Podiatric Surgeons

There are four classes of registrants for the practice of podiatric medicine.

  • Full – podiatric surgeon
  • Educational – podiatric surgeon student (elective)
  • Educational – podiatric surgeon resident (elective)
  • Conditional – podiatric surgeon disciplined

All podiatric surgeons within the province must be registered with the College, pursuant to the Health Professions Act

Directory of podiatric surgeons

A directory of currently registered podiatric surgeons is available here.

Understanding your podiatric surgeon's credentials

Degree

DPM

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

The degree awarded to a graduate of an accredited college of podiatric medicine who is qualified to enter hospital-based residency training to become a podiatric surgeon.

Certification

APMLE

American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination

The APMLE are national board examinations administered by the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners (NBPME) that are taken by all podiatric surgeons. The AMPLE consist of three parts and assesses whether a candidate has the knowledge required to practise as a minimally competent entry-level podiatric surgeon, and determine whether a candidate’s knowledge and clinical skills are adequate for safe, unsupervised practice.

Students enrolled in any of the nine accredited DPM programs are required to pass Part I and Part II prior to commencing residency training. Part III of the APMLE is taken during residency.

ABPM

American Board of Podiatric Medicine

The ABPM offers podiatric surgeons wishing to complete advanced training beyond their DPM and residency a board qualification, and certification process for the specialty of podiatric orthopedics and primary podiatric medicine.

ABFAS

American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

The ABFAS offers podiatric surgeons wishing to complete advanced training beyond their DPM and residency a board qualification, and certification process for the specialty of foot and ankle surgery.