|Special Bridge for Certified MNTs and PMAs
For MNTs and PMAs already certified by the Medinail Learning Center (MLC), ACFAOM has established a ‘bridge’ to the ACFAOM Certified Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistant (CCPMA) designation. This requires passing an additional ‘bridge’ test online, paying a fee of $75, and completing an online Scope of Practice Agreement. Click here to access this bridge to become an ACFAOM CCPMA.
ACFAOM’s New Certified Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistant Course
ACFAOM is pleased to announce the launch of the Certified Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistant (CCPMA) course. Partnering with Medinail Learning Center, ACFAOM now offers podiatric medical assistants the opportunity to learn important clinical background information about working with patients’ feet, and bringing them to a higher level of clinical expertise so they can provide more clinical support to their DPM and perform many routine foot care procedures under the supervision of a DPM. This course consists of ten online learning modules with two online exams. After passing the exams, an internship in a DPM’s office is required and usually provided by the student’s employer. On receiving verification that the student has had instruction on particular skills and finished the internship program, a certificate is awarded. Click here to learn more about the course and to have your Assistant register online for $599. A $100 fee discount is available for Assistants taking this course if they are sponsored by an ACFAOM member.
ACFAOM & AAPPM Working Together to Create Preceptorships for Graduates
There is a current crisis in matching DPM graduates with CPME approved residency training programs. Consequently, ACFAOM is joining forces with AAPPM to try to open up more 1-year preceptorships in private practice by asking each ACFAOM member to consider bringing one of these graduates into the practice and to be a preceptor for one year. The AAPPM office is coordinating the introduction of graduates to DPMs who are willing to help this graduating class. The preceptee can act as a clinical assistant to you and all details of the relationship (salary, housing, etc.) will be decided between you and the preceptee. For more information about this AAPPM/ACFAOM program, click here and then contact Ms. Shawna Wyatt-Langley, the AAPPM coordinator of this program, at 732-740-9294 or email@example.com.