APMA provides complimentary membership to all students enrolled at one of the nine podiatric medical colleges in the US. Podiatric student membership offers many benefits, including:
- Eligibility for a scholarship from the APMA Educational Foundation, APMA’s philanthropic arm that raises scholarship funds for financially and academically deserving podiatric medical students.
- Access to the member-only content on the APMA website, which includes Residency Search and Interview Resources. This page offers a compiled list of resources that have appeared in both APMA News and Your APMA.
- Access to member-only discounts and benefits, including the professional purchase program discounts on products that carry the APMA seal.
- APMA News magazine, provided electronically, which includes the Your APMA publication devoted to news and information for young physicians.
- The Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the preeminent foot and ankle journal, provided electronically.
- Complimentary registration to the APMA Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) (member registration fees typically are between $300 and $600).
- Eligibility to submit research abstracts to be considered for oral/poster presentation at the APMA Annual Scientific Meeting (The National).
- APMA News Brief e-newsletter, which features the latest mainstream news stories affecting podiatric practice.
- APMA Weekly Focus e-newsletter, which includes news and updates from APMA.
- Access to the eAdvocacy website to participate in grassroots lobbying efforts.
- Ability to donate to the APMAPAC to directly support candidates for federal office.
In addition, student members continue to receive uninterrupted member benefits for four to six months after graduation. This cushion allows time for settling into residency training before obtaining APMA membership as a resident member.
APMA contacts all podiatric medical students about membership. If you are interested in becoming a member and have not received information, contact the membership department at 800-ASK-APMA or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To become a student member, students simply need to opt in. This may be done one of two ways:
- Online via APMA.org. Students must use the UserName/ID and password provided by APMA to sign in. (Do not create a new account on APMA.org.)
- Download and complete the student membership form (PDF) and fax it to APMA at 301-530-2752.