Q: Why is the College proposing ending the APMA membership requirement in order to become a Fellow or Member of ACPM?
A: ACPM and APMA have shared a mutual and respectful relationship for many years. Over the last few years, ACPM has and will continue to evolve by serving its educational mission of becoming one of the most influential and inclusive educational organizations in podiatry. Unfortunately, the current restrictive requirements of having all current and future members maintain their APMA membership is not sustainable and conflicts with the vision and mission of ACPM. ACPM will no longer require membership in APMA due to the restrictions on the College's growth. It is anticipated that many Fellows will continue to be APMA members; however, the College aims to be more inclusive and diverse by inviting those to enjoy the benefits of ACPM membership despite making the personal decision of not being an APMA member.
Q: Why is the College inviting Diplomates from boards other than ABPM to become Fellows?
A: ACPM continues to be rooted by the foundations of podiatric medicine and biomechanics and for many years has strived to be the most inclusive and diverse organization in podiatry with the primary focus of providing outstanding educational and collegial opportunities. ACPM has fostered relationships with content experts representing all aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery. We welcome our esteemed colleagues from all certifying boards.