Membership Details

As with most membership organizations, there are many other details to look over. Please review all of the categories, dues, guidelines, and other information below. We hope you decide to become a member of the ASPS.


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Membership Categories

Fellow – A licensed Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) who is a member in good standing of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and who is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS).

Associate – A licensed DPM who is a member in good standing of the APMA and who is board qualified by ABPS.

Affiliate - A licensed DPM (who is a member in good standing of the APMA), MD, DO, or international practitioner with an active interest or participation in foot and ankle surgery.

Young Professional - A licensed DPM who is a member in good standing of the APMA and has been in practice less than 5 years (APMA Associate category A1-A4). 

Resident - A DPM who is serving as a resident or fellow in a program granted provisional approval or approval by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) and who is a member in good standing of the APMA.

Student - A student who is enrolled in a podiatric medical college or school that has either attained candidate status from or been accredited by CPME and who is a member in good standing of the American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association (APMSA).

Emeritus - A Fellow in good standing may be classified as Emeritus if said individual has completely retired and remains retired from practice and is a member in good standing of the APMA.

DUES RATES

ASPS membership dues rates for are listed below:

Fellows - $300
Associates - $300
Affiliates - $300
Young Professionals - $150
Emeritus - $150
Residents - $0
Students - $0
 

CREDENTIAL GUIDELINES

The following guidelines related to member references to ASPS status have been approved by the ASPS Board of Directors.

Fellow – May publicize their status in any of the following manners:
Fellow, American Society of Podiatric Surgeons
Fellow, ASPS
Fellow of ASPS
FASPS

Associate – May publicize their status in any of the following manners:
Associate, American Society of Podiatric Surgeons

Associate, ASPS
Associate of ASPS

Affiliate - May publicize their status on a CV or résumé only in any of the following manners:
Affiliate, American Society of Podiatric Surgeons

Affiliate, ASPS
Affiliate of ASPS

Emeritus - May publicize their status in any of the following manners:
Emeritus Fellow, American Society of Podiatric Surgeons

Emeritus Fellow, ASPS
Emeritus Fellow of ASPS


Members of ASPS also are required to comply with the Business Ethics for advertising specified in the APMA Code of Ethics.

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