Membership Benefits

Membership Benefits

Qualification for Fellow or Member Status with the Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG) signed an unprecedented partnership agreement to qualify ABPM Diplomates in good standing for RCPSG Membership or Fellowship in the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine.

This exclusive relationship between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine is based on the mutually recognized need to further develop postgraduate knowledge, skills and expertise in podiatric medicine and healthcare globally, for the benefit of patient care and safety.


The Royal College recognizes the ABPM certification as an entry qualification for Membership or Fellowship. Diplomates with less than 3 years of post-training practice experience are eligible to enroll as Members, those with more than 3 years of experience qualify for Fellowship.  These Diplomates may then take advantage of the Royal College’s storied reputation and extensive resources to raise their knowledge-base and professional prestige within the United States. ABPM will also jointly sponsor the development and delivery of CME/CECH and MOC resources for Diplomates, expanding educational opportunities and MOC flexibility for podiatrists in the U.S., certified by ABPM and enrolled in the College. The Royal College will benefit from access to ABPM’s large pool of engaged Diplomates, bringing a diversity of clinical and professional expertise to its membership, as well as the visibility and resources that a partnership with ABPM provides.


The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG), established in 1599, is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical institutions in the world. It serves as a professional organization dedicated to enhancing patient care through the continual advancement of medical and surgical education, training, and standards. The College is unique in its inclusive, multidisciplinary focus, and prides itself on its commitment to fostering excellence and innovation within the healthcare sector, offering a wide range of educational programs, examinations, and professional development opportunities across its five faculties; physicians, surgeons, dental practitioners, travel medicine practitioners and podiatrists. The Fellowship of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine within the RCPSG [FFPM RCPS (Glasg)] is a distinguished honor that recognizes the exceptional contributions and achievements of podiatric practitioners on a global scale.

The ABPM continually strives to bring information and awareness to the public. As an added member benefit, we have created a new marketing campaign and video that can be downloaded and utilized by our members for free! The ad has previously run in multiple major markets during the TLC show, “My Feet are Killing Me”, and the robust majority of our membership received national television exposure with these ads produced and promoted by the ABPM!

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You now have the opportunity, with special Diplomate pricing, to have your practice information added to the ABPM commercial! We are excited to offer this added member benefit as an additional way to advertise your Board Certification on your website, social media platforms AND for additional pricing, you can place it on TV in your local area market!

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