Podiatric medical education and practice. 1960s to the 21st century

LA Levy California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco 94115-4000, USA.

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An overview of the development of medical and podiatric medical education in the US is provided. Beginning with the 1910 Flexner Report in medicine and moving to the 1996 Educational Enhancement Project of podiatric medicine, major changes have taken place that have made podiatric medicine a profession quite comparable to medicine. This is most obvious in the education and training process. It is essential that both the content and method of educating the podiatric physician for the 21st century reflect the rapidly evolving health care delivery and financing system.