CHANGE IN THIS ISSUE PAGE
NEW CERTIFICATION PROCESS
NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS
2018 STONE AWARD RECIPIENTS
Message from Incoming President Change is a fundamental fact of the reality we perceive around us and within us. Its factuality is unquestioned because it occurs every day and moment and is inextricably woven into our every experience no matter if we like it or not. It is a mode of being in the world that we live in that presents itself in a plurality of contexts, forms, degrees, or aspects. As pervasive as change is, it would be unrecognizable, much less immeasurable, if stability, constancy, laws, and universals were not equally fundamental to reality. It is because of such unchanging facts or principles of reality that we do not regard all change equally and place varying degrees of value or judgment upon them. So, why am I beginning the President’s Message with philosophical musings? Change has been a constant theme here at the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. In fact, our organization’s name is a recent change. We’ve made various changes to our exam administration. Some changes have occurred that are out of sight. All these changes are not an end in itself nor
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are they arbitrarily made but derived for the unchanging purposes of protecting and improving the health and welfare of the public as well as
is an ongoing “ Change process for ABFAS.
serving our members with the solemn duties of
It is inextricably woven into the fabric of our existence.
fiduciary responsibility. The genesis, content, and administration of our exams seek to focus and flow out of these objectives. Numerous hours and days are spent over the course of each year to prepare exams that are fair to our members without compromising our mission to the public.
Changes are made, in the way of scoring, wording,
a new qualification fee. Board certification will
conceptual reevaluation, and other factors, based
then only require one exam â€“ a successful Case
on both prospective and retrospective statistical
Review! These changes will take effect in the Fall
and psychometric analyses.
Listening to our members plays a key role in the
Change is an ongoing process for ABFAS. It is
changes we implement. In general, our members
inextricably woven into the fabric of our existence.
wish for a fair exam and an efficient process of
Foot and ankle surgery is not a static science and
certification. In the past year, we have posited
art. The Board and all its members are subject
several new exam pathways for certification;
to the ever-changing environment of technology
changes we hope would be valued for its equity
and delivery of healthcare. We have to adapt to
and economy. The Board is excited to announce a
new federal and state laws and regulations. The
simplified certification process with fewer exams
publicâ€™s changing perception and expectation
and overall lower exam expenses! This will, first
of healthcare have to be met. Yet, with these
of all, involve a new full length In-Training Exam
myriads of variations in medicine, ABFAS seeks
(ITE) for PGY 1 and PGY 2 residents, which will
to be singular and unchanging in its purpose and
also aid residency directors to provide guidance
duties to the public and to our members. Both
to their residents. A new 12-case Part I CBPS
change and consistency are our reality.
exam will be launched, and the Part II CBPS exam eliminated. The final year residents will take the Part I exam as an ITE and be able to credit their passing scores towards Board Qualification with
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Board of Directors (l. to r.) Matthew E. Williams, DPM Nicole A. Bauerly, DPM Michael VanPelt, DPM John T. Marcoux, DPM Keith Jacobson, DPM William Adams, DPM Jeffery L. Giesking, DPM D. Martin Chaney, DPM Amberly C. Paradoa, DPM Danny J. Choung, DPM 3
ABFAS New Certification Process - Effective September 2020 The ABFAS board works continuously to review its certification process and as a result is announcing changes to the certification process effective in September 2020. While these changes don’t have a major impact on the types of examinations ABFAS will require for certification, the changes do impact the number of examinations necessary for board certification. The Board’s goals were to simplify the certification steps and save candidates time and money. Additionally, changes to the PGY 1 & 2 In-training (ITE) examinations will provide residency directors with additional knowledge of how their residents are progressing. Summary In-training Examinations (September)
Part I Board Qualification
Current As of September 2020 PGY 1 & 2 take same examinations -Foot Didactic – 90 Items -Foot CBPS – 8 Cases
PGY 1 & 2 (and PGY 3 in 4-year programs) take same examinations -Foot Didactic – 80 Items -Foot CBPS - 8 Cases -RRA Didactic - 80 Items -RRA CBPS - 8 Cases
PGY 3 (& PGY 4 where applicable) in PMSR/RRA programs Foot & RRA Didactic – 90 Items Foot & RRA CBPS – 4 Foot/4 RRA
Final Year Residents take new Board Qualification Examination Series (see below)
Foot Didactic – 80 Items Foot CBPS - 8 Cases RRA Didactic - 80 Items RRA CBPS - 8 Cases
Foot Didactic – 80 Items Foot CBPS – 12 Cases RRA Didactic – 80 Items RRA CBPS – 12 Cases Candidates will be able to use their passing ITE scores for qualification purposes upon payment of a qualification fee.
