Call for Podiatrists to Help Compile Important Industry Data

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The American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (ABMSP) has placed an urgent call to the podiatric community for help in researching the current climate of today’s podiatry practice. The Board’s role delineation survey is a job task analysis conducted every five years as a way to ensure that ABMSP certification examinations are kept current and to measure the scope of knowledge needed for responsive podiatry practice in today’s healthcare environment.

The American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (ABMSP)

The American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (ABMSP)

We need all podiatrists’ help in completing the role delineation survey. The more data we have, the more valid the survey will be.

The American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (ABMSP) has placed an urgent call to the podiatric community for help in researching the current climate of today’s podiatry practice. The Board’s role delineation survey is a job task analysis conducted every five years as a way to ensure that ABMSP certification examinations are kept current and to measure the scope of knowledge needed for responsive podiatry practice in today’s healthcare environment. The survey is a requirement of the Board’s continued accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). What’s more, the information captured via the survey helps build a robust picture of the current state of national challenges, opportunities, and trends in the practice of podiatry.

“We need all podiatrists’ help in completing the role delineation survey,” said Earl R. Horowitz, D.P.M., President and Diplomate of the ABMSP. “The more data we have, the more valid the survey will be. We have streamlined the survey instrument so it should take only about fifteen minutes to complete, and there’s also the option of completing it in two or more short sessions. We sincerely hope that many, many podiatrists will heed our urging and take the time to fill out this important survey. The entire podiatric community stands to benefit from this ambitious data collection tool.”

ABMSP continues to be accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to the international standards ISO 17024. This accreditation ensures that the Board meets the highest standards in its five-year role delineation studies as well as all other aspects of credentialing, including administrative procedures, test development, test security, standard setting, policies, board responsibilities, eligibility criteria, recertification practices, psychometric reviews, and verification of reliability and validity of the credentials.

To complete the ABMSP’s role delineation survey, podiatrists can simply visit http://www.ptcny.net/clients/MSP/2016rdsurvey/ and answer questions covering three topic areas: task statements, knowledge areas, and demographic information. The survey’s final results will be published at http://www.abmsp.org.

About ABMSP
The American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry was originally organized by podiatrists for the purpose of granting board certification to office-based and ambulatory foot surgeons. Incorporated in 1986 as the American Institute of Foot Medicine (AIFM), the name was changed in 1992 to better reflect its mission. The Board now offers certification to qualified podiatrists in all areas of podiatric practice: Primary Care in Podiatric Medicine; Foot and Ankle Surgery, both in a hospital setting and in outpatient facilities; Prevention and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Wounds and Foot Wear; and Limb Preservation and Salvage. The Board’s certification examinations have been approved for reimbursement by the VA as an educational benefit for eligible veterans. The American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the ISO International Standards ANSI/ISO/IEC/17024:2003 for Accreditation for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons. For more information, visit http://www.abmsp.org.

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