The Certification Exam Process Demystified

Steven L Goldman, DPM, MBA Chairperson, Certification Committee

Steven L Goldman, DPM, MBA Chairperson, Certification Committee

Many prospective and existing diplomates have asked about the revised process for the Certification examination and how the examination is constructed. As Chairperson of the Certification Examination Committee (CEC), I would like to brief our membership on the current state of the process.

The CEC committee meets approximately three times each year. At these meetings, potential cases, often as many as twenty are reviewed as candidates to be presented in the new, computer based format. However, since not every case vignette lends itself to the new format, each prospect is vetted by the committee for content (i.e. Medicine or Orthopedics), relevance (i.e. is this esoteric trivia or pertinent to the practice of podiatry), level of difficulty (i.e. something a diplomate would be expected to know), and feasibility (i.e. can this case be used in the computer based format). About ten of the reviewed cases are ultimately selected as possible candidate questions. Click here to read more »

ABPM Board Welcomes William E. Chagares, DPM

William E. Chagares, DPM North Chicago, IL ('17) Director

William E. Chagares, DPM North Chicago, IL (’17) Director

Dr. Chagares says, “as an ABPM diplomate for over 22 years, I am honored to become part of this organization’s Board of Directors and thus in some small measure give back to it for the tremendous value I have received as a member…. Having myself been through the ABPM’s certification process as both a candidate and an examiner, I am resolute in the importance of this certifying board to our profession”

Dr. Chagares has previously served as a the Board’s liaison to the Collaborative Residency Evaluator Committee (CREC), a member of the qualification exam committee, an oral examiner for the Board’s certification process, and a reviewer for the Board’s case defense process. He also served two terms as an ABPM liaison to the Council on Podiatric Medical Education’s Residency Review Committee (RRC) and three consecutive terms as a Regional Representative to the Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH). Click here to read more »

NJ Podiatrist Appointed to State Medical Board

Dr. David George

Dr. David George

Governor Chris Christie has appointed *David George, DPM* to the Medical Expert Advisory Panel at the N.J. Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, State Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. David George
Dr. George is currently an adjunct clinical professor in the Department of Medical Sciences at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, and is a former president of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

Steven Goldman, DPM named interim Chief of Surgery for the DVA

Steven L Goldman, DPM, MBA Chairperson, Certification Committee

Steven L Goldman, DPM, MBA Chairperson, Certification Committee

Steven Goldman, DPM was just named interim Chief of Surgery for the DVA – New York Harbor Healthcare system. Dr Goldman is currently Director of Podiatric Medical Education, DVA – NY Harbor Healthcare System and Chief of the Podiatric Section.

 

 

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