Part II Board Certification
Foot CBPS – 12 Cases Foot Case Review RRA CBPS – 16 Cases RRA Case Review
Case Review - Foot Case Review - RRA
Working with the ABFAS psychometrician over the last two years, the board has analyzed the impact of the CBPS exam on the ability to become qualified and certified. Upon statistical analysis, CBPS scoring trends show that the Board Qualification CBPS examinations were predictive of passing the Board
Certification examinations. This allows ABFAS to develop a new or 12 case CBPS examination for Board Qualification and eliminate the CBPS examination in Part II Board Certification. Case Review will be the sole examination requirement for Part II. The concept for changes in the ITE examinations arose in a meeting that the ABFAS Executive Director and psychometrician had with 15 residency program directors in December 2017. Discussions at the meeting centered on the ITE examinations and the directors’ preference to have the residents’ ABFAS ITE mirror the ABFAS Board Qualification examination experience. The ABFAS Board agreed to that recommendation and based on other discussions at the residency director meeting began exploring ways to make the ABFAS Board Qualification less expensive and time-consuming for the residents. Currently, residents in their final year of residency can take the ABFAS Board Qualification examination in the Spring of their final year. That way they know whether they will be Board Qualified at the end of residency. The new Board Qualification scenario will have residents take the Board Qualification examination series as their ITE in September of their final year – same timing as the current ITE. Any exam that they pass can count towards their Board Qualification exam (upon application and payment of qualification fee). If they do not pass, they still have the opportunity to retake the examination in the Spring, thus providing another chance to pass the qualification examinations before finishing their residency. This model of becoming qualified upon residency completion mirrors many allopathic medical fields. We realize that this is a lot to grasp so a quick summary: -PGY 1 & 2 - Separate didactic and CBPS exams for foot and RRA -Part I - Passing ITE in final residency year counts towards board qualification. New 12 Case Foot CBPS and 12 Case RRA CBPS examinations -Only ONE examination for Part II Certification – Case Review The Board will present these new concepts to the Joint Committee on the Recognition of Specialty Boards as soon as it’s able and will implement the changes in September 2020. Those who become board qualified prior to September 2020 will need to take the new CBPS examination to become certified after the May 2020 administration of the CBPS Part II examination. ABFAS will be providing more details regarding the new certification process on a regular basis. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Kathy Kreiter, Executive Director at email@example.com
CPME Statement ABFAS is the only foot and ankle surgery certification board recognized by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education through the Joint Committee on the Recognition of Specialty Boards. The American Podiatric Medical Association delegated responsibility to recognize specialty certifying boards in podiatry to the Council. You can read the details about JCRSB recognition by visiting: cpme.org and clicking on the “Specialty Certifying Boards” tab.
ABFAS Welcomes Newly Elected Officials Congratulations and welcome to the three new members of the AFBAS Board of Directors; Dr. Nicole A. Bauerly, DPM, Dr. Keith Jacobson, DPM (incumbent), and Dr. Michael VanPelt (incumbent). Drs. Jacobson and VanPelt were re-elected to second three-year terms, while Dr. Bauerly was elected to a new three-year term. Dr. Bauerly will be eligible to be nominated for re-election. All three members bring a vast wealth of knowledge and experience to our Board. Dr. Bauerly has been actively involved with ABFAS having served on various committees since 2015, serving on the Computer-based Patient Simulation (CBPS) Foot Examinations, Communications, and Credentials Committees. In addition, she has served on the Communications and Young Member Retention Committees of ACFAS and as an exam item writer with the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners. Locally, Dr. Bauerly is currently serving on the Minnesota Podiatric Medical Licensing Board (2012-present). She has also served on the Minnesota Podiatric Medical Association (2009-2012). Dr. VanPelt has volunteered with ABFAS since 2013. He has served on the ABFAS Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle CBPS Committee and is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. He is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and is the Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Service at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Our Board of Directors has elected new officers who started their terms on September 1, 2018. Danny Choung, DPM-President. Dr. Choung has served on several committees, including the Intraining Item Writing Committee, the Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery Oral Examination Committee, and the Credentials Committee. He currently is a member of the Reconstructive Rearfoot/ Ankle CBPS Committee and has