What is ACPM (American College of Podiatric Medicine)?

American College of Podiatric Medicine (ACPM formerly known as the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Medicine ACFAOM) January 1, 2020.

The ACPM is dedicated to the education and advocacy of podiatric physicians specializing in podiatric medicine. With approximately 1,600 active members, ACPM is the only Specialty Organization affiliated with the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) that represents the full scope of the medical, orthopedic, and biomechanical aspects of podiatric practice. ACPM advocates for the importance of maintaining thorough scientific knowledge and clinical skills in the biomechanical and medical aspects of podiatric practice. 

ACPM is the largest APMA-affiliated specialty college. Founded in 1949 and incorporated in 1951 as the American College of Foot Orthopedists (ACFO), the name was changed in the early 1990’s to better reflect the scope of interest of the membership.

ACPM is a distinct and separate organization from the ABPM. The two organizations serve different purposes within the profession, but on occasion collaborate in areas of mutual interest.

ACPM offers several forms of educational content such as e-Learning POD Program, Expert Lecture Series  and online CME Conferences.  ACPM also offers member discount pricing on a Review Text  which is a great study guide for the Certification Exam and Coding Manual as well as Free Resident and Student Memberships.

More information and applications to join can be found on their website www.acpmed.org 

What is the benefit of being Board Certified?

Beyond objective acknowledgement of expertise in a specialty, Board certification confers material advantages in access to healthcare markets such as PPO’s, IPA’s and HMO’s, and is one of several major criteria in the attainment of hospital staff privileging.

What do I do when I have a new address?

When you have an address change, you may log in to the members dashboard and update your profile. The website is updated on a weekly basis.

How are addresses stored on the website?

The ABPM members database can store 2 address (mailing and public). The mailing address is for information coming from headquarters to the member and the public address is for those who search our database to “find a doctor”. The public address also has the capacity to store the member’s website on line.