associate membership


An applicant for Associate Membership must present a thesis of at least 2,000 words on a phase of original medical research acceptable to the American Society of Podiatric Medicine dredentials committee.


fellow membership


To achieve Fellow Membership status in the American Society of Podiatric Medicine, an applicant must have completed at least 200 hours of post graduate work approved by the Society credentials committee.  Applicants are required to submit a thesis of at least 5,000 words on some phase ofPodiatric Medical research.  In lieu of a thesis, submission of twenty five documented case histories on a particular aspect of Podiatric Medical practice, or board certification in primary Podiatric Medicine.

Membership Categories


Applicants to the American Society of Podiatric Medicine must meet the following criteria to join the organization:

  • Practicing Podiatrist
  • Graduate of an approved Podiatric Medical College
  • Licensed to practice Podiatric Medicine in their respective state, province or country
  • A member in good standing with their local and state Podiatric Medical association and the American Podiatric Medical Association



The American Society of Podiatric Medicine - an APMA Clinical Education Affiliate