also served as an oral examiner. Keith Jacobson, DPM-President-elect. Dr. Jacobson specializes in trauma and reconstruction of the foot and ankle in adults and children. Dr. Jacobson has served as an ABFAS oral examiner and chaired the Foot CBPS Examination Committee. He also served on the ACFAS Surgical Skills Committee while participating as a clinical instructor/lecturer for many of the Collegeâ€™s courses. William Adams, DPM-Secretary/Treasurer. Dr. Adams has been actively involved with ABFAS since 2007. He served as an oral examiner from 2007 to 2014 and has been on the Cognitive Examination Committee, Credentials Committee, and Foot CBPS Examination Committee. Matthew Williams, DPM-Immediate Past-President. Dr. Williams has been a member of the ABFAS Examinations Committee since 2005, served as chair of the Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery Oral Committee and was an oral examiner from 2004-2014. Dr. Williams actively participates in programs providing charity care for children in both stateside and overseas medical missions. Mindy Benton, DPM, ended her term as Immediate-Past President in August. ABFAS thanks Dr. Benton for her work with the Board. Dr. Benton has served on various ABFAS committees including the In-training Item Writing Committee, the Cognitive Examination Committee, and chaired the Board Certification Content Development Committee. Dr. Benton will continue to serve ABFAS as chair of the New Pathways/Case Review Committee. 6
Thank You The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery depends upon numerous volunteers each year to plan, develop, and administer in-training, qualification, certification, recertification, and self-assessment examinations. In addition, the various committee work of the Board would not be possible without the commitment of time and hard work of many more volunteers. Each year, ABFAS takes a moment to say “thank you” to all who helped make this past year a successful one and who enable the Board to continue to uphold the standards making ABFAS qualification and certification so widely recognized and valued. William Adams, II, DPM Joseph Alencherry, DPM Charles Arena, DPM Said Atway, DPM Jamie Bakal, DPM Richard Baker, Jr, DPM Eric Barp, DPM Nicole Bauerly, DPM Mindy Benton, DPM Mark Beylin, DPM Kimberly Bobbitt, DPM Allan Boike, DPM Jacqueline Brill, DPM Albert Burns, DPM Michael D. Burns, DPM Michael J. Burns, DPM Michelle Butterworth, DPM John Cade, DPM Russell Caprioli, DPM Russell Carlson, DPM D. Martin Chaney, DPM Danny Choung, DPM Fredric Chussid, DPM Keith Cook, DPM Patrick DeHeer, DPM Randall Dei, DPM Jeffrey DeSantis, DPM Paolo DiLiddo, DPM Thanh Dinh, DPM Monara Dini, DPM Brian Dix, DPM Anthony Domenigoni, DPM Michael Dujela, DPM Katherine Dux, DPM Eric Evans, DPM John Evans, DPM Michael Figura, DPM Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM Keith Fleischman, DPM Michael Gentile, DPM Jeffery Giesking, DPM Annu Goel, DPM Kyle Haffner, DPM Daniel Hatch, DPM Alberto Herrada, DPM
James Hill, DPM Shane Hollawell, DPM Janson Holm, DPM Christopher Hyer, DPM Michael Isaac, DPM Keith Jacobson, DPM Revonda Jessup, DPM Craig Jex, DPM Robert Joseph, DPM Filza Khan, DPM Michael King, DPM Ira Kraus, DPM Dustin Kruse, DPM Christopher Lamy, DPM Charles Lombardi, DPM Christopher Lotufo, DPM Jeffrey Loveland, DPM John Marcoux, DPM Lauri McDaniel, DPM John McGarry, DPM Larry Menacker, DPM Samuel Mendicino, DPM Andrew Meyr, DPM Jason Miller, DPM Gary Millward, DPM Timothy Mineo, DPM Roya Mirmiran, DPM Mark Moss, DPM Gary Most, DPM John Mostafa, DPM Vincent Muscarella, DPM Adam Myers, DPM Scott Nelson, DPM Alan Ng, DPM Aksone Nouvong, DPM James Nugent, DPM Robert Olson, DPM Douglas Pacaccio, DPM Amberly Paradoa, DPM Jesse Parks, DPM Kyle Pearson, DPM Oleg Petrov, DPM Amy Pitzer, DPM Jane Pontious, DPM Martin Pressman, DPM
Kathleen Pulsifer, DPM Kathleen Pyatak-Hugar, DPM Paul Quintavalle, DPM Roland Ramdass, DPM Madelin Ramil, DPM Ronald Ray, DPM Christopher Reeves, DPM Marlene Reid, DPM Joshua Rhodenizer, DPM Diana Rogers, DPM Barry Rosenblum, DPM Bryan Roth, DPM Laurence Rubin, DPM Brett Sachs, DPM Michael Salcedo, DPM Michael Saraydarian, DPM Richard Schachter, DPM Harry Schneider, DPM Sarah Schneider, DPM Alex Scholl, DPM Amber Shane, DPM Jonathan Sharpe, DPM Stephen Silvani, DPM Vito Speciale, DPM Steven Spinner, DPM Frank Spinosa, DPM Alyssa Stephenson, DPM Katie Swanstrom, DPM Michael Theodoulou, DPM Jonathan Thompson, DPM Michael Tran, DPM Joseph Treadwell, DPM Michael Trepal, DPM Michael Troiano, DPM Michael Vaardahl, DPM Michael VanPelt, DPM Steven Vyce, DPM Eric Walter, DPM Gregory Webb, DPM Ralph Wentz, Jr., DPM Matthew Werd, DPM Stuart Wertheimer, DPM Matt Wettstein, DPM Matthew Williams, DPM Randal Wraalstad, DPM
2018 Michael L. Stone Award Recipients ABFAS awarded nine graduating students the 2018 Michael L. Stone, DPM Outstanding Professional Conduct Award. Each awardee, determined by the professors and fellow students at their respective podiatric medical colleges, is “the individual who exemplified the highest standard of professionalism, deportment, and ethics in their interactions with peers, professors, and staff.” The recipients receive a plaque and a cash award of $2,000 to be used at the student’s discretion. ABFAS presented the awards in February 2018 at the ABFAS annual meeting.
