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ABFAS Diplomates Elect New Members to Board of Directors

Congratulations and welcome to the three new members of the ABFAS Board of Directors; D. Martin Chaney (incumbent), Jeffrey Giesking, and John Thomas Marcoux.

Three director positions were open for the 2017 election. Dr. Chaney was re-elected to a second three-year term, while Drs. Giesking and Marcoux were elected to new three-year terms. The terms become effective September 1, 2017 and end on August 31, 2020. Drs. Giesking and Marcoux will then be eligible to be nominated for re-election.

We also want to thank all ABFAS members who took the time to vote. Of the 6,976 Diplomates eligible to vote, 1,607 responded, indicating a return of 23.04%, a rate similar to that of previous elections.


Dr. John Evans Honored with APMA’s Award of Excellence

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) awarded former ABFAS board member Dr. John Evans with the Award of Excellence. This award recognizes outstanding service to the APMA and impressive national accomplishments in scientific, professional, or civic endeavors.  

Dr. Evans’ commitment to the field of podiatry is exceptional. He has worked tirelessly at the national level to promote the field of podiatry and its standards of excellence. 

Dr. Evans has been active in ABFAS since 1994. He has served on various committees including roles as an Oral Examiner, Case Credentials Reviewer, and a developer of the Computer Based Patient Simulation (CBPS) exam. He has also been a member of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Committee, the group charged with the development of ABFAS’ MOC program.

His leadership roles include being a member of the Board of Directors and chairing the Communications Committee. In addition, he has represented ABFAS as a Residency Program Evaluator. Dr. Evans’ professionalism, passion for the profession, and medical expertise has been instrumental in the advancement of the field and ABFAS’ work.

We are grateful for Dr. Evans’ hard work and tremendously pleased that the APMA has honored his dedication to the field of podiatry. 


Video: Tips for Success on the CBPS exam

Dr. John Venson has created a short video to answer frequently asked questions about how to successfully navigate the CBPS exam. Note: You must log-in to view the video.


The Steps to Certification

ABFAS President Dr. Mindy Benton gives an overview of the certification process and answers commonly asked questions. Watch the certification overview video below. 




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2017 Exam Registration Close Dates

  • Feb 24 Part I Foot Surgery (Spring) - Didactic Only Registration Closes
  • Feb 24 Part I RRA Surgery (Spring) - Didactic Only Registration Closes
  • Feb 24 Part I Foot Surgery (Spring) - CBPS Only Registration Closes
  • Feb 24 Part I RRA Surgery (Spring) - CBPS Only Registration Closes
  • May 04 Part II Foot Surgery (Spring) - CBPS Only Registration Closes
  • May 04 Part II RRA Surgery (Spring) - CBPS Only Registration Closes