DEAR DIPLOMATES,

We wanted to be first to tell you, the APMA House of Delegates just passed Policy Proposition 2-24: Single Certifying Board in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery with 63% of the vote!

Thank you to all who supported the Policy Proposition as Cosponsors. In the end, we had 1455 requests to be cosponsors!
 
Although the original proposition did not include this, on the floor of the House of Delegates an amendment was proposed for ABPM to cease issuing Podiatry Surgery CAQs. In the interest of advancing the profession, the ABPM agreed to this amendment. There will be no impact on individuals currently holding a CAQ in Podiatric Surgery or those who successfully passed the examination administered two weeks ago.
 

So what’s next?

This proposition creates the APMA One Board taskforce to facilitate the discussion of the two recognized certifying boards combining under one administrative entity. This will be reported for action at the next APMA House of Delegates in March 2025.

Board unity mirrors the model of MD/DO boards, where each residency specialty has a single recognized board. This approach not only minimizes confusion in hospitals and reduces internal conflicts within our profession but also alleviates financial burdens on young podiatrists by streamlining examination processes and reducing dues.

You have spoken!

We promise to keep you updated as this discussion unfolds.

The ABPM Board of Directors