Caitlin Parrent - Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University
Growing up on the isolated island of Sitka, Alaska, Caitlin Parrent gained an appreciation for a remote lifestyle. After experiencing the lack of medical care offered in her small hometown, she decided to return to Alaska to practice specialized medicine. After completing her undergraduate degree in biology, Caitlin accepted a position as a medical assistant in a podiatry office and quickly learned that podiatry was her specialty. While at the Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University, Caitlin was elected to the Student National Podiatric Medical Association (SNPMA) as President, the American Association for Women Podiatrists (AAWP) as Vice President, her class secretary, the Student Ambassadors program, and is qualified by Pi Delta Honor Society. Caitlin has received multiple scholarships including the APMA Seward P. Nyman, DPM Memorial Scholarship, the APMA PICA Fund Scholarship, and the John R. Burdick International Medicine Rotation Scholarship, which will fund her medical mission trip to Guatemala.
Dylan Grau - Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
Dylan Grau has devoted himself to academic pursuits which is evident by the honors he has received at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine. These include: Phi Delta Honor Society, ACFAS Student Scholarship, APMA Educational Foundation Scholarship, Dean’s List, and President’s List. Dylan understands that research is vital to the practice of evidence-based medicine and he has participated in many research activities. He spearheaded two ACFAS student research projects while the president of the student ACFAS organization. These projects focused on the emerging advancements in the “Use of Infrared Fluorescence Imaging in Preventing Complications Associated with Amputations”. His research involvement also earned him the Bruce Weber Scholarship for Research in Podiatric Sports Medicine and Biomechanics. In addition to academics, Dylan is a leader, mentor, and role model, seen through his tutoring of fellow classmates in Physiology and Anatomy. Dylan is also routinely giving his time volunteering at various homeless foot screenings and community health fairs.
Lewis Kane - California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University (CSPM)
An early love for trail running and science led Lewis Kane to pursue a degree in exercise physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder. It was during this time that he had exposure to the field of podiatry, experiencing first-hand the consequences of injury and the long road to recovery after foot and ankle surgery. Thrilled to return to his hometown of Oakland, CA, for professional school, Lewis has spent his time at CSPM engaged in multiple extracurricular pursuits; he has been president of the school journal club, editor-in-chief of the school journal, and a tutor to underclassmen in several subjects. He has received multiple merit-based scholarships and is a member of the Epsilon chapter of Pi Delta. Ready to embark on his career in podiatry, Lewis intends to continue improving upon his own education while striving to foster a passion for continued learning in those around him.
Lindsey Hjelm - Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (DMU CPMS)
Lindsey Hjelm is a native of St. Paul, MN, and obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology with minors in Studio Art and Religion from Gustavus Adolphus College. Her interest in the lower extremity started after suffering a navicular stress fracture in high school that ultimately required surgery. While pursuing her studies in podiatric medicine, Lindsey has been proud to serve as 2018 Class President. She has excelled academically and been a recipient of multiple merit and leadership-based scholarships, including CPMS Student of the Year. She also has earned academic awards in Lower Limb Anatomy, General Anatomy, and Physiology at DMU’s Rite of Passage Ceremony and is a member of the Iota chapter of Pi Delta. Additionally, Lindsey was the recipient of DMU’s Outstanding Surgical TA award and scholarship. Her podiatric interests include various research projects, one of which she presented at the 2017 APMA National Conference where she also became the champion of the inaugural quiz bowl.
Rachelle Randall - Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS)
As a vocal contender in the podiatric research world, Rachelle Randall’s research entitled “Early Results of a U.S.-based Telehealth Program to Improve Diabetic Foot Outcomes in Haiti” received numerous accolades and several national awards. Rachelle has presented this research in multiple forums, including first place in the oral presentation category at the 2016 Midwest Biomedical Student Research Forum, as well as, first place at the 2016 RFUMS All School Research Consortium. Rachelle’s research was also selected for oral and poster presentations at several national conferences including APHA, ACFAS, and APMA. Rachelle has been very active in the school’s public/global health club and received the APHA Podiatric Health Student Leadership Award for her outstanding efforts. Since joining Scholl College, Rachelle has taken on leadership roles in various organizations including President of the Pi Delta National Honor Society Delta Chapter, President of the American Association of Women Podiatrists Scholl Chapter, Secretary of the American Public Health Association Scholl Chapter, and Scholl Class of 2018’s Representative to the Curriculum Committee.
Lauren Schnack - Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (KSUCPM)
Lauren Schnack earned a Master of Science degree in Medical Physiology prior to her enrollment at the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. While attending KSUCPM, Lauren pursued her research interests and became the lead author on the published review paper, “The Metabolic Syndrome and the Relevance of Nutrients for its Onset.” Lauren has been a Podiatric Medical Skills teaching assistant, a Simulated Patients Tutor, as well as a Gross Anatomy and Lower Anatomy tutor. She was selected by the teaching and administrative body to serve on two College of Podiatric Medicine committees along with a weekly internship at a private practice. Lauren pioneered the first KSUCPM Information Booth at the 101st City of Independence, Ohio, 2017 Home Days Celebration. Outside of podiatric medicine, Lauren’s interests include American Sign Language, basketball, birds, and martial arts.
