Practice Pearl of Wisdom ….from Editor

telescopeby Melissa Lockwood, DPM

Residency training in 2015, for many practicing podiatrists, is like staring through a looking glass. The comprehensive training you receive now is so beyond what was even offered 10 to 15 years ago. This is something to be proud of!  But our residency and even fellowship training isn’t enough. We need to take the clinical skills learned and apply them, but how?  By applying for and passing your board examinations.

Eighty percent of the work you will do in private practice is reflected in your certification with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. It is critical to put all your training to use and make YOUR transition into private practice smooth by obtaining your ABPM certification now. The good news?  ABPM has access to your residency resource logs, which if logged correctly during your credentialed three year residency program, will give you a streamlined pathway to certification. See details.

ABPM Honors Outstanding Graduate Students

Annual Merit Award Recipients Honored

ABPM congratulates this year’s Annual ABPM Graduate Merit Award Recipients.  They are:

This award is given to an outstanding graduating student from each of the nine colleges of podiatric medicine.   Selections were made with recommendations from the Dean of each college based on specific, documented criteria. and included input from faculty as well as information provided by the student.  Candidates were sought with a GPA of at least 3.5, who exhibited particular aptitude in Podiatric Medicine and Podiatric Orthopedics and their associated subjects, as well as “high standards of professional conduct, probity, academic achievement and moral rectitude.”

Each honoree receive an award of $2,000 and a certificate issued by the ABPM.

ABPM Board members were on site to present the awards to these outstanding students. Congratulations to each of these deserving recipients.

 

 

Arizona - Dr. Goldman and Samuel Tischler

Arizona – Dr. Goldman and Samuel Tischler

Barry - Dr, Southerland and Hope Jacoby

Barry – Dr. Southerland and Hope Jacoby

Des Moines - Dr. Chagares and Austin McArdle

Des Moines – Dr. Chagares and Austin McArdle

Kent - Dr. Chagares and Vorice Batts

Kent – Dr. Chagares and Vorice Batts

New York - Dr. DellaCorte and Timothy Miller

New York – Dr. DellaCorte and Timothy Miller

Samuel Merritt - Dr. Stavosky and Donald Sellenriek

Samuel Merritt – Dr. Stavosky and Donald Sellenriek

Scholl - Dr. Chagares and Tracy Lee

Scholl – Dr. Chagares and Tracy Lee

Temple - Dr. Spadone and Glenn Woodley

Temple – Dr. Spadone and Glenn Woodley

Western - Drs. Jones and Benard with Aarron Flowers

Western – Drs. Jones and Benard with Aarron Flowers

KSUCPM Inducts Two ABPM Diplomates into the College’s Hall of Fame Society

KSUCPM Hall of Fame Inductees: (L-R) Drs DiDomenico and Visser

KSUCPM Hall of Fame Inductees: (L-R) Drs Lawrence DiDomenico and H. John Visser

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (KSUCPM) inducted two new members into the College’s Hall of Fame Society: H. John Visser, DPM, class of 1978 and Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, class of 1987.

The KSUCPM Hall of Fame recognizes distinguished alumni who display dedication to the College of Podiatric Medicine and contribute to achievements within the podiatric medical community.

H. John Visser, DPM has been a board certified diplomate with ABPM since 1989, and Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM has been a board certified diplomate with ABPM since 1993.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online

ABPM Diplomate is Elected NYSPMA President!

Dr. Andrew Shapiro, newly elected president of NYSPMA

Dr. Andrew Shapiro, NYSPMA President

The New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA) elected the following officers and trustees at its 119th Annual House of Delegates in Cooperstown.

President – Andrew Shapiro, DPM
President-Elect – William Pierce, DPM
Vice President – Paul Sherameta, DPM
Treasurer – Patricia Nicholas, DPM

Trustees: 3-year terms: Maria Branca, DPM, Vanessa Darmochwal, DPM, Charles Lombardi, DPM.

Andrew Shapiro, DPM has been a board certified diplomate with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine since 1995.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online

 

Soles4Souls Receives Generous Donation Facilitated by Dr. Ejiro Isiorho

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho, Corrective Step Foot Health Center

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho, Corrective Step Foot Health Center

The Oregon Podiatric Medical Association partnered with Soles4Souls to distribute new and gently worn shoes to those in need. Soles4Souls was founded in 2007 and has distributed more than 22 million pairs of shoes in 127 different countries.

The 18 podiatry practices that participated in the drive locally were able to collect and donate over $3,500 total and a remarkable 1,250 pairs of shoes from Dr. Ejiro Isiorho‘s Corrective Step Foot Health Center LLC office.

Ejiro Isiorho, DPM has been a board certified diplomate with ABPM since 2014.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online

 

 

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