CA Bus & Prof Code Section 2483


Each applicant for a certificate to practice podiatric medicine shall show by an official transcript or other official evidence satisfactory to the board that is submitted directly to the board by the academic institution that he or she has successfully completed a medical curriculum extending over a period of at least four academic years, or 32 months of actual instruction, in a college or school of podiatric medicine approved by the board. The total number of hours of all courses shall consist of a minimum of 4,000 hours. The board, by regulation, shall adopt standards for determining equivalent training authorized by this section.


The curriculum for all applicants shall provide for adequate instruction related to podiatric medicine in the following: Alcoholism and other chemical substance detection Local anesthesia Anatomy, including embryology, histology, and neuroanatomy Behavioral science Biochemistry Biomechanics-foot and ankle Child abuse detection Dermatology Geriatric medicine Human sexuality Infectious diseases Medical ethics Neurology Orthopedic surgery Pathology, microbiology, and immunology Pediatrics Pharmacology, including materia medica and toxicology Physical and laboratory diagnosis Physical medicine Physiology Podiatric medicine Podiatric surgery Preventive medicine, including nutrition Psychiatric problem detection Radiology and radiation safety Spousal or partner abuse detection Therapeutics Women’s health
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 2483’s source at ca​.gov