Ethan Buhl - New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM)
Ethan Buhl became interested in and fully committed to a career in podiatry in his early years as an undergrad. As a student at NYCPM, Ethan achieved Top 5 ranking in his class while also participating in research, including an ACFAS research poster on the Masquelet Technique. Ethan served as Vice President of his class for the last three years of podiatry school and was Vice President of the ACFAS student organization during his third year. He tutored in several subjects, served as a student ambassador, participated in the Big Brother Big Sister Program at NYCPM, and served as a Lower Extremity Anatomy TA. Ethan also volunteered for the West Point Boot Fit, several athletic competitions, and as a member of the New York Cares Volunteer organization, where he served as a running guide for athletes with disabilities. Ethan was awarded the J.T. Tai scholarship, APMSA student scholarship, Pre-Clinical Merit scholarship and is a Pi Delta Honor Society Candidate. He looks forward to pursuing a podiatric career in a rural setting and aspires to teach as well.
John Martucci - Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM)
John Martucci has found great interest in the history and evolution of podiatric medicine and surgery in the United States. At TUSPM, he has enjoyed being Class President since his second year. His work as part of a class council has reinforced a passion for leadership, his colleagues, and podiatric medicine. The role has also emphasized the importance of fostering a professional and respectful demeanor with classmates, professors, and patients. John is forever thankful that his classmates have entrusted him with this opportunity each year. In addition, he has been honored with various scholarships at TUSPM, along with the APMSA Student of the Year Award at the APMA Annual Scientific Meeting in 2017. He looks to help continue the APMA’s goal of making podiatric medicine’s value known and appreciated across all of medicine.
Chandler Schermerhorn - Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine
Chandler Schermerhorn excelled academically throughout her time at Western University. She is a member of the Pi Delta Honor Society and received many academic awards and honors. Having been a collegiate athlete and receiving a BS in Health Science with emphasis in Podiatric Medicine, Chandler always knew she wanted to be a podiatrist. She was academically competitive, involved in community service, and took on many leadership roles. She served as a student ambassador, curriculum representative, and was invited to participate in the first-ever APMA Quiz Bowl in Nashville in 2017. Chandler has been active in many research opportunities and has presented at several conferences. She has also had the opportunity to work with the West LA VA, UCLA and her mentor, Dr. Paul Han. Chandler hopes to continue her pursuit of becoming a well-rounded resident and future physician.
Exam Results/Passing Ratepients 2018 Spring ‐ Part 1 FT Didactic 2017 Fall ‐ Part 1 FT Didactic
2017 Fall ‐ Part 1 FT Didactic 2018 Spring ‐ Part 1 FT Didactic
669 Examinees 267 Examinees AALLLL
267 Examinees 669 Examinees A LALL L
MEE FFI IRRSSTT TTI IM
R ERTEAT KAEK E
95 50% 77%
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R ERTEATKAEK E
386 95 9
MEE FFIIRRSSTT TTIIM
R ERTEATKAEK E
F I FRISRTS T I TMI M E E
R ERTEATKAEK E
F I FRISRTS T I TMI M E E
R ERTEATKAEK E
F I FRISRTS T I TMI M E E
2018 ‐ Part 2 FT Surgery CBPS Exam 2018 ‐ Part 2 RRA Surgery CBPS Exam
363 Examinees 605 Examinees A LALL L
R ERTEATKAEK E
103 175 MEE FFIIRRSSTT TTIIM
363 Examinees 605 Examinees 58% 58%
195 Reviewed 478 Reviewed A LALL L
2018 ‐ Part 2 RRA Surgery CBPS Exam 2018 ‐ Part 2 FT Surgery CBPS Exam
2018 ‐ Part 2 FT Surgery Case Review 2018 ‐ Part 2 RRA Surgery Case Review
133 MEE FFIIRRSSTT TTIIM
195 Reviewed 478 Reviewed AALLLL
143 Examinees 529 Examinees A LALL L
2018 ‐ Part 2 RRA Surgery Case Review 2018 ‐ Part 2 FT Surgery Case Review
2017 Fall ‐ Part 1 RRA CBPS 2018 Spring ‐ Part 1 RRA CBPS
184 MEE FFIIRRSSTT TTIIM
386 95 9
529 Examinees 143 Examinees 55% 58%
183 Examinees 566 Examinees A LALL L
2018 Spring ‐ Part 1 RRA CBPS 2017 Fall ‐ Part 1 RRA CBPS
2017 Fall ‐ Part 1 RRA Didactic 2018 Spring ‐ Part 1 RRA Didactic
98 191 9
183 Examinees 566 Examinees AALLLL
44 F I FRISRTS T I TMI M E E
2018 Spring ‐ Part 1 RRA Didactic 2017 Fall ‐ Part 1 RRA Didactic
609 Examinees 174 Examinees
2017 Fall ‐ Part 1 FT CBPS 2018 Spring ‐ Part 1 FT CBPS
609 Examinees 174 Examinees
44 MEE FFIIRRSSTT TTIIM
2018 Spring ‐ Part 1 FT CBPS 2017 Fall ‐ Part 1 FT CBPS
144 156 F IFRISRTS TT ITMI M EE
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ABFAS Examinations Passing Ratespients Board Qualification The board qualification exams are offered twice each year – spring and fall. Most spring exam takers are those in their final year of residency. Fall takers tend to be those who did not pass the previous spring’s exams. Because of this, the passing rates for fall exam takers are lower than those of spring. The charts also show first time takers. That group traditionally has higher passing rates in the spring exams. Also affecting passing rates this last year are those who are taking the exams in order to become board qualified before 2018 as their passing rates are lower than those who completed 3 year residency programs. Board Certification These graphs show all candidates who took the exam, regardless of whether they have passed case review. In the past, only those who passed case review could take CBPS. The board eliminated that requirement two years ago. Recertification Examinations The Recertification exams traditionally have a high passing rate. In 2018 the Foot Surgery Recertification passing rate was 97.9% (N=471) and the passing rate for RRA Surgery Recertification was 84% (N=117). The ABFAS Exam Preparation Task Force has undertaken several efforts to provide more study guide material including practice exams, so that candidates are better prepared for ABFAS examinations. This year’s Board Qualification and Board Certification documents, available on the ABFAS website, detail approaches in how to take the CBPS examination. We will soon have an instructional video to go along with Dr. John Venson’s informational video on CBPS. The Board Certification documents have samples of the types of documents to upload for Case Review, in addition to guidance on how to log cases into PLS. The ABFAS Board is committed to assisting those candidates taking our examinations.
