitted Answers
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Flexibility job satisfaction.
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I think that podiatry offers flexibility for each person. You are able to tailor your career to the interests that you want.
Question 24 of 24
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
User-Submitted Answers
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As an experienced practitioner in podiatry with a special interest in biomechanics aspects covering systemic, paediatric and sports conditions.
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In ten years time I hope to progress to working in a specialised field such as biomechanics or diabetes.
3.
In ten years I hope to be working as a podiatrist in the military. Particularly doing amputations on war victims.

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