Resident News to Use!
June 2016
Dive into some information relevant to finishing your residency and preparing for practice.
REMINDER:  Be sure to have your Program Directors sign you up for our Resident In-training examination. Deadline is September 12, 2016 on the PRR site.  

Feel free to email us at admin@abpmed.org with any specific questions about ABPM certification, deadlines, etc.
Practice Profile: Private Practice, Professor, Attending...
Meet Daniel Evans, DPM and President American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine (ACFAOM)

"I always knew I wanted to go into medicine and chose podiatry because I liked the idea of serving patients along the spectrum of life from the youngest children to geriatric patients.  I also liked the hands on nature of the practice and the ability to work closely one on one with patients," stated Dr. Dan Evans.  Dr. Evans is currently a Professor at the William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and an attending physician at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Medical Center in Hines, Illinois.
A graduate of the Scholl College, Dr. Evans started a general podiatric private practice immediately after completing his residency at the Hines VAMC.  Shortly thereafter he was asked to join Hines Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) as a part time attending physician and soon after that asked to teach at the Scholl College.  "That was nearly 34 years ago," explained Dr. Evans.  
"I juggled that schedule, and those three careers, for 29 years before  ....

Malpractice Basics by Dr. Melissa Lockwood
For third year residents, the idea of malpractice insurance coverage may feel overwhelming but it is ... just "one of those things" you must have as a practicing physician. Here are a few basics as you transition into practice.
Malpractice insurance coverage is maintained by the individual provider.  Most states have certain minimums (for example a $1 million per incident/$3 million total claims coverage in my state!) that providers are required to carry - just like car or homeowners policies.  It is critical to know...

A Note from the Editor - Dr. Melissa Lockwood
 
Welcome to the June issue!  Third year residents - Congratulations!  We look forward to you joining us in the "practicing physician" club!  As you have already learned, these last few months fly by with studying for your qualifying exams and preparing to transition to your "next step".  First and second year residents, don't forget to plan ahead for the upcoming year!  Make sure you are on top of all deadlines for Board Examinations (Online applications become available later this year and the deadline to apply is in early in 2017- watch these newsletter and our website for details!) Lastly, everyone please remember to enjoy your summer! 
Please visit the ABPM booth at both the Western conference this weekend AND at the APMA National Meeting in Philadelphia in July.  Enjoy!
Please check out our events calendar .  Feel free to reach out to us with additional questions!

Sincerely,
The American Board of Podiatric Medicine.