Newly Board Qualified and Board Certified DPMs ABFAS would like to take a moment to say “Welcome” to all who became board qualified and “Congratulations” to all those who became board certified for the first time. We admire your dedication to the field of foot and ankle surgery. Certified Foot Murad Abdel-Qader William Adams Jenny Adams Chima Akunne Amanda Allen Hillarie Amburgey Jyothi Amin Alexandra Andes Matthew Andrews Brooke Austin Elizabeth Baker Angela Barnes Kelsey Barrick Adam Beckler Allyson Berglund Joseph-Gabriel Bobadilla Jaclyn Bohm Yelena Boumendjel Joel Bowen Nicole Brouyette Tomasz Budz Duyet Bui Betty Carreira Diane Castro Franklin Catrett Aparna Chauhan Katherine Chen Stanley Chen Rick Chen John Clyde Cathy Coker Nathan Coleman Christopher Correa Carlton Cranford Douglas Croff Eric Cwynar Joseph Dahlin Lopa Dalmia Kevin Davis Lady Paula DeJesus Sarah Dickey Kristen Diehl Nhu Do Jacqueline Donovan Annabelle Dookie Kapil Dua Igor Dukarevich Gloried Ebsworth Michael Emiley John Erickson Albemar Espiritu Christopher Fatti Julie Ferland Nicholas Ferro Nikolay Gatalyak John Gerhard Matthew German Jade Gittens Courtney Glenn Grant Gonzalez Christopher Green Bailey Griffin Tyler Grout Jarrett Hamilton James Han Timothy Hanna Troy Harris Jacob Heck Nathan Hensley Peter Highlander Sean Hodson
Katherine Raspovic Shawn Reiser David Rettedal Eduardo Reyes Richmond Robinson Manoj Sadhnani Aree Saed Radmila Samardzija Rachel Samsel-Militello Danielle Seiler Jacob Silverstone John Simonovich Samantha Sklar Jarrod Smith Eric Soffer Michelle Sparks Francia Squatrito Gian Steinhauser Alex Stewart Jason Sweeley Jessica Taulman-Young Mark Thomas Jeremy Tilton Eugene Timpano Diana Tsombaris Jacqueline Tulodzieski Gabriel Van Gompel Jeffery VanYperen Rachel Verville Erin Vogtman Amanda Vujovich Matthew Wagoner Jeremy Walters Maryellen Waltz Daniel Wassell Benjamin Wehrli Shevonne Wells Lindsey Westerhaus Daryl Wever Charles White James Wilk Jason Willis Wendy Willis Lee Wittenberg Joshua Worley Yenisey Yanes Christopher Yardan Kyle Yorgason Sara Zelinskas Michael Zuri Certified RRA Suzanne Abraham Samuel Adegboyega Robert Andersen Keith Anderson David Arndt Joanne Balkaran Casey Burchill Walter Butler Katherine Cashdollar Connie Choy Craig Clifford Brandon Crim Albert D’Angelantonio Fred DeLucia Karl Dunn Jeanna Fascione Gabriel Gambardella Mark Hosking Lindsay Johnson James Johnston
Leslie Johnston Alison Joseph John Konkol Thurmond Lanier Phong Le David Lin James Livingston Christina Long Nicholas Lowery Frank Luckino Natasha Marshall Amy Masowick Brant McCartan Michael McCourt Jacob McLeod Brandon Mecham Jonah Mullens Michael Nielsen Panagiotis Panagakos Ruth Peace Ryan Pederson Daniel Preece Mark Prissel Sarah Schroeder Vincent Simone Nicholas Smith Theodore Joseph Spires Paul Steinke Kristin Strannigan Sara Suttle Jacob Thompson Jonathan Thompson Troy Vargas Robert Verrette Mark Wilt Certified Foot – RRA Kyle Abben Adrian Akhavan Gina AmicaTerra Michael Anthony Kostadinos Antonopoulos Ashley Bowles Matthew Brant Matthew Britt Robert Clemency Jonathan DeTommaso Jeremy Fleischmann Scott Gordon Corey Groh Matthew Hentges Lee Hlad Scott Hoffman Jeff Holmes Timothy Howard Nicole Jedlicka Bryce Karulak Jason Kayce Erik Kissel Ashleigh Korves Kara Krejci Jeffrey LeCheminant Carl Lindberg Jared Maker Mark Maurer Hadley McArthur Danielle McKenna Christopher McSpadden Sarah Mele Jessica Minder Jeffrey Mitchell Joseph Morgan
Jonathan Hook Elizabeth Horton Natalie Hua Dennis Huang Lanie Huffman Adam Isaac Burkley Jensen Nathan Jeppesen Ann Jurewicz Deha Karaoglan Jean-Jacques Kassis Jennifer Kazamias Michelle Kim Ryan Kish Alon Kol Luke Kovatch Magdala LaFontant Dale Lane Kirk Larkin Natalie Lascola Karen Leonard Maxwell Levene Bradley Levitt Eric Lew Justin Lewis Randall Leyking Jessica Lickiss Dustin Lloyd Jeffrey Lupica Kevin Lyons Renee Mackey Waldemar Majdanski Kelly Malinoski Michael Mankovecky Smitha Mantha Michael Marling Joshua Marshall Stephanie Maurais Ashley Mayer Michael Mazziotta Queen Mbanuzue Antonia McClune Sara McCoy Brian McDermott Lucinda Meier Eric Meshulam Dominik Meyer Stefano Militello Derek Miller Hilaree Milliron David Millward Chad Moorman Jennifer Mulhern Kevin Murphy Michael Nagelberg Laura Newman Ngoc-Loan Nguyen Lonny Nodelman Nathan Norem Dennis Oeltjenbruns Noah Oliver Rebecca Omana-Daniels Alexander Pappas Manish Patel Nilesh Patel Sachin Patel Michael Peck Darelle Pfeiffer Robert Pica Sofie Pinney Daniel Popowitz Shweta Raina
