New Podiatric Career Resource Unveiled
Over the last several months, the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM) has heard from countless students, residents, young doctors, established doctors and doctors seeking to retire soon about problems finding jobs or finding capable doctors. The AAPPM wanted to address these concerns as a practice management challenge.
As such, AAPPM worked closely with the American Association for Women Podiatrists (AAWP), the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS), the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons (AENS), and the Texas Podiatric Medical Foundation (TPMF) to create Podiatric Career Connections – a website dedicated solely to addressing career opportunities for podiatrists of all ages. You can find this new site at http://www.podjobsuccess.com/.
This website is open for ALL podiatrists – whether they are members of the above groups or APMA or not. The site will allow any podiatrist to post a job opening or post a resume. This is a free service to the entire podiatry profession proudly brought to you by the groups above.
AAPPM Launches New Push for Preceptorship Program
Podiatry’s future has a problem.
Graduating podiatrists are struggling to get residencies in this country. This year, there are 104 graduates that do not have a residency program. Since all states require resident training before becoming licensed, an ever growing pool of future doctors tread water.
As a result, AAPPM has established the AAPPM Practice Management Preceptorship (PMP). The PMP was developed to help graduates elevate their education and experience in podiatrists’ offices throughout the country, and significantly enhance their chances of getting a residency next year.
“This is a golden opportunity for us to reach out to those new colleagues,” said Preceptorship committee member Andrew Schneider, DPM. “By doing this, we can show these young men and women that we care. It’s important that they know that their profession supports them.”
The PMP is a 10-month long training period conducted by an experienced podiatrist (or preceptor). The preceptor will mentor the less experienced postgraduate by sharing his or her own unique style, approach and experience.
The AAPPM currently is looking for preceptors to help provide opportunities to the postgraduates. If you have volunteered your time and practice in the past, please be sure to re-sign with AAPPM if you wish to continue your role as a preceptor.
The PMP provides meaningful and quality training by giving preceptees real-life clinical and practice management experience putting PMP preceptees at an advantage for residency interviews. They will benefit from exposure to front office, billing and coding, back office, inventory, systems and protocols, marketing, and much more.
“Since we started this program, we have had a wonderful outpouring of support from our AAPPM members and anticipate that we will have many more offices open their doors and hearts for these graduates,” said AAPPM Chairman Hal Ornstein, DPM.
“An interesting and encouraging part of the PMP is that many practices who are stepping up as leaders have been very happy with the extra help from very gifted postgraduates” said AAPPM President Jeff Frederick, DPM. “We are dedicated to making sure our future podiatrists are well prepared, with the best guidance and training that AAPPM and our members can offer.”
The PMP has a continuous year long start date and is currently accepting applications. To apply, e-mail a completed CASPR application to Hal Ornstein, DPM, at email@example.com. (To obtain a CASPR application, call 301-948-9764.) Applicants will be notified of matches by email.
If you are an APMA member and are interested in opening your heart and doors to a preceptee, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. As a thank you for taking on a preceptee, you will receive a complimentary AAPPM membership.