Amalgamation with Podiatric Surgeons

The amalgamation of the College of Podiatric Surgeons of BC (CPodSBC) with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC) was approved by the two college boards and the minister of health based on a number of parallels in the professions. The amalgamation is being led by a Transition Steering Committee (TSC) with representatives from both colleges. 

The amalgamation process is multifaceted. It will involve drafting amendments to regulations, including creating a new class of registration, appointing a board for the newly amalgamated college, moving records, conducting a regulatory and financial audit, and identifying the types of scope of practice activities performed by podiatric surgeons to ensure compliance with existing standards of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC.

Transition Steering Committee

  • Ken Stewart, CPodsBC, board chair
  • Dana Alumbaugh, CPodsBC, board member
  • Bruce Bell, CPSBC, board chair
  • Patrick Rowe, CPSBC, board member
  • Supported by staff from both colleges

Bylaw Amendments

The proposed bylaw amendments have been posted for three months (until August 27, 2020) to provide time for comments. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC is administering the consultation process on behalf of both colleges. All comments submitted will be considered by both colleges and the Ministry of Health before the September 1, 2020 amalgamation date.

Read more about the bylaw amendments and how to provide comments here.

Frequently Asked Questions

A list of answers to frequently asked questions from podiatric surgeons can be found here.

Webinars for Podiatric Surgeons


Introduction to the Physician Practice Enhancement Program
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. 
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 6 p.m. 


Overview of the Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Accreditation Program
August 11, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

An Introduction to Practice Standards and Professional Guidelines
July 28, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Amalgamation Update
July 14, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. and July 5, 2020 at 6 p.m.