The new millennium has brought about complex and numerous challenges and the podiatric medical community also must step up to a higher level of purpose.
If there was ever a time that the National Podiatric Medical Association's commitment to recruitment and retention is solidified it is now. The advancements of technology are well beyond our imaginations, but activation of basic principles of professional development through mentoring has stood the test of time. Our key to viability and economic empowerment will strongly rely on this process.
We have developed and will continue to strengthen alliances with the American Council on Podiatric Medical Education, the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the Black Congress of Health, Law and Economics and others to secure successful pathways into the future.
It's Time To Make A Difference!!!
Founded in 1973 as a private, nonprofit organization, the National Podiatric Medical Association is unique among professional medical associations in its function and purpose. The NPMA exists to foster the philosophy of disadvantaged/minority recruitment, retention, achievement and professional development.
In its efforts to accomplish a common goal of service to all humanity, the NPMA has established the following objectives:
- To enhance minority visibility in colleges of podiatric medicine and the profession.
- To secure supplemental funding for the increasing costs of podiatric medical education.
- To insure placement of minority practitioners in residency, teaching and clinical posts.
- To provide continuing education for the professional growth of the podiatric medical physician.
- To affect positive relationships within the profession and the other medical groups.
- To educate the community concerning podiatric medical care.
The National Podiatric Medical Association has a non-discriminatory policy and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ethnic origin or handicap.
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