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Colin Graney Jocelyn Guillen Michelle Haldeman Jared Hall Jason Havey Evelyn Heigh Christopher Hess Natasha Hewitt Brian Hochman Taylor Hoff Natalie Hoffman Jenna Louise Hollnagel Syed Hussain Eghosa Isa Todd Jaramillo Carl Jay Rai Kang Christopher Karter Jonathan Kim Susan King-Harris Nina Klein Neringa Kunigonis Toni Lam Gretchen Lawrence Dae Lee Ariel Lepoff Tiffany Liu Jason Luttrell Vera Malezhik Amanda Maloney Christopher Martin Mary Martin Kyle Mauk Benjamin McGrath Alexander McKanna Danielle Mercado Jeffery Michael George Mina Monica Montalvo Zachary Musella Sean Nagle Matthew Narducci Terry Nelson Colyn Nouv Pooja Nowlakha Paula Nuguid Robert Nwosu Jamie Otfinoski David Pagnanelli Raffaella Pascarella Shruti Patel Pritesh Patel Velimir Petkov Michael Price Nicholas Putrino Joshua Rawa Marcus Richardson Patrick Ricotta Greg Rohde Lonny Rosenfeld Adam Rozenstrauch Aldijan Sabic Pegah Samouhi Larry Schow Andrew Schwartz Shelly Sedberry Sagar Shah Adam Shapiro Sara Sharma Ushma Sheth Esther Shin Sarah Shipley Abigail Skov Brett Sorensen Jeri Spriet Christina Staskiewicz Aneta Strus Mehgan Susek Jonathan Tavakoli Lauren Thornberry Anna Tien Janie Trinh Lalita Turaga Ashley Varner
Amanda Walsh Nahad Wassel Brent Weintrub Lara Whitford Sarah Whittaker Carolyn Winters Adam Wood James Wright HaeKang Yang Emad Youssef Alyssa Zacharjasz Qualified RRA David Auguste Samantha Baker Laurence Cane Kevin Davis Amy Dougherty Mark Ellis James Foster Andrew Franklin Samuel Gervais Vanousheh Ghandhari Nathan Graves Douglas Hansen Mark Hopkins Ryan Huntsman Angela Jacob Asma Khan Jason LeVitre William Long Christine McGurn Natalie Mota Isin Mustafa Ashley Mychak Huy Nguyen Todd Nielsen Linda Oh William Perry Theodore Qozi Elizabeth Sanders W. Schoeppner Laura Shin Erin Smielewski Matthew Snow Chelsie Snyder David Tachna Cherreen Tawancy Mark Tenny Kristina Thompson Ryan Vazales Margot Waldman Timothy Wylie Sydney Yau Lara Zacca Qualified Foot â€“ RRA Jonathan Abiera Diego Adarve Endri Afesllari Mohomad Al-Sawah Lindsy Allen Eric Anderson Ryan Andrews Zachery Barnett Hyim Baronofsky Marcus Baxter Bradley Benson Zachary Beth Hariklia Bezhani Prashant Bhoola Jason Birkel Alexander Blaschke Cody Blazek Benjamin Blodgett Elizabeth Bondi Shelley Brand Alexander Button Vanessa Cardenas Francesca Castellucci-Garza Eunice Cho Yan Rong Chou Dustin Constant Jane Cortes
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New News! Study Guides This past summer, ABFAS released revised study guides for many of the Board certification examinations. The updated study guides include Foot Surgery didactic, RRA Surgery didactic, Foot Surgery recertification, and RRA Surgery recertification examinations. Candidates taking the Board Qualification Part I didactic exams, Diplomates who are preparing for the Recertification exams (Foot and/or RRA) and those who are preparing for their Self-Assessment exam are all encouraged to use the new updated study guides. ABFAS continues to offer tools to assist candidates to be familiar with, and be successful on, the CBPS exam. These include a video explaining tips and techniques and a CBPS practice exam. All of these study guides and practice exams can be found under Practice Exams on the Resources tab of ABFAS.org.. Certified Active, Retired from Active Podiatric Surgery Earlier this year, the ABFAS Board of Directors voted to add an additional status to address the issue of currently licensed and certified foot and ankle surgeons who are not actively practicing surgery. The new status provides: Certified Active, Retired from Active Podiatric Surgery: Engaged in the active practice of podiatry but no longer has an active foot and ankle surgical practice; has fulfilled all relevant exam requirements; maintains an active, unrestricted license; and holds current, active privileges at a hospital or surgery center. This category is open only to those who have recertified once, or any lifetime certificate members. While inactive from