General podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to treating foot and ankle problems. In the UK, general podiatrists typically undertake a 3-year undergraduate degree (ionaimester 1). After that, they normally undertake either a two year foundation year or a postgraduate degree (depending on their country of residence). After that, podiatric surgeons usually undertake further fellowships, residency training and postgraduate studies. Most board-certified podiatric surgeons in Podiatry Adelaide have completed their anesthesiology residency before proceeding to their surgical residency. The specific requirements for this vary by state but should be no less than five years in residency. The requirements for a surgical resident program differ by university and also depend on the university you study at. Generally, a resident program will last three years of study at an approved medical university, whereas a foundation year will usually be shorter and take longer to complete. Most podiatrists in Podiatry Adelaide specialise in treating mainly a wide range of conditions that affect the foot and ankle, including common disorders like corns and calluses, hammertoe and bunionettes, warts and other skin infections, ingrown and painful hairs, irritable and swollen feet and ankle. As well as foot deformities, like flat-footed, high-arched foot, and others. Many also deal with foot injuries and disorders, treating sprains, strains, ligaments and tendons. Other areas of podiatric medicine also exist, such as dermatology, gynaecological, orthopaedics, and others. There is also Podiatry Technician School, which can sometimes be mistaken for a Podiatrist School. However, both schools offer very similar programs. The main difference between the two is that a Podiatrist school focuses on providing a certificate program to a Podiatry Technician School that focus more on providing a degree course. To enrol in a program at a podiatric medical school, you will need to have a high school diploma or GED. Once you have obtained your GED, you can look into colleges and universities offering a podiatric medicine residency program. It is possible to find one that will not require you to have a residency; however, most programs do. A podiatric medical school residency will consist of a one or two year residency program, which can last up to five months. In some cases, podiatry specialists might even specialise. However, this would only be applicable if they had completed several years of schooling and had acquired several additional years of specialised experience. The length of time spent studying for a degree to become a podiatrist is typically three years to four years. Most podiatry schools will take about two years, depending on the number of credits you want to transfer into your program.