Resident News to Use
June 2018
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The ABPM congratulates the APMA, Ben Wallner, Director of Legislative Activities and congressman Brad Wenstrup, DPM for their indefatigable efforts toward passage of the VA Provider Equity Act, which passed in the senate on May 23, 2018 at 4pm EST.

The significance of this legislation cannot be overstated. While it's immediate affect is contained within the Veterans Health Administration, the ripple effect on the profession of podiatry with respect to parity will reach far and wide.

ABPM Spotlight! Geller
Meet ABPM Director, Stephen Geller, DPM
Each eNewsletter, we will be spotlighting a member of the ABPM Board of Directors so you become familiar with the ABPM team. 

Dr. Stephen Geller has been a Diplomate of ABPM since 1997, and a board director since 2015. He currently serves on the ABPM Examination Committee as sub-section Chair for the Qualification examination, and has been a committee member since 2008. Dr. Geller's hard work with ABPM is also highlighted in the new 'Pathology Specific Biomechanical Exam Templates' available on the ABPM website and the new 'Clinical Presentation Skills' series published below in this newsletter.

ABPM Pathology Specific Biomechanical Exam Templates Biomechanics
History of the Biomechanical Exam Templates Explained by Dr. Stephen Geller

Have you ever given someone something you thought would help only to find them using it in a completely unexpected manner? This is exactly what happened when the American Board of Podiatric Medicine provided residency directors with a full-page comprehensive biomechanical examination form. This checkbox form contained hip-to-toe measurements, both non-weight bearing and weight bearing, and in gait. The unexpected outcome was that these forms separated biomechanical examinations from the physical examination performed for most complaints. 

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History of Present Illness by Dr. Stephen Geller

Have you ever stepped in a hole and twisted your ankle? Well I recently had a 27-year-old female who was otherwise healthy accept for right ankle pain 3-weeks after a similar inversion injury. No other part of her foot or leg hurts. Her pain is sharp, graded 6/10, localized to the anterolateral ankle without radiation. Standing and walking aggravates the pain and there is still residual swelling and bruising in the area. Improvement has been noted with ice, rest, and ace wrap. She has no prior history of ankle injuries.

Presenting a case is no different than telling a story. Granted, storytelling is an artform itself, but if you can become a good story teller, your attendings will remember you and your medical records will stand out from the rest.  Read full article...

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What kind of practice do you want to be a part of? 

Do you want to be a solo practitioner or part of a group? Do you want to be part of another specialty group, such as vascular or orthopedics, or do you want to be part of a podiatry group? Do you want to practice in an office setting or hospital setting? Think about the answers to these questions carefully. Knowing your desire will help narrow your job search, and ultimately find your best fit! 
ABPM On the Move - Upcoming EventsOntheMove
The ABPM attends multiple conferences throughout the year. Please check our calendar periodically to see if we will be in your area. Below are the next few upcoming events:

June 21-23, Western Foot and Ankle Conference , Anaheim, CA
July 12-15, APMA National Scientific Meeting, Washington, D.C.
August 10-12, PRESENT Residency Summit East , Teaneck, NJ
September 28-30, PRESENT Residency Summit Midwest , Oak Brook, IL
A Note from the Editor - Dr. Nicole DeLauro
Congratulations, you are almost at the finish line! Your hard work and knowledge gained this year did not go unnoticed. At ABPM, we are happy to announce some new features to this newsletter based on resident feedback. "Clinical Presentation Skills" in addition to "Pathology Specific Biomechanical Exams" will now be available as resources to enhance your educational experience.  We are also spotlighting a member of the ABPM Board of Directors each newsletter so you become familiar with the ABPM team. This newsletter will feature, Dr. Stephen Geller who had an extensive role in the newsletter features. As always, feel free to meet our staff during any of our upcoming events. 

Nicole DeLauro, DPM