American Podiatric Medical Student Association

The American Podiatric Medical Student Association (APMSA) is the only national organization representing the collective interests of more than 2,400 podiatric medical student members.  

Founded in 1954, APMSA protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of all podiatric medical students across the country. The APMSA holds direct representation within the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) House of Delegates and advocates for podiatric medical students to the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners (NBPME), Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME), American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM), and other stakeholders, affiliates, and organizations.

Legislative Advocacy

APMSA aims to inform student members of the role and importance of legislative advocacy. Explore the information and resources available to students and reach out to APMSA to get involved.

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A Career in Podiatry

A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), a physician and surgeon who treats the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Podiatrists receive specialized training by completing four years of medical education at a college of podiatric medicine and earn their DPM degree. Upon completion of podiatric medical school, podiatrists complete a three-year, hospital-based residency training program. Following residency, many complete additional fellowship training.

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