An Appeal to the Profession

April 26, 2023

Over the last few weeks, activity on various podiatry social media platforms has surged, largely in response to the American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association announcement to terminate their partnership with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine—a decision made exclusively and independently by, and on behalf of, the podiatric medical students who comprise the organization. Other posts directed personal attacks against those in leadership positions within podiatry.
The increase in hostile commentary prompted the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Council on Podiatric Medical Education to release statements, condemning the attacks and calling for professionalism and positive communication. We join our fellow organizations in urging the podiatric medical community to stop this destructive behavior.
The future of the profession is looking to us to lead by example. Let’s show them the best of what this profession can be.
The ABFAS Board of Directors