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College of Podiatric Medicine

Giving Opportunities

College of Podiatric Medicine Dean's Discretionary Fund

Your charitable investment in the College of Podiatric Medicine’s Dean’s Discretionary Fund will play a major role in executing the University’s mission:

"To produce, in a humanistic tradition, health care professionals and biomedical knowledge that will enhance and extend the quality of life in our communities."

Specifically, a gift to the Dean’s Discretionary Fund provides resources for, among other things, student travel and attendance at professional seminars and student research symposiums. The fund also helps to support the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture series. Your support truly makes a difference in the lives of our students.

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College of Podiatric Medicine Dean's Scholarship Award

To compete we must be able to attract and retain the best and brightest students who possess the potential of becoming world-class podiatric physicians. Being able to offer scholarship support to such a prospective student is often where the scale gets tipped of either accepting admission or looking elsewhere. Your generous gift to the College of Podiatric Medicine Dean’s Scholarship Fund helps us to identify and recruit these terrific students and assist them in realizing their dreams of becoming a podiatric physician.

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Competency-Based Education Simulation Laboratory

Current podiatric clinical skills education consists of an uncertain volume of high-stakes care in which students and residents learn their skills on actual patients. For example, a podiatry student will perform their first injection on a patient, creating a stressful environment for both the student and the patient. A better method exists to foster our students and residents toward mastery: deliberate practice. In this method a learner develops skills that others have mastered while focusing on well-defined specific goals. A Clinical Simulation Laboratory will allow students the opportunity to certify their skills before moving on to more complex situations.

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David Shofler DPM Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of Dr. Shofler to honor his passion for research and success in mentoring CPM students. It will be awarded to a fourth year WesternU College of Podiatric Medicine student with a GPA of or greater than 3.0, with demonstrated financial need who excels at and enjoys research.

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