Podiatry Assistants are valuable and necessary support for the podiatrist in a podiatry office. Assistants are taught the “how-tos” of working as a member of the team with the podiatrist. They are the third and fourth hands of the podiatrist when working with patients. Now they have an opportunity to learn important clinical background information that will bring them to a higher level of clinical expertise in performing their jobs.
The ACFAOM Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistant Certification Program (CCPMA)
Are you a podiatrist who would appreciate a higher level of knowledge and clinical skills for your Assistant? Do you hire Medical Assistants that do not have the important information for working with podiatric patients? If so, this program is for your Assistant.
This program consists of ten online learning modules (audio and visual) with online exams after the third and the final modules. After passing the exams, an Internship in a licensed podiatrist’s office is required and usually provided by the student’s employer podiatrist. On receiving verification that the student has had instruction on particular skills and finished the Internship program, a Certificate is awarded and sent to the new Certified Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistant (CCPMA) by the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM).
The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM) is a professional society of doctors dedicated to excellence in orthopedics and medicine of the lower extremities as the cornerstone of contemporary podiatric practices. The College has reviewed all aspects of the Medinail Learning Center’s training program for podiatric medical assistants and has adopted this program as its own certification program for Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistants. The ACFAOM Board of Directors oversees the education of clinical podiatric medical assistants through the Medinail Learning Center and constantly monitors its educational quality, creates the required examinations, and issues its own certificate to candidate who have proven fulfillment of the requirements.
The program is purchased online for $599. A $100 fee discount is available for Assistants taking this course if they are sponsored by an ACFAOM member.
Are you an assistant to a podiatrist? If you are a new assistant, this program will provide you the needed background knowledge for working with patients plus provide the information to support your learning of the skills needed to work safely with a podiatrist.
If you are already a trained Podiatry Assistant, this program will provide you the information you need to support the work you perform, setting you at a higher level of knowledge. After you take this course you will understand patient conditions more completely, perform routine foot care under the direction of a podiatrist, perform a superior level of infection control, and feel more confident in your work. Also, you will have a displayable Certificate awarded by a prestigious national podiatric medical society to confirm you have studied and been tested on advanced information in a specially designed program for Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistants.
Are you a Certified Medical Assistant working for a podiatrist and have found that your education does not include sufficient information concerning working with the feet? This course will provide you with the expanded information you need when performing patient foot care and increase your value to your employing Podiatrist.
The Certified Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistant (CCPMA) Program provides proof, through the certification process, that the assistant has studied and passed a course containing the professional information needed to work in a clinical assisting (not administrative assisting) role in a podiatry office!
For information about ACFAOM and its partnership with MLC for the CCPMA program go to www.acfaom.org. For questions contact Norman Wallis, PhD, ACFAOM’s Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-718-6539.