Resident News to Use
November 2017
Podiatry Wins!

Dr. Rosemay Michel describes her path to podiatric medicine as "not glamorous!"  As a child, she wanted to be a pediatrician, but Podiatry ended up being the winner. 
VERSION 2 of ABPM App Now Available!!! 

Download Version 2 of the ABPM App - NOW Available!  Better navigation, push notifications on  certification  and exam deadlines, handy reference ranges and NEW Practice Exam questions.

App for Apple iOS device: iTunes, or
App for Google Android device: Google Play 

Hospital Appointment and Surgical Privileges Simplified
The doctor examines an X-ray picture while the patient s sprained foot resting in his hand
by James Stavosky, DPM

As a residency director and ABPM Board member, I have noticed some confusion among residents and new practitioners when applying for staff appointment and hospital and/or surgical privileges.  While the application process can be complex, sometimes even inconsistent, below, is a general summary of hospital requirements and what ABPM's certification means to this process.  More

ABPM On the Move!
2018 will be an action packed year!  In the first quarter, the ABPM will be attending the following shows.  If you attend, please come by our booth. 

January 10 -14, SAM, Orlando, FL
January 19 - 21, NYSPMA, New York City, NY
March 9 - 10, No Nonsense, Independence, OH
March 22 - 25, ACFAS, Nashville, TN
April 6 - 8, PRESENT East, Superbones/Superwounds, Teaneck, NJ

Please check the calendar on our website for the most up-to-date schedule of events!   
A Note from the Editor - Dr. Melissa Lockwood
I want to start by announcing that in 2018 I will pass the newsletter editor baton to our newest ABPM Director, Dr. Nicole DeLauro.  Dr. DeLauro is excited to work in this new role, and to bringing you information relevant to your career and development.  I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve as the Residency newsletter editor for the past two years.  Best wishes to all of you in your careers.  Be sure to stay up-to-date with the ABPM with our new app!  Always feel free to reach out to any of our board members or the headquarters team with any questions. 

Thank you,
Dr. Lockwood
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