To encourage high standards of professional proficiency, and service to the Academy.
To promote and encourage a continuing program of professional development.
To recognize professional achievement and competence in podiatric sports medicine.
To recognize the candidate who exhibits a deep and ongoing interest and dedication to the goals and long-range activities of AAPSM.
Fellow-applicants should demonstrate each of the following:
A high level of competence and ethical conduct with knowledge of the principles and practices of podiatric sports medicine.
Active participation in the Academy by attendance at the AAPSM meetings; presentations of papers; peer and public education.
A desire to become more active in the internal affairs of AAPSM, including serving in a leadership capacity.
Checklist for Applicants
The following requirements must be met:
"Shall have earned a diploma from an accredited college of podiatric medicine (DPM)"
"Shall be a member in good standing of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) or equivalent organization"
(if a podiatrist)
"Shall have been a member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM) for three consecutive years at the time of application for advancement, OR, shall have completed an AAPSM-approved Podiatric Sports Medicine Fellowship"
"Shall have demonstrated high standards of professional development and commitment to the goals and long-range activities of the Academy:
*Must attain a minimum total score of 30 on the Application or a total score of 15 points if candidate has completed an AAPSM-approved Podiatric Sports Medicine Fellowship"
"Shall have received a letter of recommendation by an AAPSM Fellow or affiliated sports team professional (team physician, etc.)" OR, shall have completed an AAPSM-approved Podiatric Sports Medicine Fellowship"
"Shall have submitted a curriculum vitae, including evidence that he or she has fulfilled the requirements of the Academy"
**Upon acceptance of the above requirements, shall achieve:
A minimum passing score of 75% on a Written Examination (this take-home exam will be sent to you after acceptance of your completed Fellow Application)
Face to face interview with an AAPSM Board member
Attend Stand Alone meeting for Fellowship Plaque awarding if have not previously attended
The following must be mailed to the AAPSM Headquarters:
Completed application and all supporting material and attachments (Fellowship certificate if applicable)
Recommendation for Advancement to Fellowship.
The processing fee of $250. Applications can not be processed without this fee.