Vision 2015—The Path to Parity

The overall mission of Vision 2015 is to ensure that podiatrists are universally accepted and recognized as physicians consistent with their education, training, and experience. This recognition has been earned through the hard work of educational institutions, credentialing bodies, and individuals, and their collective dedication to advancing the podiatric medical profession to benefit health-care consumers. Learn more about the qualifications and training of Today's Podiatrist. 

Although the profession has made significant progress toward achieving Vision 2015, there is work left to be done, both at the national and state levels. These goals do not expire in 2015, but will continue to evolve. Vision 2015 has served as a map, guiding podiatric medicine along a "Path to Parity." To learn more about the objectives of Vision 2015 and the Path to Parity and how you can help, read the February 2014 issue of APMA News. 

Vision 2015 Objectives
  1. Evaluate and ensure that the outcomes of podiatric medical education are comparable to that of allopathic and osteopathic physicians.
  2. Demonstrate to the entire health care community that the education, training, and experience of a podiatric physician are comparable to that of allopathic and osteopathic physicians.
  3. Obtain state and federal government recognition that podiatrists are physicians.
  4. Market and promote podiatrists as physicians.
  5. Attract high quality applicants to colleges of podiatric medicine and thereby to the profession.
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