In support of a recommendation from the APMA Board of Trustees and Council on Podiatric Medical Education, the 2019 APMA House of Delegates approved a resolution calling for a Blue Ribbon Panel to review and study the history, traditions, and current circumstances associated with the recognition of special areas of practice and recognition of certifying boards.
The mission of the Blue Ribbon Panel is:
To objectively and impartially consider whether more than one certifying board could be recognized in a unique area of practice, with regard to what is most appropriate for a medical profession, and specifically, the profession of podiatry.
The panel’s more specific charge is to:
The panel has been meeting periodically by conference call and will hold a face-to-face meeting on January 4 to receive testimony from interested parties. The interested parties that will be invited to testify before the panel include:
APMA-recognized clinical education affiliates also will be invited to submit written testimony. A general call for comments is now open to the profession at large. All written testimony must be received by December 6. If you wish to offer written testimony, send it to the attention of Jay Levrio, PhD.