American Podiatric Medical Students' Association

The American Podiatric Medical Students’ 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), and other stakeholders, affiliates, and organizations.

Legislative Conference

APMSA partners with the American Podiatric Medical Association to lobby for podiatric medical students, podiatrists, and their patients. The next APMA Legislative Conference will be held in the spring of 2023. This is your opportunity to advocate for the interests of podiatric medical students and the profession before elected officials and policymakers at the national level. Check out the full list of our priority legislation. All members are invited to register to participate. 

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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 one of the nine colleges 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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