The overall pass rate for the Certification Exam in 2014 was 77%. For the 160 candidates that took both the Qualification and Certification examinations in the same year (as all residents in 2015 can do) the pass rate was 85%.
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A Message from Melissa Lockwood, DPM and Editor
Hello and Welcome to 2015! The ABPM Board of Directors and Marketing Committee are excited to share with you our first newsletter of the year. We are happy to have you join us on this journey to ABPM board certification. Remember, you have a huge advantage as three-year trained residents!! You qualify to 'skip' the step of case log documentation because you have already DONE it for your Residency Resource logging system. It's a straightforward process to qualify AND certify for the ABPM podiatric board in ONE YEAR. Make sure you are ahead of the curve with hospital and insurance credentialing!
Deadlines to REMEMBER !!
Qualification, Certification and In-training Application and Exam Dates
With so many applications, exams and demands, it can be easy to miss a critical date. Below are some of the key ABPM 2015 dates to remember:
Other dates regarding specific supplemental forms and specific exam criteria are available on our website.
Top 3 Reasons to Certify with ABPM
Access, Professionalism and Speed
Access: 80% of the podiatric work in private practice is medicine. Even if you decide later to certify with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery(ABFAS), you will have distinguished yourself early with the ABPM board certification in podiatric orthopedics and podiatric medicine. This is especially important when obtaining hospital privileges and becoming recognized on insurance panels ...more
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Practice Management Pearl
By Melissa Lockwood, DPM
It's important to think ahead while you are in residency. We all realize this fact, yet so many of us do not take full advantage of the three years we are working through our programs. One key tip: Make sure to connect with your attending physicians OUTSIDE the operating room ...more