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Podiatry school

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Mukbil999, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Mukbil999

    Mukbil999 Welcome New Poster

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    Hi every one
    I am looking for a podiatry school for my son he is in high school at the moment and should start his study in podiatry next year
    I am really confused and I don't know where to send him
    Some people advised me to send him to UK and others said to usa
    I don't know what the difference is
    I am really looking for good advise

    Please help

  2. davidh

    davidh Podiatry Arena Veteran

    Where do you live (I mean country, not your address)?
  3. Mukbil999

    Mukbil999 Welcome New Poster

    I live in jordan
  4. Send him to the USA.
  5. W J Liggins

    W J Liggins Well-Known Member

    The British and Irish schools, also the Spanish I believe, are all pretty good. The major difference between the British and American schools is the level taught. The British (and Spanish) teach up to the level of nail surgery which does not require operating theatre (room) facilities. In the USA, the schools teach to the level of bone surgery and their graduates are given the title 'Doctor'.

    In both the USA and the UK, post-graduate registrarships are required to practice more complex surgery. It really depends on what level of service your son wishes (and can) provide.

    I hope that this is helpful.

    Bill Liggins
  6. johnson87

    johnson87 Welcome New Poster

    Hi guys, is there such thing as credit points or units exemption given for those who completed undergraduate Podiatry in UK/Aus that wish to continue study in US as post-graduate?
  7. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    Generally, no.
  8. where are you based? Salford University in UK has a good reputation.
  9. efuller

    efuller MVP

    podiatry schools in the us usually require several college level classes in biology, chemistry and physics.
  10. Lovefeet

    Lovefeet Banned

    Southampton university trains podiatrists.....Click on the below link:-


    and scroll down and read the last 3rd paragraph....(have copied and pasted the paragraph to make it easier to read), see below:-

    Southampton continued to oppose the watchdog's conclusion that an undergraduate had a legitimate complaint about a placement and deserved compensation. It failed to comply with the OIA on another case, and delayed the investigation of another by 10 months.
  11. davidh

    davidh Podiatry Arena Veteran

    Bloody students - always moanig about something!:D
  12. DAVOhorn

    DAVOhorn Well-Known Member

    For Lovefeet,

    When i trained i had a full grant and all course fees paid for by my council.

    Today students pay fees of 9k per annum.

    So why is this such a problem today?

    Well the student is funding their training and education so expect a result because they have paid for it. When expectations are not met the training becomes a product that has been purchassed and hence the expectation is that results follow.

    So as it is a product you use the law to achieve resolution.

    In my day complaints were dealt with differently and you could go to your funding provider to support you in your complaint. if you were at fault you were told tough.

    But with using litigation and the prospect of damages means lawyers get involved and it gets very nasty.

    I paid for that qualification and i want it, if i dont get it you the provider will be sued for wasting my time and money and i want compensation.:butcher:

    So by selling education today the course is a just a product and as such is no different to buying goods and services that do not meet expectations.

    I believe that going down the route of selling education was a mistake and that the grant system was much better. But hey less people went to University in the old days.


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