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is to protect and improve the health and welfare of the public by the advancement of the art and science of podiatric surgery.
Recertification, Foot and RRA, and Self-assessment
Case Review, Foot and RRA
Spring Part I Foot and RRA, Didactic and CBPS
Spring Part II Foot and RRA, CBPS
Case Review Timeline
November 2, 2016 Registration opens
December 9, 2016 Registration closes
December 13, 2016 ABFAS sends candidates instructions for Hospital Audit
January 6, 2017 Deadline for Facility Surgical Procedure List Attestation
January 20, 2017 ABFAS notifies candidates that procedure list is available on PLS
March 10, 2017 Deadline for uploading case documentation
Congratulations and welcome to the three new members of the ABFAS Board of Directors, William R. Adams, DPM; Danny Choung, DPM; and Amberly C. Paradoa, DPM.
Three director positions were open for the 2016 election. Dr. Choung was re-elected to a second three-year term, while Drs. Adams and Paradoa were elected to a new three-year term. The terms become effective September 1, 2016 and end on August 31, 2019. Drs. Adams and Paradoa will then be eligible to be nominated for re-election.
Many thanks to Dr. Roya Mirmiran for her dedication and hard work as a board member for the past three years.
We also want to thank all ABFAS members who took the time to vote. Of the 7,130 diplomates eligible to vote, 1,834 responded, indicating a return of 25.73%.
From the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons on the qualifications of ABFAS certified foot and ankle surgeons relative to Senate bill 175. The bill provides for podiatrist recognition within the VA system.
You can read the letter here.
More details here
Important deadlines are in effect for candidates who completed a CPME-approved residency of less than three years, but are not yet ABFAS certified. As there are a number of steps candidates will need to take in order to complete the process by then, we want to make sure that you are aware of them.
Candidates without Board Qualified status have only until December 31, 2018 to complete the ABFAS board qualification and certification processes. Please see the accompanying timeline for important exam and case review application dates. Document 110 provides additional details about the process.
Candidates with Board Qualified status may pursue board certification until expiration of their Board Qualified status. Candidates may apply for requalification; however, any requalification may not extend beyond December 31,2018. See Document 110 for details. Please see the accompanying timeline for important exam and case review application dates.
Please look at the new exam policy documents, which you will find under the Resources section of the site.
You will need to use IE for it to work properly. You will also find a pdf with more detailed instructions here.
If you plan to sit for the upcoming case review process, please make note of some changes.
You’ll find more details in Document 220.
New: Open management of fractures must include some type of internal or external fixation.
Change: Candidates currently certified in Foot surgery seeking only RRA certification are only required to log all RRA procedures performed January 1, 2009 or later (or when candidate first achieved Board Qualified status subsequent to January 1, 2009). (Previously, candidates had to continue logging foot procedures in addition to RRA).
Clarification: The candidate must be listed as the surgeon of record in the intraoperative anesthesia record (no co-surgeon).
Change: The ABFAS randomly selects up to 13 procedures from those logged in PLS. (changed from 10)
New: Policy for Potential Misrepresentation: Any incomplete, questionable, modified or falsified case materials submitted may be evaluated further by the ABFAS. The ABFAS may require that the candidate assist in the verification of submitted documents. The ABFAS reserves the right to pursue further investigation including, but not limited to, sending an ABFAS appointed representative to further review documentation. Failure to comply with the process and/or discovery of falsified records will result in disqualification of the candidate and such other action as ABFAS deems appropriate including revocation of Board Qualified status, disqualification for certification and forfeiture of fees paid.
I am interested in becoming a foot and ankle surgeon. What do I need to do?
How do I become Board Qualified?
Board Certification entails passing Part I and Part II of the certification examinations, along with…
Members undergo assessment of surgical abilities every 10 years and must demonstrate…
Click the “Find a Doctor” button at the top of the webpage for a list of board certified podiatric surgeons…
To verify a physician’s ABFAS status, mail your request or use the ABFAS online verification system…
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