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Get Involved with APMA

Join an APMA Committee

Review the list of APMA committees and reach out to the noted contact person to express your interest in serving, or submit your CV and letter of interest to APMA Chief Governance Administrator Stephanie Simmons and the President-Elect. Nominations are accepted annually, each summer; however, there may be the need for volunteers, particularly young practitioners, to contribute at any time throughout the year. Joining a committee is also the first step toward becoming a member of the Young Physician Leadership Panel.

Share Your Research at The National

Answer the Call for Speakers or Call for Abstracts and be a part of the renowned faculty at the must-attend meeting for every podiatrist. There’s no better way to get noticed and connect with colleagues and other experts in the field than to participate in The National. 

Serve as a Social Media Ambassador

Like, share, and comment on APMA's social media content through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. Contact APMA Communications Coordinator Ronnesha Jackson for details on how to contribute your own content. 

Publish Your Research in JAPMA

Another great way to get your name out there is to include an article in one of APMA’s publications, including the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (JAPMA). Visit japmaonline.org to learn how to submit a manuscript for review.

Support APMA Legislative Efforts—Contribute Online to the APMAPAC, APMA POP, or Participate in APMA eAdvocacy

As a practicing DPM, you are a primary source for decision makers. As a voter, you are an influential constituent for legislators. Contribute online to the APMAPACAPMA POP, or participate in APMA eAdvocacy.

Serve as a Delegate for Your State Component at APMA's House of Delegates

APMA’s 53 components, one in each state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and one for those working in the Federal Services, are your local link to APMA, and once a year representatives from these groups come together at the APMA House of Delegates to shape the priorities of the association. Contact your state component to learn more about representing your state at APMA’s House of Delegates.

Participate in APMA Member Surveys 

Member surveys are conducted throughout the year and promoted through APMA publications. The feedback provided through these surveys helps provide direction to APMA initiatives, so member participation is critical.

Increase Career Awareness in Prospective Students

You have likely developed valuable relationships with mentors thus far in your career, and whether you realize it or not, you have a lot to offer students who are considering a career in medicine! Coordinate a career presentation at your local high school or mentor a prospective student with an interest in podiatry. Share the student recruitment website StepintoPodiatry.com with prospective students, and contact APMA Senior Director, Communications, Marketing, and Membership Peggy S. Tresky to sign up to be a mentor in the Mentor Network. 

Donate to the APMA Educational Foundation 

Support the next generation of podiatrists! The APMA Educational Foundation is a not-for-profit educational arm of APMA dedicated to advancing the growth and stability of podiatric medicine through student scholarships.


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