surgical practice, a member: a) must pay annual fees. b) may vote in ABFAS matters and/or elections. c) must successfully complete recertification or self-assessment requirements. Case Review Hospital Accreditation Rule In the Fall of 2017, ABFAS advised of a new policy requiring candidates to confirm the accreditation status of the facility(ies) in which they performed cases. After further consideration, the ABFAS Board of Directors has reversed this policy and has eliminated the facility accreditation requirement from the case review process. While ABFAS will no longer enforce this requirement, we recommend that you perform all your foot and ankle surgeries at accredited facilities. Verification of Surgical Privileges In order to become board certified, as well as a condition for maintenance of certification, ABFAS requires official documentation of active surgical privileges at either at a hospital or surgical center, consistent with the area of certification desired (Foot Surgery and/or Foot and Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery). To assist members with providing such documentation, ABFASâ€™ Board of Directors approved a sample template privileges letter that you can provide to your hospital/surgical center. To download the sample template privileges letter, go to ABFAS.org/privileges. The letter must be completed and signed by a medical staff representative and sent to ABFAS in order to meet the privileges documentation requirements. Once ABFAS receives the signed letter, we will update your record. You will be able to see the list of facilities on your online profile. ABFAS Profile Update ABFAS reminds you to log into your profile and confirm all contact information, including email address and mailing address is up-to-date. Please also confirm that all licenses are up-to-date. To update your license information, email your license information to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can fax your information at 415-553-7801.
ABFAS 2019 Conference List ABFAS is excited to be attending more conferences in 2019 than ever before. If you’re attending, we welcome you to stop by our booth. ABFAS will also be presenting at many of these conferences. Please follow us on Facebook for more information about these special presentations. We hope to see you at the following conferences: Florida Podiatric Medical Association Science & Management Symposium January 9-13, 2019 Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida New York State Podiatric Medical Association/ Foundation for Podiatric Medicine January 18-20, 2019 New York Marriott Marquis New York, New York American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) Scientific Conference February 14-17, 2019 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center New Orleans, Louisiana
Midwest Podiatry Conference April 10-13, 2019 Hyatt Regency Chicago Chicago, Illinois The Western Foot and Ankle Conference June 20-23, 2019 Disneyland Hotel and Convention Center Anaheim, California American Podiatric Medical Assocation The National July 11-14, 2019 Salt Palace Convention Center Salt Lake City, Utah
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American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) Annual Meeting February 14, 2019 at 12:00pm Ernest. N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana ABFAS Communications Committee Allan M. Boike, DPM, Chair Fredric Chussid, DPM Randall L. Dei, DPM John N. Evans, DPM Filza Khan, DPM Michael J. King, DPM John T. Marcoux, DPM Marlene Reid, DPM Amber M. Shane, DPM Kathy Kreiter, Executive Director Geoff Dunlop, Director of Marketing and Communications 15
Spring 2019 Exam Dates Exam Exam Date Registration Registration Name Name /Period Opens Closes
RRA Recertification 2/1-2/19 11/1/18 1/18/19 Foot Recertification 2/1-16/19 11/1/18 1/18/19 Self-assessment 2/1-16/19 11/1/18 1/18/19 Part I Foot Surgery Didactic 3/12/19 11/1/18 2/26/19 Part I Foot Surgery CBPS 3/12/19 11/1/18 2/26/19 Part I RRA Surgery Didactic 3/12/19 11/1/18 2/26/19 Part I RRA Surgery CBPS 3/12/19 11/1/18 2/26/19 Part II Foot Surgery CBPS 5/9/19 11/1/18 4/25/19 Part II RRA Surgery CBPS 5/9/19 11/1/18 4/25/19
2019 Case Review 11/1/18 12/7/18 Need Assistance? Call 415.553.7800 Fax 415.553.7801