Professional organizations and associations provide a wide range of
resources for planning and navigating a career in podiatry.
These groups can play a key role in your development and
keep you abreast of what is happening in your industry.
promote the interests of their members and provide a network of contacts
that can help you find jobs and move your career forward. They can offer a
variety of services including job referral services, continuing education
courses, insurance, travel benefits, periodicals, and meeting and
conference opportunities. A broader
list of professional associations is also available by
Podiatric Medical Association
The American Podiatric Medical Association is the
professional organization representing the nation's Doctors of Podiatric
Medicine (podiatrists). The APMA represents approximately 80 percent of
the podiatrists in the country.
on Podiatric Medical Education
The Council on Podiatric
Medical Education is an autonomous accrediting agency for podiatric
medical education. Deriving its authority from the House of Delegates of
the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Council is empowered to
develop and adopt standards and policies as necessary for the
implementation of all aspects of its accreditation, approval, and
Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine's (AACPM) mission is to
enhance academic podiatric medicine. AACPM's membership consists of
more than 200 hospitals and institutions that offer
postdoctoral training in podiatric medicine.