ABPM to Launch “Why I Want to be an ABPM Podiatrist” Scholarship

LOS ANGELES, CA., – The American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM), the nation’s premier certifying board for Doctors of Podiatric Medicine, has developed a new scholarship program for podiatry students and young practitioners to develop future leaders of the profession through immersive clinical and conference experiences.

The scholarship shall be awarded to one student and one qualifying resident DPM, to include a paid trip to the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS) Conference next year. Candidates may also choose to attend the International Federation of Podiatrists (FIP) Global Podiatry Summit. To qualify for the award, ABPM has developed the following criteria for entrants to meet for consideration:

  • Competitive applicants will create, record and submit one short video (max. 60 seconds) that explains, in a compelling fashion, “Why I Want to be an ABPM Podiatrist.”
  • Videos should be uploaded to Meta, X (formerly Twitter) or TikTok platforms with the hashtag #whyabpmpodiatry AND tagging @podiatryboard.
  • Videos should be posted between October 30 and December 30, 2023, limit one per applicant.
  • Qualifying applicants must be either a final year podiatric medical school student or in any year of their CPME-approved PMSR/RRA-36 residency program.

Applicants shall be chosen at the January meeting of the Board of Directors and will be notified appropriately.

ABPM recognizes the gravity of the current leadership crisis within the profession and its inability to meet the needs of current and future generations of podiatrists. ABPM developed the scholarship to groom the next generation of leaders in podiatry by exposing them to cutting edge clinical conferences and familiarizing them with the litany of ways board certification in podiatric orthopedics and primary podiatric medicine can serve them for the life of their career.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void outside the 50 US & DC and where prohibited by law. Term: 10/31/23 at 12:00 AM ET through 12/29/23 at 11:59 PM ET. Entrants must be (i) legal residents of the 50 US/DC, (ii) 18 years of age or age of majority (whichever greater); (iii) currently enrolled at one of the following podiatric colleges: Midwestern Univ., Barry. Univ., Cal. School Pod. Med., Des Moines Univ., N.Y. College Pod. Med., Kent State Univ., Rosalind Franklin Univ., Temple Univ., Western Univ., Univ. Texas Rio Grande Valley Sch. Pod. Med., LECOM Sch. Pod. Med. and (iv) available to attend the Annual ASPS Live Conference. Employees, officers, directors of Sponsor/affiliated entities as well as family/household members of each are ineligible. To enter, prepare a video submission (max. 60 seconds) responding to the prompt provided by Sponsor. Two (2) winners total will be selected—one (1) from a resident podiatric physician and one (1) from a podiatry student enrolled at any of the institutions above in a DPM-degree granting post-graduate program. Winners will receive (i) trip to ASPS Annual Live Conference, including travel, lodging, and stipend Candidates may also elect to attend the FIP Conference, tentatively located in Iceland, in Summer 2024. Prize ARV: $3,000; total ARV: $6,000. For entry and prize details, judging criteria, and all other terms/conditions, see Official Rules at podiatryboard.org. Sponsor: American Board of Podiatric Medicine 1060 Aviation Blvd, Suite 100, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254