Find Your Footing

A KSUCPM Publication for Prospective Podiatry Students

January 2016

100 Years and Counting

Some say that life begins at the end of your comfort zone, taking the necessary steps to be more proactive but also to allow something bigger and more meaningful to flourish. Such a mentality is one that was used 100 years ago when the Ohio College of Chiropody first opened its doors with only 14 students. The college was founded by six members in a building with only one lecture hall, a laboratory, and eight clinical chairs.

One hundred years later the college is mindful of the dedication it has taken to successfully graduate close to 7,000 DPMs, all while improving the outlook on the field of podiatry and bettering the educational experience.   

On January 7, 2016, KSUCPM kicked off its year-long centennial celebration, gathering all faculty, staff, and students for Dr. Allan Boike's address, during which he said: "From its humble, yet noble beginnings, to becoming a leader in foot and ankle health care, the college has maintained one goal: to produce the finest providers of foot and ankle care in the world." 

The college is planning a variety of events to celebrate the founders, alumni and students of our institution.

Additional information about the centennial celebration events can be found on our webpage .

Furthermore, these events will be represented on social media using #KSUCPM100.

Podiatry - 'Hardest to Fill' Job

The American Staffing Association is an organization which seeks to better educate our country on various factors affecting U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions.  Their most recent report, focusing on the third quarter of 2015, identified these positions as the hardest-to-fill occupations in the U.S.:

1.   Podiatrists
2.   Photographic process workers and processing machine operators
3.   Occupational therapists
4.   Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
5.   Psychiatrists
6.   Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists
7.   Internists, general
8.   Speech-language pathologists
10. Occupational therapy assistants.

Podiatry remains a gem in the medical professions, being a high-quality profession which demonstrates key characteristics:
- High waves, one of few professions offering six-figure salaries to entry-level professionals
- Low unemployment rate: 2.1%
- Good work-life balance.

In a comparison of the 100 best jobs, podiatrists ranked at 15, above surgeons (no. 16) and physicians (no. 19).

While most KSUCPM students are introduced to the field following some type of injury either to themselves or loved ones, others have developed an interest in the field after having shadowed podiatrists. The increase in diabetes and obesity are among the reasons why podiatrists are in such demand. Furthermore, the baby boomer generation will continue to seek foot care in the years to come.  This fact comes as a benefit to all students seeking a DPM degree and even those who simply have an interest for the field, as it is in high demand and offers a very promising future!  

Get your Feet Wet in Cleveland!

Warm up a cold winter night with a yoga class at Cleveland Yoga Uptown's hot studio.

Be "Here" at the Rock Hall's Sonic Sessions show with Alessia Cara, January 28.

Look forward to spring at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's Museum Groundhog Fun Day, January 30.

Cultivate some ideas at the Great Big Home & Garden Show at  the I-X Center, February 5-14.

Laugh with
Marlon Wayans at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, February 5.

Fatten your Fat Tuesday with the paczki and polka party at Rudy's Strudel in Parma's Polish Village.

Think "IF/THEN" when the Broadway musical about living in New York today - and the possibilities of tomorrow -- comes to Playhouse Square, February 9-21.

Spend a romantic Valentine's Day at Monster Jam at the Q, February 13-14, with Grave Digger, Alien Invasion, Scooby Doo, Mohawk Warrior, and more Monster Jam trucks.

Chill out with the sculptors at the Medina Ice Festival, February 13-15.

Honor legendary Ohio Ballet choreographer Heinz Poll when Verb Ballet celebrates the 90th anniversary of his birth at the Akron Civic Theatre on February 19.

Eat local during Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week, February 19-28.

Put on your dancing shoes for the Cleveland Orchestra's "Gotta Dance" family concert, February 26 at Severance Hall, with Cleveland Ballet.

Get your tickets for one of Cleveland's hottest annual parties, the 25th Annual Jump Back Ball -- Jump Back under the Big Top, February 27.

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College of Podiatric Medicine

If you have any questions about KSUCPM or would like to visit the campus, please feel free to contact the Office of Enrollment Management at  or 216-231-3300.