Podiatry in USA

Education

Title of degree:Education process:Number of years/hours/ECTS:Degree:Continuous education mandatory:Name of regulated profession:
-4 years of undergraduate preprofessional/pre-medical education resultin in a BS or equivalent
– 4 years podiatric medical education at a college or school accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical education
– 3 years Hospital based podiatric medical and surgical residency approved bu the Council on Podiatric Medical Education
11 years

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Recognition

Is podiatry recognised:Governmental recognition:Is there a board that regulates the profession (cfr HCPC – AHPRA – Ordre des Podologues):Is there automatic recognition of degree (with or without exam)? With competences based on your training?:Hours of mandatory CPD/CME yearly?:Allowing foreign podiatrists:Link to local applicable legislation:
US Federal Government, Individual State governmentРMust be a graduate of a college or school accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medicine Education
– The Health Policy and Practice Department:
Generally, to practice as a podiatrist in the United States, an individual would need to have a graduated from a CPME-accredited college of podiatric medicine, and in most cases, complete a CPME-approved residency program. However, licensing is conducted on a state-by-state basis and applicants will need to contact the State Board of Podiatry for their requirements.
An option would be to look into the requirements for a podiatric medical assistant, as that may be another pathway to practice in the U.S. The Board should be able provide some guidance there.
https://www.apma.org/index.cfm

Foreign podiatrists in the US

To work in the US you must be a graduate of a college or school accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medicine Education

Generally, to practice as a podiatrist in the United States, an individual would need to have a graduated from a CPME-accredited college of podiatric medicine, and in most cases, complete a CPME-approved residency program. However, licensing is conducted on a state-by-state basis and applicants will need to contact the State Board of Podiatry for their requirements.
An option would be to look into the requirements for a podiatric medical assistant, as that may be another pathway to practice in the U.S. The Board should be able provide some guidance there.

More information: https://www.cpme.org/

Q&A – What to know about podiatry in this country

Is there free access for patients?Yes
Does the podiatrist have prescription rights?Yes
Is the podiatrist allowed to perform surgery?Yes
Can the podiatrist make and prescribe orthotics?Yes
Can the podiatrist use anaesthetics?Yes
Is the podiatry profession regulated? Is there a law protecting the title of podiatrist and describing the competences?Yes
How many podiatrists are active in this country?15 000
Is the FIP-IFP member association recognized by the government as a professional association?Yes
Is there a code of conduct/deontology?Yes

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