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Board Certification

The American Board of Podiatric Surgery in an organization for the purpose of certifying podiatric surgeons found to be qualified after meeting rigorous requirements. ABPS is recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association. The major objective of ABPS is to protect and improve the health and welfare of the public by the advancement of the art and science of podiatric surgery.

A podiatric surgeon certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery has successfully completed an extensive credentialing and examination process. The doctor had to submit, for review, many different types of surgical cases and procedures that were performed in a clinical setting. This clinical experience (surgical training) requirement assures that your board certified podiatric surgeon brings significant experience to the care of your feet. In addition, the written and oral examinations that must be successfully completed by a podiatric physician before attaining board certification by the ABPS require a demonstration of the applicant’s comprehensive knowledge, experience and skill in podiatric surgery. The knowledge and skill your physician has demonstrated includes: the diagnosis of general medical problems and surgical management of foot diseases, deformities, and trauma of the foot, ankle, leg, and related structures.

Doctors who are board certified are referred to as “diplomats”. ABPS diplomats are required to participate in continuing education in subject areas relevant to the practice of podiatric medicine and surgery. Additionally, every 10 years a diplomat must take and examination to evaluate their current level of knowledge.

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